To commemorate International Woman’s Day in March, State Street Global Advisors commissioned Kristen Visbal’s “Fearless Girl” statue and obtained a permit from New York City to place it in... Read More
What is the status of the CRISPR patent dispute?
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What is a trademark opposition proceeding?
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Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP is proud to officially welcome... Read More
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Under what conditions can a scent be trademarked?
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Originally published in the New York Intellectual Property Law Association’s December 2016- January 2017 edition of The Report. https://www.nyipla.org/nyipla/TheReport.asp
By William Valet*
Claim construction is a seemingly simple proposition that... Read More
What are the potential applications of gene-editing technology?
In December 2016, this blog reported on an interference proceeding before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) regarding a dispute... Read More