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IP Frontiers: The Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act

Christina E. Brule

The Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021 (the “Act”), a.k.a. the Coronavirus Relief Bill, was signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020. In addition to COVID-19 relief, the Act includes several provisions that will significantly influence intellectual property law. This article will ...

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IP Frontiers: The Trademark Modernization Act 2021

Alana M. Fuierer, Esq.

On Dec. 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021 (the “Act”) was signed into law. Despite commonly being thought of as merely a “Coronavirus Relief Bill,” it surprisingly contained much more than COVID-19 relief. One of the lesser-known parts of ...

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IP Frontiers: Reimagining the future of New York’s courts

David Miranda

This column typically discusses legal topics related to technology, but this month we look at how technology relates to the law, specifically our court system. In the midst of a pandemic, our world in lockdown, lawyers are learning to navigate ...

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IP Frontiers: Will Supreme Court intervene with runaway expansion of §101 by federal circuit?

Wayne Reinke

There is some concern in the patent-sphere about the CAFC conflating §101 (patentable subject matter) with §112 (issues with claim wording and/or support of claims in specification) and other considerations. There is no better example of this than the recently ...

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IP Frontiers: A closer look at patents for startups

Lloyd J. Wilson

There are many reasons you may choose to start your own business, with one of those reasons being that you believe the businesses will be financially successful. Patents may be key to helping you achieve your financial goals, but understanding ...

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IP Frontiers: Design patents should be in every portfolio

Kristian Ziegler

A patent confers the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale or selling an invention, as recited in the claims of the patent, within the jurisdiction or from importing the invention into the jurisdiction in which the ...

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IP Frontiers: US Patent and Trademark Office aims to provide relief, spur innovation amid COVID-19

Amanda L. Keys

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has made provisions and extended deadlines for responding to certain matters in light of the hardships created by the COVID-19 outbreak and has also created programs intended to spur innovation in the ...

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IP Frontiers: AI patent drafting strategies for overcoming non-patentable subject matter rejections

Stephen P. Scuderi

The World Intellectual Property Organization’s recent publication title: “WIPO Technology Trends 2019-Artificial Intelligence” defines artificial intelligence (“AI”) systems primarily as: “learning systems; that is machines that can become better at a task typically performed by humans with limited or no ...

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IP Frontiers: Effects resulting from the USPTO’s use of AI in patent examinations

Lloyd Wilson

There are unlimited examples of how businesses, organizations, and other entities are incentivized to use artificial intelligence (AI) technology to improve operations and performance. Thus, it is expected that, like any other entity, the United States Patent and Trademark Office ...

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