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Patents

July 23, 2020

When Patents and Trademarks Coincide

When Patents and Trademarks Coincide By: Julie Tolek and Ed Mantilla   Inevitably, whether it be while launching a startup, working on a product, or during […]
May 21, 2020

USPTO LAUNCHES PRIORITIZED PROGRAM FOR COVID-19 RELATED INVENTIONS

USPTO LAUNCHES PRIORITIZED PROGRAM FOR COVID-19 RELATED INVENTIONS By: Katie Rubino On May 8, 2020, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced the new […]
April 16, 2020

COVID-19: HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE- FRIEND OR FOE?

COVID-19: HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE- FRIEND OR FOE? By: Katie Rubino Around the world, there are presently 1,696,588 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 213 countries and territories.[i]  Further, some […]
March 26, 2020

CORONAVIRUS CATASTROPHE: THE VALUE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DURING AN ECONOMIC CRISIS

CORONAVIRUS CATASTROPHE: THE VALUE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DURING AN ECONOMIC DOWNTURN By: Katie Rubino As the number of cases of the novel coronavirus around the world […]
March 19, 2020

COVID-19 EPIDEMIC: CAN THE COVID-19 VIRUS BE PATENTED?

COVID-19 EPIDEMIC: CAN THE COVID-19 VIRUS BE PATENTED? By: Katie Rubino Just last week, the outbreak of a novel coronavirus that originated in China, has been […]
February 26, 2019

What Questions Should Software Startups Ask Themselves? (VIDEO)

Essential Questions For Software Startups MIT Enterprise Forum – Blockchain: Patents And Open Source     Featured In Video: Tom Serres, Founder of Animal Ventures Sam […]
January 18, 2019

Final Decision Reached in Initial Insulin IPR Proceeding

Final Decision Reached in Initial Insulin IPR Proceeding   By: Katie Rubino       On December 12th, 2018 the U.S. Patent and Trademark Appeal Board (PTAB) […]
November 7, 2018

Do Blockchain Startups Need Patents To Acquire Investors? (VIDEO)

Are auditability and transparency exclusive to open-source software? Our expert panel discusses blockchain patents and the “Silcone Valley mindset" at our recent MIT Enterprise Forum event.
November 5, 2018

Federal Circuit Upholds PTAB Findings in Interference over CRISPR Gene Editing Patent Applications

Court Case Review: University of California v. Broad Institute, Inc. #2017-1907 by Patent Attorney Katie Rubino. Case involves CRISPR-Cas9 patents held by Harvard and MIT.
October 26, 2018

Open Source And Patents Working Together (VIDEO)

Tom Serres is a massively successful startup entrepreneur, and our client. He dispels the myth that open-source and proprietary software are at odds with each other, he sees them as two sides of the same coin.