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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.
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 […]Read more...
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 […]Read more...
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 […]Read more...