USPTO v. Booking.com: Adding “.com” can now Establish Trademark Eligibility for a Generic Term

USPTO v. Booking.com: Adding “.com” can now Establish Trademark Eligibility for a Generic Term. Tyler Rexhouse   In a recent Supreme Court case, USPTO v. Booking.com, the Court determined that a so-called “generic.com” mark is eligible for federal trademark registration. “Generic.com” marks are a combination of a generic word or phrase (e.g., “wine” or “haircuts”)…

COVID-19 Hoffman Warnick Update July 2020

 COVID-19 Hoffman Warnick Update July 2020 As New York State continues to reopen, some of our staff is returning to the office. Unfortunately, we are still closed to visitors; please call us at 518-449-0044, or contact us here to schedule a teleconference with your relationship contact. Thank you and we hope to see you soon!…

COVID-19 Hoffman Warnick Update

 COVID-19 Hoffman Warnick Update We hope this message finds you, your families and colleagues well and safe. Hoffman Warnick would like to share with you a brief update about our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are committed to protecting the safety and health of our employees while continuing to provide the highest quality services…

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Hoffman Warnick Helps Vanda Protect Drug Treatment Patent

Hoffman Warnick Helps Vanda Protect Drug Treatment Patent We are proud to have assisted our client, Vanda Pharmaceuticals, in an important patent case that allows the company to retain market exclusivity for one of their important drug products until 2027. On January 13, 2020, the US Supreme Court denied Hikma Pharmaceuticals’ petition for a writ…

ERNEST G. CUSICK AND FRANKLIN S. ABRAMS JOIN FIRM

ERNEST G. CUSICK AND FRANKLIN S. ABRAMS JOIN FIRM Hoffman Warnick is proud to announce the appointment of Ernest Cusick as Counsel and Franklin Abrams as Special Counsel. Ernest G. Cusick Ernest Cusick’s practice focuses on patent strategy and procurement, as well as technology development. Mr. Cusick has worked with a wide array of clients,…

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Artificial Intelligence Patents Growing Exponentially

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE PATENTS GROWING EXPONENTIALLY The attached chart depicts a graphical trend of the growing number of issued patents and published patent applications that involve Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI patents fall into two general categories. Those that use AI for a specific application such as autonomous driving cars, image recognition, data analysis, etc., and those that…

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US Patent & Trademark Office Launches Pilot Program

US Patent & Trademark Office Launches Pilot Program for Early Review of Cancer Immunotherapy Patent Applications The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced on June 30, 2016, that it is implementing a 12-month pilot program to provide for earlier review of patent applications relating to cancer immunotherapy.  According to the Federal Register notice (link…

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Massachusetts Attempts to Fight Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs) with New Legislation

The proliferation of lawsuits brought by Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs), also referred to as “patent trolls,” has led to backlash in boardrooms and state houses throughout the country.  Now, Massachusetts is making its own efforts to fight NPEs by introducing Senate Bill S.178, An Act Protecting Massachusetts Businesses from Abusive Patent Infringement Claims. As the Mass Tech…