IOT WORKSHOP AT NEXTFAB

Dimitri Dovas building an LED controller at NextFab Intellectual property lawyers including patent attorneys like myself often deal with quickly developing technologies. While lawyers are generally required to participate in continuing legal education (“CLE”) classes to maintain their legal license, there are no requirements for “continuing technical education” for intellectual property attorneys, even though such […]

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THE U.S. PATENT & TRADEMARK OFFICE IS NOT ON MADISON AVENUE

We frequently field calls from clients who have received official looking notices requesting payment for renewing or maintaining their patents and trademarks.  Since information regarding issued patents and registered trademarks is publicly available, patent and trademark registration holders frequently find themselves solicited by those with questionable intentions. My law firm is a holder of its […]

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GET TO KNOW YOUR PATENT EXAMINER

Lately, our firm has been receiving solicitations from companies offering patent prosecution statistical services. These services aggregate publically available data from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office to generate information such as a patent examiner’s allowance rate, applicants’ success rate appealing an examiner, and the average time an application is pending before an examiner. The […]

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DOVAS LAW HOSTS “IP ISSUE SPOTTING” CLE CLASS FOR ATTORNEYS MARCH 4, 2015 AT JENKINS LAW LIBRARY

This one hour, one credit class covered common intellectual property issues for entrepreneurs, startups, and established companies large and small. Concepts addressed included the applicability of different types of intellectual property protection, employee and independent contractor agreements, due diligence in mergers and acquisitions, and alternative dispute resolution. Jenkins Law Library, America’s first law library, is […]

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Dongguan Science and Technology Bureau sponsors U.S. intellectual property training seminar, Dongguan City Science and Technology Museum, Guangdong, P.R. China

Dimitri Dovas (Dovas Law) and Shelley Zheng (Advance China IP) present to an audience of manufacturers, lawyers and business people, Dongguan City Science and Technology Museum, Guangdong, P.R. China, 23 June 2007 Being a country with an economy which relies overwhelmingly on exports, China as a whole has been paying much closer attention to foreign […]

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