Prior Art Searches in Patents — Why Do You Need Them?

I’m Andy Berks, patent attorney and innovation enthusiast. Today I’m going to tell you why you should get a prior art search if you’ve made an invention and are thinking of filing a patent application. A key feature of patents is they only protect...
How Misaligned Incentives Are Now Killing Us

How Misaligned Incentives Are Now Killing Us

Facts matter. Policies matter. And thanks to the current coronavirus pandemic the world is learning first hand why the path chosen by the Supreme Court to shut down medical diagnostics in America was a mistake of epic proportions. By Andrew Berks & Gene Quinn |...

You Receive a Cease and Desist Letter – Now What?

What should you do if you receive a cease and desist letter claiming you are infringing someone else’s patent, trademark, domain name, or other intellectual property? You want to address this situation strategically, and not ignore it. Get legal advice....

What to do if Someone is Infringing Your Patent

Patent owners should watch their competitors and markets for infringing activity. If you find a potential infringement, contact a patent attorney. Likely courses of action include a cease-and-desist letter, a license agreement, mediation, or some other negotiated...