July/August Newsletter The 4th of July, Sherman IP’s Philanthropy and the Supreme Court Decision Making Thoughtful Patent Prosecution Much More Important!   With summer in full steam, we hope you had a wonderful 4th of July, are getting some time off of work and just enjoying life.   In celebration of America’s Independence Day, … Continue reading July/August 2017 Sherman IP Newsletter

By Kenneth L. Sherman In May, the United States Supreme Court made it somewhat less expensive and easier for businesses to defend against what are often “strong-arm” patent lawsuits. The Supreme Court thereby made well-drafted patents, with strong claims and supportive specifications, much more valuable. At first glance, the Court’s decision in TC Heartland LLC … Continue reading Assessing Patent Infringement Claims in Light of New Venue Restrictions; Well-Drafted, Strong Patents Just Became More Valuable!

Sherman IP is Onboarding the AKeyMark Platform! Sherman IP is constantly innovating and striving to maintain its competitive edge. The AKeyMark Platform was launched to provide trademark applicants self-service tools when working with a trademark attorney. Sherman IP has always been the trademark legal team powering AKeyMark. Now, we’re excited to announce that Sherman IP … Continue reading June 2017 Sherman IP Newsletter

When you work in Intellectual Property law, you know a thing or two about creativity. This creative spark is the catalyst that propelled Kenneth L. Sherman, the Managing Partner of Sherman IP to rethink how Sherman IP approaches the traditional attorney client relationship. After hearing from clients about how many traditional law firms left them … Continue reading Innovating Client Relationships in Intellectual Property Protection – A Case Study with the L&R Group of Companies

By Kenneth L. Sherman On March 21, 2017, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) implemented a new order to enhance their examination of trademark registrations up for renewal and to remove registrations that are no longer in use. The new order may result in the cancellation or limitation of a trademark registration if … Continue reading Getting Help for Your Trademark Renewals Just Became Imperative; Post-Registration Trademark Use Audits Now Conducted by USPTO

May 2017 Newsletter Our Clients Make Headlines! This month we’re focusing Sherman IP’s newsletter on you, our clients.  Over the past 25 years (yes, we’re gearing up to celebrate our 25th Anniversary this year!), we’ve built a reputation of providing high quality, efficient legal services. We look at you, our clients, as relationships where we … Continue reading May 2017 Sherman IP Newsletter

By Kenneth L. Sherman There’s a ton of confusion around the question, “Can I copyright my logo?” To answer this question appropriately, it’s important to first identify the scope of protection you may be seeking, by distinguishing between trademarks and copyrights. Each type of legal registration serves different purposes, are obtained differently, and provide different … Continue reading Should I Copyright or Trademark My Logo?

By Kenneth L. Sherman Coming up with a name for your company, product or service is one of the most important decisions you make that will set the stage for your brand and your future marketing efforts. How do you pick the right name that will not only sound great, but one that will allow … Continue reading Picking the Right Trademark for Your Brand

April 2017 Newsletter And the Winners Are… Last month we announced our participation and sponsorship of the Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition (MEPC) and Min Family Social Entrepreneurship Challenge at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. This month we wanted to congratulate the student participants on a job well done and announce the winners! We are proud … Continue reading April 2017 Sherman IP Newsletter

Crowdfunding Tips You Need to Succeed Imagine the feeling you get when you’ve finally pressed the “launch” button on your Kickstarter campaign.  That one small click represents hundreds or even thousands of hours of hard work and creativity.  The feeling is one of excitement, relief and anticipation that funding will flow like manna from heaven.  You’ve done … Continue reading Crowdfunding Tips You Need to Succeed

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In RecogniCorp, LLC v. Nintendo Co., Ltd., petitioner-patentee RecogniCorp has asked the Supreme Court to take a fresh look at its eligibility doctrines with the following two questions presented: Whether computer-implemented inventions that provide specific improvements to existing technological processes for encoding or decoding data are patent-eligible under the first step of the Alice test, … Continue reading RecogniCorp: Can Data Processing be Patented?

In RecogniCorp, LLC v. Nintendo Co., Ltd., petitioner-patentee RecogniCorp has asked the Supreme Court to take a fresh look at its eligibility doctrines with the following two questions presented: Whether computer-implemented inventions that provide specific improvements to existing technological processes for encoding or decoding data are patent-eligible under the first step of the Alice test, … Continue reading RecogniCorp: Can Data Processing be Patented?

In RecogniCorp, LLC v. Nintendo Co., Ltd., petitioner-patentee RecogniCorp has asked the Supreme Court to take a fresh look at its eligibility doctrines with the following two questions presented: Whether computer-implemented inventions that provide specific improvements to existing technological processes for encoding or decoding data are patent-eligible under the first step of the Alice test, … Continue reading RecogniCorp: Can Data Processing be Patented?

In RecogniCorp, LLC v. Nintendo Co., Ltd., petitioner-patentee RecogniCorp has asked the Supreme Court to take a fresh look at its eligibility doctrines with the following two questions presented: Whether computer-implemented inventions that provide specific improvements to existing technological processes for encoding or decoding data are patent-eligible under the first step of the Alice test, … Continue reading RecogniCorp: Can Data Processing be Patented?

12Dec 2017

AI Patent Quality

Ji-Yong (David) Chung is a partner at Snyder, Clark, Lesch & Chung. David.Chung@snyderllp.com.

12Dec 2017

AI Patent Quality

Ji-Yong (David) Chung is a partner at Snyder, Clark, Lesch & Chung. David.Chung@snyderllp.com.

12Dec 2017

AI Patent Quality

Ji-Yong (David) Chung is a partner at Snyder, Clark, Lesch & Chung. David.Chung@snyderllp.com.

12Dec 2017

AI Patent Quality

Ji-Yong (David) Chung is a partner at Snyder, Clark, Lesch & Chung. David.Chung@snyderllp.com.

by Dennis Crouch Ariosa (Roche) v. Illumina (Fed. Cir. 2017) Interesting decision here on two different fronts: Reviewability of Ex Parte Reexamination Termination Decision; and Priority Prior Art Date for Patent Applications. The dispute focuses on Illumina’s U.S. Patent No. 7,955,794 and arose after the inventors left Ariosa to form competitor Illumina. Ex parte Reexamination Termination and Appeal: While the … Continue reading Federal Circuit Ducks Major Prior Art Analysis: Affirms Weird PTAB Prior Art Holding

by Dennis Crouch Ariosa (Roche) v. Illumina (Fed. Cir. 2017) Interesting decision here on two different fronts: Reviewability of Ex Parte Reexamination Termination Decision; and Priority Prior Art Date for Patent Applications. The dispute focuses on Illumina’s U.S. Patent No. 7,955,794 and arose after the inventors left Ariosa to form competitor Illumina. Ex parte Reexamination Termination and Appeal: While the … Continue reading Federal Circuit Ducks Major Prior Art Analysis: Affirms Weird PTAB Prior Art Holding

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