Why Website Accessibility Matters Website accessibility in its simplest terms is the capability for everyone, regardless of their ability, to access your website and content. Disabilities come in many shapes and forms. The CDC defines a disability as: “… any condition of the body or mind … that makes it more difficult for the person […]
(Co-authored with Pranita Dharmadhikari) E-commerce has had remarkable growth in recent years. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, businesses are moving online in unprecedented numbers. Selling online makes it so easy to sell internationally. Welcome to 2020. Protecting innovative products therefore has become more important than ever. Many clients have come to us with […]
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) considers the Coronavirus outbreak an “extraordinary situation.” As a result, the USPTO modified both patent and trademark regulations. “The USPTO stands shoulder-to-shoulder with inventors and entrepreneurs and is working on a variety of measures to incentivize, protect, and disseminate COVID-19 related innovation.” Andrei Iancu Kudos to the […]
A few weeks ago, I published a post about Artificial Intelligence Patent Inventors, which reported that three patent offices declined patent inventorship to an AI inventor. Recently, a client asked me whether a corporation qualifies as a patent inventor. Great question. Just like AI, corporations cannot be patent inventors. Patent Inventors A patent inventor contributes […]
I am totally beat up today. I mean that physically, not emotionally. Bruises, swelling, aches and pains all over. Let me start from the beginning…I promise it’s nothing sketchy. Randi’s Epic “Failure” It happened yesterday evening. “What’s that pitter patter, mom?” asked my teenage daughter. Slowly we followed the sound to its source – a […]
On April 27, 2020 the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) published a decision declining to extend patent inventorship to an Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) named DABUS. The decision found that the application did not name an “inventor.” Who is DABUS? DABUS stands for “Device for the Autonomous Bootstrapping of Unified Sentience”. The USPTO is […]
Everywhere we look we hear of the devastating impact of COVID-19 on health, businesses, social lives, and personal grooming. On the other side of this devastation is a significant increase in creativity and innovation designed to fight COVID-19. A glimmer of hope in an otherwise stormy landscape. As reported by the Word Economic Forum: […]
COVID-19 and Coronavirus Trademarks “gone viral” Not so long ago, COVID-19 and Coronavirus were not in my vocabulary. How about you? That was then. This is now. The terms COVID-19 and Coronavirus are now everywhere. These terms are part of the news, social media, and every conversation. Applications with the word COVID-19 and Coronavirus trademarks […]
THE CORONAVIRUS AND SMALL BUSINESS LAW SERIES This blog post series provides key legal practices to help secure your business success during the Coronavirus pandemic. With this knowledge, you can return to what you do best – your service or product. Today’s topic: Protecting Children’s Privacy in Online Learning While scrolling through Facebook last […]
THE CORONAVIRUS AND SMALL BUSINESS LAW SERIES This blog post series provides key legal tips to help you secure your business success during the Coronavirus pandemic. With this knowledge, you can return to what you do best – your service or product. Today’s topic: Pivoting from Brick & Mortar to an Online Business during the […]
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