Articles prepared by those at Booth Udall Fuller, PLC.

How to Enforce Your IP Rights in China

Before taking any legal actions to enforce your intellectual property (IP) rights in China, you should obtain China IP rights because any judgment obtained through a U.S. court on your U.S. IP rights is difficult, if not impossible, to collect in China. Once you have obtained China IP rights, you have four common options to [...]

By | May 22nd, 2017|Articles|0 Comments

Am I a Micro Entity for Patent Fees?

Prosecuting and maintaining a patent can get expensive on government fees alone.  Luckily, some applicants can qualify for discounts on patent prosecution expenses. Prior to the America Invents Act (AIA), the largest reduction of fees an applicant can have is 50%, and this only happens if the applicant qualifies as a “small entity” as defined [...]

By | April 28th, 2017|Articles, Patents Articles|0 Comments

Am I a Small Entity for Patent Fees?

Prosecuting and maintaining a patent can get expensive on government fees alone.  Luckily, some applicants can qualify for discounts on patent prosecution expenses. Prior to the America Invents Act (AIA), the largest reduction of fees an applicant can have is 50%, and this only happens if the applicant qualifies as a “small entity” as defined [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|Articles, Patents Articles|0 Comments

Clearly Crafted Contracts Can Save Time and Money in the Long Run

Many entrepreneurs think that a verbal agreement will suffice. However, not having a written contract, or a poorly written contract, may very well lead to disputes between the parties and it likely to be costly down the line. Costs associated with not having a clearly written contract involve potential litigation and damage to a business relationship [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments

The Devil is in the Details

While the Supreme Court’s 2014 decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International redefined what is eligible subject matter for patents, it was not very explicit about how to spot such subject matter in the wild.  Early applications of the two-step test provided in Alice left practitioners feeling helpless, as the USPTO and the lower courts [...]

By | February 10th, 2017|Articles, Patents Articles|0 Comments

Proactive Trademark Practices for Companies – Part 9 Track Trademark Assets and Competitors

Track Trademark Assets and Competitors An effective strategic IP plan will prompt the development, acquisition, maintenance, and exploitation of IP assets such as trademarks that further company goals and provide value to the company. Keeping an accurate inventory of trademark assets, and the procedures used to acquire, maintain, and exploit them, is an essential first [...]

By | October 1st, 2013|Articles, Trademarks Articles|0 Comments

Proactive Trademark Practices for Companies – Part 10 Leveraging Trademark Assets

Leverage Trademark Assets Forward-looking companies think about and manage IP assets such as trademarks as they do any other business asset, and are much more creative and aggressive in generating value from these assets. Trademarks have the potential to generate significant amounts of revenue for companies that know how to use what they own strategically [...]

By | October 1st, 2013|Articles, Trademarks Articles|0 Comments

Proactive Trademark Practices for Companies – Part 1 Introduction

Introduction A trademark is the first public act of branding for a company. It is the one branding element that hopefully will never have to change. A well established brand identity engenders customer awareness, loyalty, association and perceived quality. In the present market of endless “similar” products and services, company trademarks and the brands they [...]

By | October 1st, 2013|Articles, Trademarks Articles|0 Comments