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Question: How do cost your company £80,000 with one relatively small computer error? (Short) Answer: You misconfigure an FTP (file transfer protocol) server . . . and forget and leave it running. This was the lesson Life at Parliament View Limited recently learned...
Article by: Larry J. Guffey, Esq. and Pamela K. Riewerts, Esq. A patent applicant who seeks the benefit of marking an article as “Patent Pending” must make a good faith effort to ensure that the articles are properly and consistently marked. An effective...
Coca-Cola discovers small design changes can mean lack of protection of product designs: protecting product shapes and appearances
How Famous is the Coca-Cola bottle design? Not quite enough to protect small differences Design patents are an increasingly useful tool in product configuration protection, but as Coca-Cola recently learned, even a famous product design has its limits....
The United States Patent Office (USPTO) implemented a “Micro Entity” applicant status pursuant to the 2011 America Invents Act (AIA). This rule allows qualifying applicants to receive a 75% fee reduction of certain fees—including fees for filing, searching,...