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Happy clients receive patents and trademarks. Happy lawyer visits the Mother (Ship) of Invention

The law firm has sure been busy. We have prepared and filed two new patent applications for a returning client. We applied for over a dozen new trademarks. Several happy clients received their patents and trademarks. We continue to fight[...]

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National Law Review calls our Ice Cream Cone Patent “Delicious!”

In case you missed it, yesterday was National Ice Cream Day. Did you know that you can patent ice cream? You can, and you can patent ice cream cones, popsicles and even ice cream truck designs. A pair of clients[...]

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Celebrating Patent 10,000,000 (…and 9,000,000…and 8,000,000…and)

Patent 10,000,000 is here! There was much speculation that it would issue to a woman, or a woman-owned company, or at least a woman patent examiner. It did not. It belongs to Joseph Marron, of Raytheon, who invented the Coherent[...]

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Do I need a patent search? How much does a patent search cost?

These are among the most frequent questions I hear. Many of my clients have heard of doing a patent search. Some have even started one themselves. This article will explain what a patent search is, the benefits of doing one,[...]

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How can I patent my app? Or can I?

Almost seven years into this practice, one of my most frequent questions remains: “how can I patent my app?” There seems to be an app for everything and anything you need: dating, buying groceries, learning quantum physics and choosing the[...]

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Trademark dispute brews between Ravinia Festival, neighborhood pub

Ask anyone who has ever lived in Chicago, the best thing about the city is its summer. We throw off our coats, toss our boots into the closet and celebrate the joy of being outside again. The lakefront comes alive[...]

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U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Continues to Operate During Government Shutdown

For my clients wondering about the federal government shutdown: The Patent & Trademark Office continues to operate. Their website reported this late Saturday ,January 20: While activities across much of the federal government ceased at 12:01 a.m. January 20, 2018,[...]

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Celebrating our 6th Anniversary!

The law office celebrated its 6th anniversary this summer. We continue to grow, strengthen and diversify. We opened a second, satellite, office in the celebrated Merchandise Mart, in downtown Chicago. Six patents issued. These represented inventions in the fields of[...]

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Immoral and Scandalous Trademark Clause gets “FUCT” by First Amendment

This is not your grandmother’s trademark. At least for now, you may be able to trademark “immoral and scandalous” words as “FUCT.” The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that trademarks are a form of personal expression, even if used[...]

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Track One and Done! Patent allowed in under 4 months.

We are so happy to hear another client will be receiving her patent in under a year. It was my client’s idea to expedite her application. We did a patent search, and found nothing. We decided to go ahead and[...]

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