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Copyright Trolls Update

A previous article discussed how Getty Images, Inc. and other image licensing companies routinely send out demand letters claiming copyright infringement based on a one-time or accidental use of an image in a blog or other online forum.     If you are the recipient of...

Trademark Basics

Trademarks are an important business asset.  Trademarks have different aspects.  A trademark can function as a brand name to identify the goods or services provided by a business.  Trademarks are also an aspect of the "goodwill" of a business, and can be important in...

Patent Claim Drafting – Use of "OR"

It is surprising to read a Federal Circuit case on patent claim construction, delving deeply into the difference between “and” and “or”, referencing Stunk & White -- and incorrectly writing "of" when the court meant to use “or” in a quote from Struck & White!...