WE’VE JOINED DURHAM JONES & PINEGAR

WE’VE JOINED DURHAM JONES & PINEGAR Effective February 1, 2017, the attorneys formerly of BATEMAN IP have joined Durham Jones & Pinegar. This includes Randall B. Bateman, Christopher L. Wight, Sarah W. Matthews and Tenley Schofield. Founded in 2003, Bateman IP specialized in protecting its client’s intellectual property. All four attorneys are registered patent attorneys […]

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Pleading patent ineligibility

With the issuance of the Supreme Court’s opinion in Alice v. CLS Bank, 134 S. Ct. 2347, 189 L. Ed. 296 (2014), there has been a flood of preliminary motions based on the patent ineligibility of the subject matter of the claims. These motions have taken a variety of forms including Motions to Dismiss for […]

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Changes to Design Patent Law in the U.S.

U.S. FORMALLY JOINING THE HAGUE AGREEMENT In 2012, the U.S. enacted the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act to allow the US to become a member of the Hague Agreement for the registration of design patents. The treaty was previously ratified but not put into law. On February 13, 2015, the U.S. took its final step […]

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Utah remains most cost-effective state for trademarks and patents

Salt Lake City, Utah, is unbeatable for patents, trademarks, and copyrights — and has the numbers to prove it. The legal services market in Utah uniquely provides high-quality work at prices few coastal firms can match.  Nowhere is this difference more stark than in intellectual property (IP).  Utah ranks #8 for the most patent attorneys and […]

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Licensing Copyrighted Material

It is virtually impossible today to run a business without licensing copyrighted material. If you use a computer, you are probably running licensed software. If you have a website, your website probably includes licensed photographs. Unless you create your own advertisements, you may have used licensed material. Despite the prevalence of copyrighted material, most companies […]

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Trademark Fraud – Not (Quite) Dead

Under the Lanham act, trademarks that have been fraudulently registered can be canceled, and their challengers may be entitled to both damages and attorney’s fees. This can be a potent tool, if your business is being threatened by a trademark holder. Yet relatively few cases alleging trademark fraud are brought in court. Trademark fraud has […]

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Recent Developments in Intellectual Property Law

In Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court considered whether a process using a newly recognized law of nature (i.e., newly established correlations between drug dosage and measured metabolites in the patient’s body) to determine the optimal drug dosage to be administered to a specific patient is patent eligible subject matter […]

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Secondary / Indirect Infringement of Patents

Most business people understand that it is possible to infringe a patent by selling a patented product, or performing a patented series of steps. But infringement can also occur indirectly, and the law surrounding this concept is considerably murkier. Two types of indirect infringement exist: induced, and contributory. Fortunately, both can usually be avoided by […]

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