Gerry will give a presentation on Trade Secrets and NDAs: Legal Tools to Protect Your Intellectual Property at the June 16, 2020 meeting of the IEEE Philadelphia Section (7:00 PM Eastern Time). Click here for more info and to register for free. Companies generally have records of their intellectual property (“IP”) in the categories of [...]
Get Gerry’s slideshow here on The Topsy Turvy World of Fake Products: Catching Trademark Counterfeiters
The topsy-turvy world of counterfeit products includes not only luxury consumer goods but also pharmaceuticals, automobile parts, and electronic components. The billions of dollars of fake products sold annually not only siphon revenue from producers of genuine goods, but sometimes also lead to injury or death. Gerry Elman gave this presentation at the June 28, [...]
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 [...]
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On December 18th, 2018, we 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 their data that would [...]
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 [...]
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 Businesses should be proactive to address outdated provisions in NDAs before problems occur.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 [...]
On November 29, 2017, Gerry Elman presented a webinar on “Federal Guidelines for Security on the Internet of Things (IoT)” as part of a panel discussing the topic of “DHS Framework and Principles for IoT Devices: What It Means to Your Company.” Click here for more info. Gerry's section of the agenda: US DHS issued [...]
Will your underwear become a node on the Internet of Things? Gerry Elman attended the Greater Philadelphia Smart Fabrics Conference at Drexel University's Center for Functional Fabrics on May 9, 2017. He enjoyed learning more about the Smart Belly Band for pregnant moms, developed in the Shima Seiki Haute Technology Lab at Drexel's ExCITe Center. Gerry continues to [...]
On December 8, 2016, Gerry Elman gave a presentation on Privacy and Security for the Internet of Things. As new products and services are designed, innovators will need to build-in security from the outset and consider the privacy implications of the data derived from them. Gerry shared the very latest information on the subject (including [...]
Invest the time and money in crafting a complete provisional patent application. It will be the foundation for a strong and enforceable patent. Avoid the pitfall of filing a “quick and dirty” provisional.. Whatever you imagine you’ll save upfront will be wasted in the long run when the patent turns out to be worthless.