The Great State Divide—Cannabidiol Restrictions to Cannabis Trademarks

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While the use, possession, sale, cultivation and transportation of cannabis, a Schedule 1 substances, is illegal under federal law, the government has made clear that if a state passes a law to decriminalize cannabis for recreational or medical use, it can do so, as long as a regulatory system is in place. Navigating between state […]

USPTO AIR Makes Setting Up an Examiner’s Interview Easier

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) introduced the USPTO Automated Interview Request (AIR) Form or USPTO AIR last week.  The new online form allows applicants to simply fill in a handful of fields to identify themselves and their application, as well as propose a time for the Examiner’s Interview along with how they would like the interview to […]

Spotlight: Brandon Adams Lands the Cover of Inventors Digest

We first met with Brandon Adams in 2012, during the preparation and filing of his first patent and trademark applications.  This young man’s exceptional ambition to innovate has continued to grow over the past few years, and has now been recognized on the cover of the July 2015 edition of Inventors Digest.  The magazine tells of his entrepreneurial journey. Brandon’s first patent-protected invention, the Arctic […]

Patent Rights and Death

One question that arises for inventors is what will happen to their issued patent rights after their death.  Determining who holds the rights to an issued patent after the inventor’s death depends on the actions taken, or not taken, during the inventor’s life. Assignment Commonly, an inventor will assign their rights in their patented invention at […]