Brooks Kushman P.C.

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John Halan

Patent Protection - Businesses that fail to heed new provisions of the America Invents Act run the risk of losing their ideas to others

Originally published in January - February 2013 | dbusiness.com. The America Invents Act represents the most significant reform of the United States patent system in 60 years. Signed into law in the fall of 2011, a number…more

America Invents Act, Covered Business Method Patents, First-to-File, First-to-Invent, Patent Reform

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Thomas Lewry

Starting a new business? Intellectual Property 101 Presented by Prof. Islam & PA Thomas Lewry

"Often [intellectual property] is the most valuable asset to the company, bar none, more than the building, more valuable than the land that it sits on." -The Recorder, November 30, 2006 What does it take to get a trademark,…more

Business Formation, Copyright, Patent Applications, Small Business, Startups

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Kristin Murphy

3 Things Small Business Owners Don't Include in Their Year-End Planning, But Should

When it comes to year-end planning, what's the one thing most small business owners don't do but should? That's the question we put to attorneys writing on JD Supra, knowing that the diversity of insights would make for…more

Buy-Sell Agreements, Employee Benefits, Legal Perspectives, Small Business, Year-End Compliance Checklist

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Sangeeta G. Shah

Outsourcing Manufacturing and the Pre-AIA On-Sale Bar

United States patent law prior to the America Invents Act (AIA) implementation provides that an invention is unpatentable if it is on sale more than one year before a patent application is filed. The on-sale bar is triggered…more

America Invents Act, Foreign Corporations, Manufacturers, Outsourcing, Patents

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David Syrowik

Recent Developments In Information Technology Law – Third Quarter 2013

INTRODUCTION - Enactment of the America Invents Act was the biggest patent news of 2011, but its most comprehensive provisions were implemented September 16, 2012, and March 16, 2013. For example, one of its biggest…more

America Invents Act, Copyright, First-to-File, First-to-Invent, Inventors

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