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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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The State Of Judicial Deference To The USPTO

Posted on Nov 16, 2016 in Articles

Perhaps no doctrine is more significant to our form of government than separation of powers. In the first draft of the Bill of Rights, James Madison wanted to explicitly state that our three branches of government — legislative, executive and judicial — “shall never exercise the power” of each other. His proposal was struck down as being redundant with language articulated by the U.S. Constitution. Separation of powers, it was argued, was already implicit. Yet here we are today, with accusations that the separation of powers doctrine has been eroded.

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Manny D. Pokotilow to Receive PNC Achievement Award

Posted on Nov 8, 2016 in News

Manny Pokotilow, senior counsel at Caesar Rivise, PC, will be presented with the PNC Achievement Award at the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Annual Meeting Luncheon on Tuesday, December 7 at the Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia.

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Marijuana’s Role in the Pursuit of Patent Rights

Posted on Oct 24, 2016 in Articles

Marijuana is big business and the opportunities to make money, just like the plant, will only continue to grow. In 2015, Colorado’s marijuana sales came close to a staggering one billion dollars. And in next month’s election, five states will be voting on legalizing ­marijuana for recreational purposes, while four more states will be asking voters to decide whether the plant should be ­available for medical purposes. Businesses will ­expand and new companies will be born in order to try to cash in on this ­lucrative market.

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The Current State of Computer Software Patentability

Posted on Sep 26, 2016 in Articles

Remember Morse code? Perhaps mention of the name conjures up movie images of telegraph operators communicating over long distances, by tapping out “dashes” and “dots” that correspond to letters of the alphabet. What many people do not realize is that Samuel Morse, inventor of Morse code, fought a protracted battle to protect his patent rights. One of his patent claims stands out: the use of electromagnetism to print “intelligible characters, signs or letters.”

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CR Attorney Moderating Keynote Session at 2016 AIPF Annual Meeting

Posted on Sep 7, 2016 in Events

CR attorney Eric Marzluf, who serves on the Board and as Vice President of the Association of Intellectual Property Firms (AIPF), will be the Moderator in the 2016 AIPF Annual Meeting’s keynote session “The New IP: Intelligent Pricing” on September 15, 2016.

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Caesar Rivise Attorneys Named to 2017 “Best Lawyers in America”

Posted on Aug 25, 2016 in News

Ten Caesar Rivise attorneys were named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 ranking of peer-reviewed professionals. This annual list of carefully vetted attorneys is recognized by Corporate Counsel as “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice”.

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