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Top 6 Reasons for a Trademark Search

By |2019-06-15T20:37:04-04:00April 9th, 2019|Featured, Intellectual Property, Internet Business, 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 [...]

Don’t Let a Defective Provisional Sink Your Patent

By |2019-06-02T17:07:30-04:00October 8th, 2015|Featured, Inventing, Patent, Patent Enforcement|

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.

September 2019 – Gerry Elman to speak on Inventors, Innovators and the NDA – Confidentiality and You

By |2019-07-30T12:16:55-04:00June 23rd, 2019|Events, Intellectual Property, Inventing, Trade Secret|

Gerry will give a presentation at the September meeting of the Chester County Inventors and Innovators Meetup Group in the Chester County Library, Exton, PA.  Meeting is 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. at the Chester County Library in Exton.  This meeting was postponed from July 11, 2019.  Watch this space for the rescheduled date, probably [...]

Gerry’s chapter on Intellectual Property Protection for Biotechnology Inventions

By |2019-06-18T11:00:58-04:00June 18th, 2019|Biotechnology, Copyright, Intellectual Property, Patent, Trade Secret, Trademark|

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

By |2019-07-05T08:23:16-04:00June 12th, 2019|Events, Featured, Intellectual Property, Internet Business, Patent Enforcement, Trademark|

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, [...]

GE says bye-bye to biotech. … So it goes.

By |2019-05-28T12:49:54-04:00February 25th, 2019|Biotechnology, Patent|

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. [...]

Our DPAC Presentation on Trade Secrets – December 18, 2018

By |2019-06-15T20:27:31-04:00December 18th, 2018|Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, Events, Featured, Intellectual Property, Internet Business, Privacy, Trade Secret|

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 [...]

Gerry Elman speaks at the 2018 National CIO Government Technology Conference

By |2019-06-15T20:39:00-04:00November 1st, 2018|Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, Internet Business, Internet of Things (IoT), Privacy|

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 [...]

Watch Gene Dolgoff’s video on The Importance of Patents

By |2019-06-02T16:33:42-04:00October 8th, 2018|Featured, Intellectual Property, Patent, Patent Enforcement, Patent Legislation|

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 [...]

Aug. 21, 2018: Join the Cloud Security Alliance for a free breakfast & networking event in Philadelphia

By |2018-08-16T08:39:26-04:00August 16th, 2018|Associations, Cybersecurity, Events|

Cloud Security 101 - SMB Horror Stories and How to Avoid Them. Date:  Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 8 AM Location:  WeWork, 1601 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA  19103 Click here to register Gerry Elman and Josh Waterston are on the Board of CSA-DV and strongly support the goal of educating the public about cloud security.  [...]