Recently enacted federal law combats trade secret misappropriation

November 9, 2017
In a broad conceptual sense, a trade secret is the opposite of a patent. A patent requires disclosure to the public of the invention in exchange for…

A discussion on generic pharmaceutical drugs from an intellectual property perspective

October 9, 2017
Most know that generic drugs often are a less expensive alternative than their brand name counterparts. Most also know that certain brand name drugs…

Primer on patenting methods of medical treatment in the United States and abroad

August 4, 2017
People without expertise in intellectual property law often consider patentable inventions to be a feature of a product or the product itself; ie…

Exploring the patent infringement suit against Medtronic

June 28, 2017
The 3-year patent infringement suit against Medtronic Inc. has likely come to its end resulting in a $23.5 million damage award against the medical…

Points to consider when publicly disclosing research or discoveries prior to filing a patent application

May 15, 2017
Welcome to the inaugural Intellectual Property Update. On a monthly basis, Intellectual Property Update will provide content related to an…