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Can a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision be appealed?

A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted to the inventor of a new invention.  An inventor gains patent protection for their invention in the United states by filing a patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  A patent examiner is assigned by the United States Patent and Trademark Office to review…

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Louis Vuitton trademark application blocked by similar trademark.

A trademark is something that a product manufacturer uses to distinguish their products from competitors products.  Traditionally a trademark is thought of as a word, phrase, or symbol.  Modern trademark law can grant trademark rights to just about anything that consumers associate with the producer of a product.  The key to the strength of a…

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How do I fix a mistake in my patent after it is issued?

A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a government to the inventor of a new invention.  An inventor gains a patent in the Untied States by filing a patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  A patent application is a complex document that has a precise form which must…

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Important points for Chinese companies that want to protect their trademark in the US

Product manufacturers invest a significant amount of time, money and effort in developing a relationship with their customers.  Advertising a product and maintaining a consistent quality helps a manufacturer develop a loyal consumer base.  Manufacturers can distinguish their products from competitors products by branding their products with a trademark.  A trademark helps a consumer easily…

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Grill manufacturer gets roasted for patent infringement. NAI v. NEXGRILL

A United States patent grants its owner the exclusive right to make, use, sell and import within the United States.   If someone other than the patent owner attempts to exercise one of these exclusive rights that can be considered patent infringement.  A patent owner can combat patent infringement by filing a lawsuit against the infringer. …

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