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Coronavirus caused inventors to change the way they thought about innovation, creating new products at a brisk pace. COVID has also changed the way we approach intellectual property law. As partner Nick Gingo described, many brands have shifted their operations to produce more COVID-friendly...Read more
As of October 2, 2020, patent applicants should be prepared to pay increased government fees at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In a Federal Register Notice dated August 3, 2020, the USPTO indicated that the fee adjustments are needed to provide the USPTO with a sufficient amount of...Read more
Booking B.V. applied for 4 trademarks with the US Patent and Trademark Office for the use of “Booking.com” in a word and stylized mark, which was rejected by the assigned Examiner, saying it was too generic and indistinctive under the Lanham Act. Also known as the Trademark Act of 1946, the Lanham...Read more
Renner Otto Associate Kathryn Imeli says the three keys to succeeding in a career in IP law are mentorship, a firm that's willing to invest in you and most importantly - confidence. Tell us a little about your background. While I was completing my undergrade degree in Neuroscience and Biomedical...Read more
Renner Otto successfully obtained a dismissal of an appeal to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) on behalf of client MacroPoint, citing an extraordinary real-time US Supreme Court decision in Thryv v. Click to Call Technologies . Located in Cleveland, Ohio, MacroPoint is the...Read more
By: Bonnie Smith Although they are entering the science and engineering fields at increasing rates than in previous years, women still only account for a small minority of inventors listed on U.S. patents. In a 2019 report, female inventors account for just under 13% of the patent applications...Read more
By: Bonnie Smith One of the unique aspects about intellectual property (IP) law is its applicability to all people- anybody can create IP and everybody has a right to protect their IP. These days, younger people are being homeschooled and spending more time at home. These young people are future...Read more
By: Bonnie Smith In response to COVID-19, many industries are actively creating solutions and inventions to respond to the various needs presented by the crisis, such as vaccines, treatments, virtual engagement tools, personal protective devices, etc. These inventions are typically protected by...Read more
Renner Otto Partner Nick Gingo has always had an interest in technology and innovation, but it was his passion for helping and advising others that took his legal career to the next level. Tell us a little about your background. I’ve always been interested in “how things work” and all things math...Read more
By: Rhiannon Yetzer Have a new product or invention? Chances are you need an Intellectual Property lawyer. Intellectual Property rights are designed to secure and protect designs, inventions or artwork that you’ve created so that you can successfully bring your work to the marketplace. Simply...Read more