Recent IP News
USPTO ISSUES NEW GUIDELINES ON WHAT IS PATENTABLE SUBJECT MATTER - SUCH AS SOFTWARE PATENTS
Last month, the USPTO issued supplemental guidelines for examiners in determining whether a patent claim constitutes patentable subject matter.
How Much Copyright Does an Actor Have in a Film?
Actors can have small, but significant parts in a film. Does that make the actor a joint author of the entire film?
Using the International Trade Commission for Trademark Infringement
Patent owners have been using the ITC for the past decade to stop infringement by foreign companies, such as those in Asia. Will trademark owners now take greater￼advantage of the ITC to prevent infringement?
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