Intellectual Property

April 2019

Top 6 Reasons for a Trademark Search

By |2019-05-24T11:31:24-04:00April 9th, 2019|Featured, Intellectual Property, Internet of Things (IoT), Trade Secret, Trademark|

Top 6 reasons to do a trademark search BEFORE you name your business or product When you start a business or bring a new product to market, you may not be thinking about first doing a trademark search.  Why spend money on lawyers instead of investing in the business, right?  Wrong!  Not hiring a lawyer [...]

February 2019

December 2018

Gerry Elman and Josh Waterston’s DPAC Presentation on Trade Secrets – December 18, 2018

By |2019-05-24T11:31:37-04:00December 18th, 2018|Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, eBusiness, ePrivacy, Events, Featured, Intellectual Property, Trade Secret|

On December 18th, 2018, Gerry Elman and Josh Waterston hosted a discussion with the Data Protection Advisory Council, on the topic of Trade Secrets: an Essential Element of Your Intellectual Property Strategy. Companies generally have records of their intellectual property (“IP”) in the categories of patent, trademark, and copyright. But most overlook the value of [...]

October 2018

Watch Gene Dolgoff’s video on The Importance of Patents

By |2019-05-17T14:11:31-04:00October 8th, 2018|Client News, Intellectual Property, Inventing, Patent, Patent Enforcement, Patent Reform|

We are delighted to share with you this video by our client Gene Dolgoff. Gerry Elman helped him file his first patent application in 1968, which Gene mentions here. And we are honored to be helping protect the intellectual property for his latest inventions as well. Click the > PLAY button in the image to [...]

May 2018

The Laughable Non-Disclosure Agreement

By |2019-05-24T11:31:53-04:00May 4th, 2018|Featured, Trade Secret|

Summary: Update Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) to match the new digital reality. Businesses should be proactive to address outdated provisions in NDAs before problems occur. Remember the olden days of fax machines? You'd receive a fax with a long disclaimer at the bottom, saying something like, "This fax may contain super-secret information which could endanger our [...]

April 2018

Gerry Elman’s Temple Law School presentation on Patents and the Internet of Things

By |2018-04-19T10:10:49-04:00April 18th, 2018|Intellectual Property, Internet of Things, Internet of Things (IoT), Patent|

On April 3, 2018, Gerry was a guest lecturer at Temple Law School, on the topic of Patents and The Internet of Things. If you're developing a Smart Technology, helping a company navigate the Internet of Things, or just curious about the subject, check out his slideshow. To download this presentation, please complete the form [...]

December 2017

Happy New Year 2018

By |2017-12-26T09:51:29-04:00December 22nd, 2017|Copyright, Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, eBusiness, Economics, ePrivacy, Events, Intellectual Property, Internet of Things, Internet of Things (IoT), Patent, Patent Enforcement, Patent Enforcement, Trade Secret, Trademark, Uncategorized|

As 2017 winds down, we at Elman Technology Law wish you a very Merry Christmas and a New Year full of health, happiness, and success. 2017 was full of noteworthy events, and we thought we'd highlight a few items that especially affect our clients. For decades we've had the privilege of offering calendars with images [...]

Can Tribes and State Universities Use Sovereign Immunity to Avoid Patent Litigation?

By |2019-05-24T11:32:09-04:00December 22nd, 2017|Featured, Intellectual Property, Patent, Patent Enforcement, Patent Enforcement|

You may have seen our firm's recent e-mail regarding the efforts of a drug company to prevent its patents from being invalidated by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Allergan had transferred certain patents to St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and licensed them back, hoping to take advantage of the tribe's sovereign immunity to block [...]