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Texas Theft Liability Act for Trade Secrets

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The Texas Theft Liability Act (TTLA) was enacted in 1989. See TEX. CIV. PRAC. & REM. CODE § 134.001. The TTLA was introduced because, although […]

Patent Searches Add Value to the Patenting Process

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Before investing in patent applications, it is advisable to seek counsel and conduct patent searches for any possible blocking patents. A patent search could help […]

Conduct a Patent Number Search

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) website is a primary resource for searching U.S. patents. In particular, to conduct a U.S. patent number search. […]

ICANN Accredited Registrars and Procedures

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What is ICANN?
“ICANN” is the acronym for Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a nonprofit corporation formed in 1998 dedicated to keeping the Internet […]

Benefits of Registering a Trademark

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What Trademark Rights Can Mean for Your Brand
There are many benefits of registering a trademark. Benefits include building and protecting brands, providing public notice, and […]

Legal Implications of Social Media for Business Owners

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Use of social media makes trademark infringement and brand confusion as easy as creating a username and password. Therefore, social media for business owners creates […]

Pre-Issuance Patent Submissions- A New Way to Participate in Patent Prosecution

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Pre-issuance submissions, also sometimes referred to as third-party submissions, provide a means for a third party to submit potentially relevant prior art or other documents […]

ANDA Litigation | Federal Trade Commission v. Watson Pharmaceuticals – The Future of Reverse Payment Settlements in Pharmaceutical Litigation

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ANDA Litigation and Reverse Payment Settlements
As background, ANDA litigation most often arises when a generic drug maker seeks to make a generic version of a […]

8 Steps to Structure Effective and Efficient IP Enforcement Program

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Infringement of intellectual property (IP) poses significant losses to U.S. companies each year. As technology advances, infringers capitalize on new methods of misappropriating trade secrets […]

Domain Name Infringement and Recovery

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Domain names should be easily identifiable, easy to remember, and act as business identifiers. Thus, some online businesses use existing trademarks as their domain names […]

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