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After serving the needs of the over 1,500 entrepreneurs, I support a first to file system for the little guy because I have battled the “big guys” for over 20 years. Avoiding litigation expenses helps the little guy. For example, when the potential of interference as to inventorship is eliminated, the little guy is protected from litigation, at least on ...

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Note from Don Wildmon: For years I have refused to use words such as Marxism, socialism or similar words when describing our current situation. However, it is time to call a spade a spade, regardless of how those who oppose us label us. Rome is burning. The article below was written by Stanislav Mishin, a blogger and columnist for the ...

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While I was skiing with my young son on a green slope in Colorado, I fell backwards, my skis didn’t release, and in the process I tore my ACL. At the doctor’s office I was told there were 1000 ACL injuries reported in Aspen alone the previous year. From this it has been estimated that there are 10,000 such ski ...

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“The first time I was it I knew this was a wonderful, wonderful product that would add something very new to the Christmas industry,” recalls David Fussell of Atlanta. “It turns your Christmas tree into a carousel of living color.”

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He created the flute, then the piccolos and so he made them sound the highest pitches, blending together to form a high society, like a flock of birds. Next he created the clarinet and all reed instruments including the saxophone, the double reed bassoon and several creatures somewhere along this spectrum, all blending together to form another lower society, like ...

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Each year, more than 100 patent attorneys gather in Colorado to study changes in the landscape of the intellectual property law. This year, we skied Steamboat in early January, caught some good snow, and reviewed all the highlights of the top federal courts as to how they changed the laws involving patents, trademarks and copyrights.

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U.S. copyright law protects original works of authorship. Originality and fixation are two fundamental prerequisites to copyright registration under 17 U.S.C. § 102. A work is incapable of protection under federal law unless it is “fixed” in a “tangible meaning of expression”. There are two aspects of originality as developed by the Courts and now embodied in § 102 (a): ...

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The world of intellectual property has become bipolar. The U.S. Supreme Court just affirmed for Walt Disney Co. 20 more years of copyright protection on Mickey Mouse of 1928 as well as protection for hundreds of thousands of books, songs and movies, including Gone with the Wind. Congress’ 1998 20-year copyright extension was affirmed as constitutional. It is easy for ...

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Sue lives and works in Boca Raton. She spent ten years as a full time student. Then she worked double and triple shifts as a resident doctor. Her salary was barely enough to pay for life’s necessities. She is out on her own now. She saves lives for a living. Sue is a surgeon.Sue is often awakened at two in ...

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The theme is David and Goliath. The firm completed six patent litigations in 2001 and has continued litigating nationally ever since. In five cases, we represented a small firm or solo inventor suing a larger firm for patent infringement. In the last case, we defended a small business on a claim of patent infringement.We settled four of the plaintiff cases ...

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