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Showing 3 posts from November 2011.

Crowdfunding May be on the Way

On November 3, 2011, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would create a new exemption from registration under the securities laws for what has come to be known as "crowdfunding."  The crowdfunding exemption would:  Read More ›

Categories: Crowdfunding, Venture Capital/Funding

Internet Sales: FTC's Mail or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule

telephone order merchandise ruleWith the holiday shopping season gearing up, let's take a look at a common scenario.  Frank, a "last minute" shopper, purchases a great gift from an Internet merchant's website.  The Internet merchant states that the item will be delivered to Frank in 3-5 business days.  Unfortunately for Frank, the item is delivered 5 days late. Does Frank have rights under the law?  Is the Internet merchant required to notify Frank of the late delivery? Read on. Read More ›

Categories: E-Commerce

Part 3 - U.S. Patent Reform: False Marking Claims

false marking claimsThis is the third and final post in a series (Part 1: First-to-File; Part 2: Post Grant Review Proceedings) summarizing the most significant changes created by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (the "Act").  As you know, the Act was signed into law on September 16th.  Although hyped as a major change in the U.S. Patents system, the Act does not affect many of the fundamental tenants of U.S. Patent law.

This blog post focuses on: (1) new limitations on false marking claims, and (2) USPTO funding and fees. Read More ›

Categories: Intellectual Property, Patents