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We will be regularly updating this page with blog entries, events we will be attending or speaking at, and general developments in the patent and trademark world. Please reach out to us if there are any events you believe we should attend or any event where you would like to see us speak. Our base is in Jacksonville, but we are happy to travel.




7th Annual GAIN Shootout (Judges & Sponsors)

16 startups from Technology, Fintech, Life Sciences, and Manufacturing categories will each submit an application to pitch their business proposal pitch to a room of venture capitalists, win cash prizes, the coveted Stetson Hat and be named "Gainesville’s Top Gun."

We will be there as judges for the Technology and Life Sciences category!







Dunkin’ DoNOmore

Dunkin’ Donuts is considering a name change by dropping the “donuts” from Dunkin’ Donuts. This isn’t too shocking since the company has been referring to itself as just “Dunkin’” in their advertising for more than a decade. The first big change will come when a storefront in Pasadena, California will just be called Dunkin’ to test the new name change.

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Trying to Take Over the World: When is it Appropriate to File a Foreign Patent Application?

So you’ve filed a patent application in the United States and created a product that you dream will be a best seller, but your dream doesn’t stop there. You want to go bigger and bolder. You don’t just want to be the best in your local area, but the best in the United States. Still not big enough? How about being the best worldwide! How do you do that, you ask? You file a foreign patent application! Okay, let’s take a step back. Maybe world domination isn’t on your radar but protecting your invention on a larger scale may be important. Determining the appropriate markets to approach and protect your product from is a vital step in the strategic process of getting you closer to your goal. Here is some basic information worth considering when deciding when a foreign patent application may be appropriate.

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Changing Tide: Facial Animation Software Patents Survive Review

The landscape of software patents has been in disarray since the Alice decision by the Supreme Court in 2014. In that case, the Supreme Court determined that the patent in question was directed to an “abstract idea” and that implementing those claims on a computer could not be patentable subject matter. Continue reading




What Does A Patent Grant Mean For a Start-Up?

At Georgia’s 22nd Annual Intellectual Property Law Institute this past weekend, Janet Gongola, a patent reform coordinator and associate solicitor at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), spoke about recent initiatives at the USPTO. She also touched on incoming changes and statistics about patent applications and applicants.

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