Meaningful Progress or Mere Signal Transient?

By Dennis Haszko “A transient event is a short-lived burst of energy in a system caused by a sudden change of state.” –Wikipedia Recently, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) published the 2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance (2019 PEG) which has predictably caused a stir …

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The Carlton Not Elaborate Enough for Copyright Protection

By Stacey Dunn The US Copyright Office has rejected “The Carlton” dance from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as a choreographed routine worthy of copyright protection. While instantly recognizable for decades, the US Copyright Office says that The Carlton is merely a “simple routine that is not registrable …

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Canada’s Patent Rules: Changes Coming!

By Stacey Dunn and Dominique Lambert Recent implementation of the Patent Law Treaty has required Canada to update its Patent Rules. While the expected changes will modernize patent laws and their administration, patent owners should be mindful of some of the anticipated pitfalls. Filing Dates Under the new …

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Natalie Raffoul to attend the Licensing Executive Society International (LESI) Winter Planning Meeting as Co-Chair of the Education Committee

Brion Raffoul’s Managing Partner, Natalie Raffoul, will be attending the Licensing Executive Society International (LESI) Winter Planning Meeting in Miami from January 25-27, 2019. Ms. Raffoul is Co-Chair of the Education Committee. The Winter Planning Meeting provides an opportunity for the global LES leadership to meet and plan …

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Natalie Raffoul to attend the 1st Asia Pacific YMC LES International Meeting in Hong Kong

Ms. Raffoul will be attending the 1st Asia Pacific Licensing Executive Society International Young Members Congress Meeting in Hong Kong on November 30th, 2018. Ms. Raffoul will be leading a panel of distinguished international speakers to discuss the challenges around managing international intellectual property disputes.  Natalie will  bring her …

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