Jeffrey R. Stone

Jeffrey R. Stone

Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

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Protecting Non-Functional Product Design Features Through The Entire Life Cycle: From Conception to Grave

IP protection for product designs is typically found in a combination of one or more of the following protective mechanisms...more

5/9/2013 - Design Patent Patents Trade Dress Trade Secrets USPTO Utility Patents

Changes to Australian Patent Laws Effective April 15, 2013

Australia has typically been viewed as a desirable venue in which to pursue patents, in part because the rules were more lenient than in other venues, including those at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. However,...more

2/15/2013 - Divisional Applications Patents Provisional Applications Request for Examination

The First-to-File Patent System is Coming - Optimize Your System Now

On March 16, 2013, the "first-to-file" provisions of the America Invents Act ("AIA"), will take effect, replacing the current first-to-invent system. Here we provide specific recommendations to optimize protection of your...more

2/11/2013 - America Invents Act First-to-File First-to-Invent Inventions Patent Applications Patent Reform Patents Post-Grant Review Prior Art

The "Bargain Patent": Requirements for Design Patents

There are many advantages to adding design patents to your overall intellectual property strategy, as we saw exemplified in this summer's verdict in Apple, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., et al. and both companies' use...more

11/30/2012 - Design Patent Patents USPTO

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