Patent Attorney Charlotte

Patent Attorney Charlotte

Are you looking for a Patent Attorney in Charlotte?

Here are some tips for finding a Patent Attorney that will fit your needs:
• Patent attorneys are subject matter specific based on their technical degree. For example electrical engineer, software, physics, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, or mechanical engineering, etc.
• Specific job experience can create subject matter expertise.

• Most patent attorneys are capable of filing patents on mechanical devices and/or systems.
• Small law firms focusing exclusively on intellectual property often provide specialized attention and service.

• Look for an entrepreneurial patent attorney (one who has his/her own inventions, issued patents or one who participated in starting a new business).
• In general you get what you pay for, avoid on-line legal service offerings.

Call now to for a FREE consultation with Patent Attorney Jeff Watson in Charlotte.

(704)-625-7747

Patent Attorney Charlotte

How to find a Great Patent Attorney

Balser & Grell IP Law, LLC, 1800 Camden Road, Charlotte, NC 28203. (704) 625-7747‎ phone (678) 373-4746 fax

Jeff Watson , 3911 Carmel Acres Dr Charlotte, NC 28226. (704) 625-7747 phone (678) 373-4746 fax

jwatson@bgiplaw.com

By Jeff  Watson

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How to Find a Patent Attorney in Charlotte NC

How to Find a Patent or Trademark Attorney in Charlotte NC

Small law firms focusing exclusively on intellectual property often
provide the best attention and service for filing patent and trademark applications.

Patent and Trademark Lawyers are subject matter specific based on their technical degree(s) earned in college. Look for a patent or trademark attorney with a technical degree that matches your idea invention, such as electrical engineering, computer science, software, physics, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, or mechanical engineering, etc.

Work experience creates subject matter expertise.  Look for a patent lawyer who has relevant work experience to your idea invention.

Look for a patent and trademark attorney who has his/her own inventions, issued patents, trademarks or who has participated in starting a new business.

Call Jeff Watson for a Free patent consultation (704) 625-7747 or email me at jwatson@bgiplaw.com

To search the US Patent & Trademark Office for a Patent Attorney near you click the link below or visit US Patent Office and search for “OED Patent Attorney/Agent Search.” Next enter your city/state or zip code into the USPTO search engine and the engine will generate a list of Attorney/Agents near you. Use the criteria above to find a Patent Lawyer right for you. US Patent Lawyer Search

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USPTO Satellite Offices

USPTO Satellite Offices – Coming Soon To a Time Zone Near You

 

December 2014

Patent Case Summaries

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Patent, Trademark and Copyright Cases To Watch In 2015

Patent, Trademark and Copyright Cases To Watch In 2015

Patent Cases To Watch In 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide three patent cases involving claim construction, induced infringement and patent royalties in 2015, while the Federal Circuit grapples with the fallout from the high court’s recent patent-eligibility rulings and the standards for America Invents Act reviews.

Patent Legislation To Watch In 2015

After a bill aimed at cracking down on so-called patent trolls stalled in Congress last year, attorneys expect lawmakers to make a major push to enact legislation on the issue in the coming months, and also possibly weigh measures to clarify patent eligibility and extend the life of some drug patents.

Copyright And Trademark Cases To Watch In 2015

The worlds of copyright and trademark law are going to be anything but soft in 2015, with two trademark cases pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, a showdown between Google and Oracle over software copyrights looming, and more.

Fed. Circ. To Weigh Patent Impact Of ‘Raging Bull’

The Federal Circuit will consider whether the U.S. Supreme Court’s “Raging Bull” decision limiting laches as a defense in copyright cases applies equally to patent law, agreeing to conduct an en banc rehearing of its decision that an adult diaper patent suit was barred by laches because the patent owner waited too long to file suit.

Motorola Urges 9th Circ. To Overturn Landmark RAND Ruling

Motorola Inc. has hit back at Microsoft Corp.’s attempts to kill Motorola’s Ninth Circuit appeal of a decision that Motorola had breached an obligation to license its standard-essential patents to Microsoft on fair terms, saying that Microsoft is trying to evade infringement liability by hiding behind a breach-of-contract suit.

PATENTS

PTAB Says Filing Misstep Dooms Movie Studios’ AIA Bids

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has rejected petitions by Paramount Pictures Corp. and other Hollywood studios seeking inter partes review of two DVD patents owned by Nissim Corp., ruling that the petitions failed to list all of the interested parties in the dispute.

DC Circ. Voids $200M Judgment In Cuba Torture Row

The D.C. Circuit has refused to let a man who was allegedly tortured while incarcerated in Cuba in the early 1970s execute a $200 million default judgment upon patents and trademark registrations issued to nearly two dozen Cuban research institutes and enterprises, voiding the judgment.

Nexium Buyers Seek New Trial In Pay-For-Delay Case

A group of Nexium buyers has asked a Massachusetts federal court for a new trial over antitrust claims that AstraZeneca PLC and Ranbaxy Inc. used a patent settlement to delay the launch of a cheaper generic version of the heartburn treatment.

NY AG Says Actavis Can’t Suspend Antitrust Injunction

The New York attorney general has urged the Second Circuit to deny Actavis PLC’s bid to hit the brakes on an injunction that prevents it from halting sales of immediate-release dementia drug Namenda while the drugmaker pursues an appeal in the antitrust case, saying patients would be irreparably harmed.

COPYRIGHTS & TRADEMARKS

Turtles Say It’s Game Over For Sirius’ ‘Fictional Analysis’

Three weeks after a New York federal refused to reverse her ruling that Sirius XM needs to pay to play pre-1972 records, the band that’s suing the satcaster is urging her to grant it full victory in the case.

9th Circ. Overturns ‘Pom’ Trademark Ruling

The Ninth Circuit this week vacated a lower court’s decision to deny Pom Wonderful LLC a preliminary injunction blocking the sale of a “pur pom” energy drink, saying the trial judge botched the likelihood of confusion analysis.

Google Pushes High Court To Take Up Java Copyright Row

Google Inc. recently told the U.S. Supreme Court that it isn’t trying to undermine copyright protection for all computer code in its battle with Oracle Corp. over the use of its Java programming language, saying only certain parts of the language aren’t copyright-eligible.

Shopping App Maker InMarket Ducks Injunction Bid In TM Suit

A New York federal judge has denied a request by Berkley Networks Corp. to bar rival InMarket Media LLC from using the “inMarket” trademark for its shopping discount app for smartphones, ruling that Berkley Networks can’t get swift court action after years of “lassitude.”

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New examination guide for specimens for service marks.

New examination guide for specimens for service marks.
https://www.ncbar.org/media/30103705/examinationguideforspecimens.pdf
This examination guide reviews the requirements for service mark specimens; discusses issues that frequently arise and
explains the relevant potential refusals; addresses the common types of specimens submitted in connection with modern
technology-related services; and provides examples.While the guide focuses on service marks for computer technology services in terms of discussion and examples, the stated specimen examination principles generally apply to all service-
mark specimens.
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Enhancements to the Electronic Trademark Assignment System (eTAS)

9/2014

Enhancements to the Electronic Trademark Assignment System (eTAS) September, 2014
http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/notices/etas_FY14_enhancements.jsp

 

We are pleased to report that the following improvements have been made to eTAS during fiscal year 2014.  We believe these enhancements will assist our customers when filing and recording assignments with the Assignment Recordation Branch.

  • NEW CONVEYANCE TYPES: Added three new Conveyance Types to improve specificity in database and reduce need to file two documents in the case of merger and change of name:
    • “Merger and Change of Name” allows customers to select both conveyance types in a single submission
    • Entity Conversion
    • Court Order
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Patent Term Adjustment

Changes to Patent Term Adjustment in View of the Federal Circuit Decision in Novartis v. Lee: Notice of proposed rulemaking
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-18/pdf/2014-14186.pdf

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Q1 2014 Closing Dates of the USPTO

Closing of the USPTO on
February 13, 2014      http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/com/sol/og/2014/week19/TOC.htm#ref11
March 3, 2014            http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/com/sol/og/2014/week19/TOC.htm#ref12
March 17, 2014          http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/com/sol/og/2014/week19/TOC.htm#ref13

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2014 Trademark Applications and Renewals; Reduction of Fees, Notice of proposed Rulemaking

Trademark Applications and Renewals; Reduction of Fees, Notice of proposed Rulemaking
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-05-09/pdf/2014-10730.pdf

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Trademark Manual Changes 2014

Trademark Manual Changes:

Highlights of April 30 changes to TMEP
http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/notices/TMEP_April14.jsp

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CPTCLA Spring 2014 CLE Meeting

We are pleased to announce this year’s Carolina Patent Trademark & Copyright Law Association Spring 2014 CLE Meeting, which will be held on Friday, May 2, 2014, at the BB&T Ballpark in uptown Charlotte, new home of the Charlotte Knights!

Prior to the meeting, up to 25 members may participate in a complimentary tour of the ballpark.

The formal program will begin at 1 pm, offering approximately 3.5 hours of CLE credit, followed by a networking reception at the Home Plate Club.  We are excited to have the following speakers for this year’s spring meeting: Continue reading

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US Patent and Trademark Office News 4-1-2014

Edition 9 of the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP) has been released http://mpep.uspto.gov/RDMS/detail/manual/MPEP/current/d0e18.xml

USPTO Launches New Glossary Pilot Program to Promote Patent Claim Clarity
http://www.uspto.gov/news/pr/2014/14-08.jsp
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-03-27/pdf/2014-06792.pdf

New landing page on the USPTO website devoted to third-party preissuance patent submissions
http://www.uspto.gov/patents/init_events/preissuance_submissions.jsp

Copyright Office Announces New Fee Schedule; First Since 2009 http://www.copyright.gov/fedreg/2014/79fr15910.pdf

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