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 [...]
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.
Gerry gave 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. Click here for more info. Companies generally have records of their intellectual property (“IP”) in the categories of patent, trademark, and copyright. But most overlook the value of [...]
Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Editor Craig Shimasaki and contributing author Gerry Elman Gerry Elman visited with Craig Shimasaki at the BIO International Convention in Philadelphia, June 5, 2019. Craig is the editor of the treatise Biotechnology Entrepreneurship. Gerry and a co-author contributed the chapter on Intellectual Property Protection. Since the first edition was published in [...]
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, [...]
Learn how Google Doodle can run an Artificial Intelligence tool in your browser to emulate musical composition by Bach. And now Click here for the Google Doodle.
February 25, 2019 — The Wall Street Journal headline reads: GE to Sell Its Biotech Business for $21 Billion. I now know for certain that we're in a topsy-turvy world. Back in 1980 it was lawyers for the General Electric company that persuaded the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm, in the legendary decision of Diamond v. [...]
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 [...]
At the National CIO Government Technology Conference held on Oct. 25, 2018 at the Pyramid Club in Philadelphia. Gerry Elman and Austin Morris of Morris Risk Management co-presented the lunch keynote on “Cyber Security and Cyber Risk Management”. Josh Waterston also was an active participant in the event. The CIO Government Technology Conference brought together [...]
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 [...]