McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC is an intellectual property boutique firm, specializing in protecting and defending our client’s patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, licensing, and regulatory needs. We focus on providing each client a customized IP portfolio, fit to serve their business needs and achieve their strategic goals.
By Jill N. Link, Pharm.D.
As counsel to various university clients as well as those in industry (of many types!) I am frequently asked my opinion of how best to work with academia to conduct research, while also maximizing the future ability to commercialize resulting intellectual property (IP). This is a question with many nuanced answers. I am not seeking […]
By Julie L. Spieker
On December 18, 2021, new regulations implementing the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (“the TMA”) will officially go into effect allowing individuals, businesses, and the USPTO to clear unused registered trademarks from the federal trademark register. New ex parte expungement and reexamination proceedings are said to provide a faster, more efficient, and less expensive alternative […]
By Joseph M. Hallman
On November 10, 2021, in Apple Inc. v. Qualcomm Incorporated (Apple v. Qualcomm), the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“Federal Circuit”) dismissed Apple Inc.’s (“Apple”) consolidated appeal from four decisions made by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”). The PTAB held that claims of patents owned by Qualcomm Incorporated (“Qualcomm”) […]
By Cassie J. Edgar
Often during patent prosecution new technologies, concepts and data grow out of an original filing. How can you protect those new innovations? The natural reaction is to file a child application off of the parent filing, in order to preserve the earlier priority date through a continuation or continuation-in-part (CIP) application. A continuation is limited […]
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