Bill featured on WWJ

My article, “For Women Inventors, a Tool for Getting Recognized: Ensure You are Listed as an Inventor on Patents” mentioned on The Feldman Report, locally on WWJ-AM for my insights on underrepresentation of women inventors – and encourages them to ensure that their involvement in inventions be recognized. Click here to listen. Need to protect your […]

Getting A Patent: Who Should be Named as An Inventor?

In my newest article for IP Watchdog, “Getting A Patent: Who Should be Named as An Inventor?” I discuss steps on who should be named an inventor for a patent, and while it may seem like a simple process, there are some tricky steps to consider when naming an inventor. Click here to read more.  Do you […]

Are Foreign Manufacturers Stealing your Trademarks?

In my new article for LegalNews.com, “Are Foreign Manufacturers Stealing your Trademarks?”, I warn businesses to protect themselves from manufacturers. There have been instances in which they have been trademarking their customers products, selling counterfeits, and holding shipments for ransom. Click the link below to read my take on this worldwide problem. Are Foreign Manufacturers […]

Fair Use of Your Competitor’s Trademarks

In my latest article for QuickRead, I discuss the fair use of trademarks.  Sometimes you need to use your competitors’ trademarks to sell your products or services. This is particularly true when you are selling, for example, replacement parts, and need to say that your replacements are compatible with the trademark owners’ products. It can […]

Nestle Ordered to Stop Using Incredible Trademark

Impossible Food wins Impossible trademark battle! The District Court of The Hague in the Netherlands ruled that Nestlé’s use of Incredible infringes upon the Impossible Foods trademark Impossible. The court said Nestlé was trying to deliberately confuse consumers.             Consumers would be confused by Impossible and Incredible. The Court decided […]

Machines are Taking over? Can a Machine Get a Patent? Update

Update on my article, “Machines are Taking over? Can a Machine Get a Patent?” The answer is, no, not in the United States. The USPTO has issued a final decision holding that only a natural person may get a patent. Machines cannot.  On July 29, 2009, Stephen L. Thaler filed patent applications naming DABUS as […]