Author Archives: Jason

Witten Law Awarded Trademark for “IP2U”

You may have not have noticed it, but in the top right side of this blog’s screen is the service mark “IP2U.”  I am happy to announce that on February 21, 2012, the IP2U mark was successfully registered with the … Continue reading

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Comparing Patent Litigation in the US, UK and Europe

The following table illustrates some differences in patent litigation between the US, the UK and the EU. US UK EU Court Federal Court England & Wales have special Patent Courts at the County and High Court level European Commission and/or … Continue reading

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Responding to a Lawsuit

This article focuses on what to do if you have been sued and dispute the claim and/or the amount claimed to be owed. Please note that you should contact an attorney/solicitor if you have been sued. There are numerous intracacies … Continue reading

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How to Start a Lawsuit – The Complaint & Claim Form

So someone has wronged you. Maybe they have infringed your intellectual property, breached a licensing agreement with you, or stolen your tradesecret. You have written them, and maybe even threatened them with legal action, but they refuse to make things … Continue reading

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Copyright – Fair Use

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New Patent Law – America Invents Act

On September 8, 2011, the US Senate voted 89-9 in favor of the America Invents Act, thus sending it to the President. President Obama has indicated that he will follow Congress’s lead and sign the legislation into law. The legislation … Continue reading

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Patent Damages Update

This is to follow-up my earlier post and video about the general concepts of patent damages. In that post, the point was made that under the “Entire Market Value Rule” (EMVR) in order to get the broader royalty base of … Continue reading

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Patentability: Novelty & Obviousness

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I could have invented that.” Everybody does, but then the next time they think of something neat, they don’t act on it because they don’t think they can get a patent for it. So … Continue reading

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Background & Foreground Intellectual Property

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Background and Foreground Intellectual Property

Next week I’ll be shooting a short video on Background and Foreground Intellectual Property concepts as they arise in contracts for commercial transactions. For those who prefer to read instead of watch, this is the content of the video. In … Continue reading

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