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Patents

An issued patent allows one to exclude others from making, using or selling a particular invention or design. Three types of patents can be obtained from the U.S. Patent Office including Utility Patents, Design Patents, and Plant Patents. Click here to learn more.

Trademarks

A Trademark provides an identity for its owner in a particular marketplace and can comprise any symbol, name, catchphrase, design or sound which differentiates the trademark owner’s goods from the goods of a competitor in that marketplace. Click here to learn more.

Copyrights

Copyright protection is applicable to original published or unpublished works of any type which are fixed in a tangible form, for example a novel, a sound or video recording, or a computer program. Click here to learn more.
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About the Firm

Dovas Law was founded in 2006 as a Professional Corporation with a focus on intellectual property matters. We work to meet the needs of domestic and foreign clients, including corporations, law firms and individuals, who seek to protect ideas and innovation in varying fields and technologies. Click here to learn more.

Latest News

The May 2017 verdict rendered by the U.S. Supreme Court in Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC (“Heartland”) was a powerful blow to non-practicing entities (“NPEs”) seeking to enforce their patent rights. NPEs, sometimes colloquially known as “patent trolls”, are entities which acquire patents for the primary purpose of enforcing those patents through […]

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Gene Simmons of notable rock band Kiss filed a U.S. Trademark application last month (Serial No. 87482739) for the above-pictured hand gesture and shortly thereafter withdrew the application. The application indicated “[e]ntertainment, namely, live performances by a musical artist; personal appearances by a musical artist” as the covered goods/services. U.S. Patent & Trademark Office records […]

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In October we exhibited at the IoT Tech Expo in Santa Clara, CA, a biannual internationally hosted event for companies in the “Internet of Things” space. The Internet of Things (“IoT”) is the not-so-new buzzword describing the world of network-connected devices. Show attendees and exhibitors we chatted with mostly appeared to embrace the term, although […]

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