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IP Frontiers: Assignments: best practice tips

The timing and sufficiency of an assignment document can become critical for protecting the rights of the assignee. These rights include the assignee’s right to sue for infringement, ownership right and right to claim priority. Right to sue for infringement ...

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IP Frontiers: Computer-related patents after Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International

35 U.S.C. §101 states that “Whoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof, may obtain a patent therefor, subject to the conditions and requirements of this ...

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IP Frontiers: Allergan and New York Native American tribe partner to protect drug patents

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, whose Akwesasne territory straddles the U.S.-Canadian border in Franklin County, New York, and the provincial boarder between Ontario and Quebec, recently parlayed its sovereign immunity into several valuable pharmaceutical patents and a significant revenue stream. ...

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IP Frontiers: Risks associated with user-generated content and design on e-commerce sites: A trap for the unwary—Part I

The surge of user-generated e-commerce and social media platforms has provided individuals—regardless of location, experience or financial status—the power to become a commercial artist, author, designer, musician or photographer. For emerging entrepreneurs, traditional barriers to entry have been removed by ...

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IP Frontiers: Has the Alice pendulum begun to swing in favor of computer-related inventions?


For decades, computer-related inventions have survived various road blocks erected over time (statutory, case law, regulations and USPTO practice). When the latest road block came about and for some time afterward, i.e., Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, 573 U.S. ...

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