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Privacy Zone

Where technology and intellectual property meet privacy
  • It is fairly standard language in privacy policies: “This privacy policy may be amended or updated from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates.”  It sends the message that the company can change its data practices and policies without ever notifying the end-user. It tells the end-user that the burden is on them... Continue Reading

  • On Oct. 30, President Joe Biden issued an executive order on safe, secure and trustworthy artificial intelligence.[1] The executive order provides a sprawling list of directives aimed at establishing standards for AI safety and security and protecting privacy. While the executive order acknowledges the executive branch’s lack of authority for any lawmaking or rulemaking, AI... Continue Reading

  • Following its many warnings of impending enforcement action against entities providing Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) products, the FTC has officially launched an investigation into OpenAI[1]. The FTC initiates its investigation on the heels of the Center for AI and Digital Policy’s July 10, 2023 supplement to its March 30, 2023 complaint, which requests that the FTC... Continue Reading

RF EMerge

A Resource for Innovators
  • Heading into 2025, patent applicants should prepare for significant fee increases at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). These fee increases can significantly impact patent applicant behavior, leading prudent applicants to evaluate and adjust their patent protection strategies.  Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in particular should plan and budget for new and drastically increased... Continue Reading

  • BASE Air is a company at the leading edge of safety in the heavy vehicle industry. Founded in 2005 by Matthew Vaughan in Australia, the company focuses on Balance and Safety Enhancement (BASE) for heavy-duty vehicle stability. BASE Air’s technology is a pressure-control system capable of integrating into a vehicle’s existing air suspension, or available... Continue Reading

  • In a long-awaited milestone in the gene therapy space, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved two gene therapies to cure sickle cell disease (SCD).  Soon thereafter these approvals, a key licensing agreement was announced between Vertex and Editas for Cas9 gene editing technology. Gene therapy is a new type of treatment with the potential... Continue Reading

Trademark Opposition Lawyer

Insight & commentary on TTAB Proceedings
  • The Hook ’em Horns of the University of Texas earned a big win in a recent trademark opposition proceeding.  This is an interesting sports trademark case. The case, the Board of Regents of the University of Texas v. Kendall A. Beaver, was brought by UT against the owner of the following trademark application: The Applicant’s...

  • A trademark registration for the mark PROHEAR for audio headphones and related goods has been cancelled based on a likelihood of confusion with the mark PROTEAR for similar goods.   The trademark cancellation proceeding was filed and decided before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. The case, Hangzhou Zhaohu Technology Co., Ltd. v. Hangzhou Johnson...

  • A recent trademark opposition is a lesson in how to properly establish a likelihood of confusion for apparel goods. In Roots Corporation v. Colorful Roots LLC, the Opposer, Roots Corporation, relied on several of its trademark registrations of ROOTS and its derivatives.  The “Roots” Marks, for various apparel items and related accessories in Class 25,...

Healthcare Marketing Law

Legal Insight for Today's Healthcare Leaders
  • IP Innovation Management is the subject of a webinar sponsored by Medmarc Insurance Group. This event will be presented by James Hastings of Rothwell Figg. He is the editor of Healthcare Marketing Law. IP Innovation Management is a process for: the value inherent in intellectual assets creations. Life sciences patents are the most filed patents... Continue Reading

  • Martin Curley, Professor of Innovation at Maynooth University, was the featured speaker at the Lean Business Ireland Summit. Martin is a worldwide leader in the digital health field, focusing on using technology to shift health care delivery to a patient-centric model. He was until recently Director of Digital Transformation at Health Service Executive (HSE), the... Continue Reading

  • A recent appeal of a trademark application refusal shows the importance of filing proper specimens of use. The matter, In Re Sciton, Inc., was an appeal filed by the owner of two applications to register the mark SCITON (in standard characters and composite design mark form) for various medical services related to cosmetic skin treatments... Continue Reading

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