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CR Attorney Talks Trademarks, Copyrights, & Free Speech on The American Law Journal

Posted on Feb 17, 2017 in Events

CR’s Manny Pokotilow participates in a panel discussion on the intersection of intellectual property and free speech in the American Law Journal’s program “Trademark, Copyrights & Free Speech: The ’Slants’ go to the ’Supremes’”, airing Monday, February 20, 2017 at 7 PM ET on WFMZ-TV.

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CR Attorney to Present Lecture at Drexel University

Posted on Jan 30, 2017 in Events

CR Partner Scott Slomowitz will present a guest lecture to students enrolled in the graduate-level Bioinstrumentation II Course at Drexel University’s School of Biomedical Engineering on February 7, 2017. The presentation, entitled “How to Prepare a Good Patent Application and Filing Options”, will provide the students with important strategies/guidance for considering intellectual property protection early in the medical device development process.

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Disparagement and Trademarks at the US Supreme Court

Posted on Jan 26, 2017 in Articles

Try to make sense of this: The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) refused to register the trademark “HAVE YOU HEARD THAT SATAN IS A REPUBLICAN?” because it disparaged the Republican party. But when an application was filed for the mark “THE DEVIL IS A DEMOCRAT,” the USPTO agreed that the mark could be registered.

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CR Attorney to Serve as Panelist for “Apple vs. Samsung: Takeaways from the Smartphone Wars”

Posted on Jan 18, 2017 in Events

CR Partner Gary Greene will serve as a panelist for the Philadelphia Bar Association’s program “Apple vs. Samsung: Takeaways from the Smartphone Wars” on January 25, 2017. This CLE program examines the ongoing litigation regarding design patent protection for smartphones and covers how appearance and design can be protected through the law.

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CR Attorney Presenting Webinar on After Final Patent Prosecution Strategy

Posted on Jan 16, 2017 in Events

It’s a dilemma – corporations are seeking more patent protection than ever before, yet corporate counsel are under constant pressure to keep costs as low as possible. How are these conflicting objectives addressed? One important aspect of cost-effective patent protection is with regard to After Final Strategy. CR attorney Lawrence Ashery is presenting a webinar on the topic on January 25, 2017 at 12:30 pm EST.

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The Hottest Patent Law Issues Of 2016

Posted on Jan 3, 2017 in Articles

As we ring in the new year, it’s now time to look back at the most significant patent law issues of 2016.

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Patents of Interest for 2016

Posted on Dec 28, 2016 in Articles

Would you like to predict the future? It’s possible – just look at patents and patent applications to get a sense of the world of technology that will soon be approaching. While many patents will never lead to actual physical products, others can give a good sense of important business developments that may be just around the corner.

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CR Attorney Provides Introduction to IP for Local Artists

Posted on Dec 2, 2016 in Events

CR Attorney James Kozuch presented an introductory seminar on Intellectual Property at the Tamaqua Community Art Center in Tamaqua, Carbon County on November 22, 2016. The presentation, entitled “An Introduction to Intellectual Property for Artists and Art Organizations,” provided an overview of patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights for artists looking to protect their work.

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Marijuana’s Role in the Pursuit of Trademark Rights

Posted on Nov 29, 2016 in Articles

Last month, we ­discussed the patentability of ­marijuana. It was explained that numerous marijuana-related patents already exist and more are expected to be granted. The issues associated with trademarks and marijuana, however, are substantially different.

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Roxane Gets the Red Light from the Federal Circuit

Posted on Nov 17, 2016 in News

On November 17, 2016, in Roxane Laboratories, Inc. v. Camber Pharmaceuticals Inc., Invagen Pharmaceuticals Inc., Appeal No. 16-1028, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit sided with Defendants-Appellees Camber and Invagen, for the second time, in holding that the claim term “size 00 or less” meant “precisely size 00 or less” and excluded the elongated version size 00EL which Defendants were using. Robert S. Silver argued the appeal and Salvatore Guerriero and Pei-Ru Wey also represented Appellees.

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