How Patent Laws Affect the Race to Find a Coronavirus Cure

Will the US government be able to take patent rights away when the Coronavirus cure is discovered? What happens if the vaccine is overpriced?

Stealing or Buying a Stairway to Heaven? All That Glitters Is Not Gold

Spirit brought a copyright infringement case against Led Zeppelin that claimed the opening lead lines of Stairway to Heaven were lifted from its song Taurus. Find out why laws from 1903 had to be used, what happened in the case, and more.

USPTO Updates Trademark Filing Requirements – But Will Spam Stop?

When you file a trademark application, you can expect to be contacted, via regular U.S. mail, by scammers. Trademark owners often receive letters in the mail from companies with very similar names as the U.S. Trademark Office, for example, the United States Trademark Company. But with the new change in the filing law, made in February 2020, will this cease to happen?

Fortress Investment Group: Bad Actor, Bad Timing, or Both?

Fortress Investment Group, a patent aggregator/investment firm, owns patents allegedly infringed by bioMérieux SA (among others) over the previous six years. In a lawsuit filed on March 9, 2020, Fortress, though its wholly-owned entity Labrador Diagnostics, is claiming bioMériux’s testing process is infringing U.S. Patents.

Katy Perry Escapes Dark Horse Copyright Verdict

I am unashamed to admit that Katy Perry is, without a doubt, my favorite pop singer. I don’t really know why. 

Market Intelligence and Brand Management

We at Neugeboren O’Dowd are always telling our clients that the branding piece of their business is something that they should be thinking about early in their development.

New Injunction Policy Boosts Power Of Essential Patents

In mid-December 2019, a policy statement was issued by the USPTO, NIST, and DOJ to clearly state injunctive relief (among other remedies) is available to holders of standard-essential patents (SEPs.)

Google v. Oracle Case

Java is a programming language initially developed by Sun Microsystems and later purchased by Oracle, and is at the center of a decade-long lawsuit between Google and Oracle that some say will have far-reaching consequences for the future of software innovation.