July/August 2017 Sherman IP 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, and to support the men and women who have sacrificed so much for the freedoms we enjoy…Sherman IP will again donate a portion of all legal service fees earned processing trademark applications to the Semper Fi Fund for the entire months of July and August! This effort was so well received last year that we have decided to do it again and extend this initiative for the entire summer. Thank you to everyone who is supporting this effort.
The Semper Fi Fund provides immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post-9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. The Semper Fi Fund has been awarded the highest ratings from watchdog groups. Almost 94% of all Semper Fi donated dollars go directly to those who deserve it the most, without red tape. 
We wanted to extend our gratitude to those who selflessly dedicate their lives to the American Armed Forces.  If you’re ready to file a new trademark application or have other trademark matters, we encourage you to contact us and file during our donation campaign and support our veterans.   
In addition to the Semper Fi Fund, Sherman IP has also been a proud supporter of the Concern Foundation for Cancer Research for over 20 years!  The Concern Foundation funds cancer research worldwide with 90-95% of their funds received going to the research itself.

On July 8, 2017, Sherman IP sponsored and attended Concern Foundation’s famous Block Party, listed as one of LA’s top annual events.  Through the block party, Concern raised around $2 million in the fight to conquer cancer!
To learn more about our Philanthropic Mission and our giving, please visit, www.ShermanIP.com/philanthropy/
Patent Lawsuit Venue Requirements; A Supreme Court Decision Evens the Scales and Makes Patent Prosecution More Important For Enforcement 
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 v. Kraft seems purely technical and of little interest to most business owners. However, that perception is mistaken.
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Kenneth L. Sherman

Managing Partner, Sherman IP LLP



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