September 8, 2016

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Israel and Innovation – a Good Match

Having been invited to present at the AIPLA and AIPPI Conference March 20-22, 2016, in Tel Aviv to speak about Post Grant Review proceedings for patents, I was honored to travel to Israel. I must admit that my trip to Israel was one filled with doubt and fear of the unknown, having not been there for almost 15 years, and never having gone as a professional Intellectual Property attorney.

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Redskins’ Trademark Fight Goes to Appeals Court

We previously examined the never-ending saga of the National Football League’s Washington Redskins and the cancellation of some of their trademarks, namely those featuring the word “Redskins,” back in mid-2014.

However, as previously alluded, this matter is far from over and counsel for the Redskins recently filed their opening brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Briefs from all parties are to be due by December 22, 2015.

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Gearhart Law Client Loliware® Wins Big on Shark Tank

Summit, New Jersey – Gearhart Law, a New York area-based IP firm specializing in patent, trademark and copyright law, is pleased to announce that its client, Manhattan based Loliware®, won funding on the October 2, 2015 episode of Shark Tank. Chelsea Briganti and Leigh Ann Tucker were in the midst of a one million dollar raise, having raised four hundred thousand already. Gearhart Law helped them file their patent application before going on Shark Tank.

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Apple v. Samsung – the IP fight goes on

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) recently handed down their most recent decision in the highly publicized clashing between the two tech titans. Samsung had appealed the district court’s approximately $930 million judgment in favor of Apple. The appeal before the CAFC focused on three mains areas of intellectual property law: trade dress, design patents, and utility patents.

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