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MVS Briefs March 2022

  • Patent Tips and Tricks – The Patent Prosecution Highway written by Luke T. Mohrhauser
  • The Criticality of Early Patent Application Filing written by Kirk M. Hartung
  • Color as a Trademark: Why is the Yellow TOLLHOUSE Bag a trademark, but the Yellow CHEERIOS Box is Not? written by Michael C. Gilchrist
  • Can I Patent my App? written by Julie L. Spieker
  • Federal Circuit Provides Insight Regarding an IPR Petitioner’s Inability to Maintain an IPR Proceeding Based on a Ground that was Raised or Reasonably Could have been Raised During a Previous IPR written by Joseph M. Hallman
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MVS Briefs December 2021

  • The Great Dichotomy: Patent Protection vs. Regulatory Approval written by Cassie J. Edgar
  • Trade Secrets – The Secret to Enforceable Protection written by Glenn Johnson
  • Patentability of Diagnostic Methods in 2021 written by Brian D. Keppler, Ph.D.
  • 2021 Creates New Challenges for Enabling and Adequately Describing Genus Claims with Functional Language written by Sarah M.D. Luth
  • Innovation in a Time of Need – An Employment Perspective written by Luke T. Mohrhauser
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MVS Briefs September 2021

  • Peace of Mind for Trademark Rebranding written by Brandon W. Clark
  • Eighth Circuit Adopts “Initial Interest Confusion” Doctrine of Trademark Infringement written by Michael C. Gilchrist
  • Patents in Film and Television written by Jonathan L. Kennedy
  • Protecting Your Brand from Cybersquatters: Recent UDRP Decisions Emphasize Importance of Domain Name Diligence written by Nicholas J. Krob
  • Utility Model Patents: An Option Abroad written by Julie L. Spieker
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MVS Briefs June 2021

  • MLB Pitcher Re-Files Lawsuit Against Astros Alleging Misappropriation of Trade Secrets written by  Gregory Lars Gunnerson
  • Warning – Copyrights and Distance Learning written by Mark D. Hansing
  • Avoiding Claims of Copyright Infringement for Use of Creative Works on the Internet written by Christine Lebron-Dykeman
  • We’ve seen it all: Considerations for Strategic Use of Provisional Patents written by Jill N. Link
  • Innovation Continues to Thrive as the USPTO Issues Patent No. 11,000,000 written by Tina G. Yin-Sowatzke
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MVS Briefs March 2021

  • Design Patents – Fast Protection for Product Shapes written by Kirk M. Hartung
  • Thoughts on the Biden Administration and the Patent Office written by Heidi S. Nebel
  • Patent Ownership – Assignments written by Luke T. Mohrhauser
  • The Road to Recovery for Research written by Oliver P. Couture, Ph.D.
  • Friendly reminder from the Federal Circuit: Statements Made During Patent Prosecution May Affect Future Litigation written by Joseph M. Hallman
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MVS Briefs December 2020

  • Cannabis Variety Patenting in Canada – Traps for the Unwary written by Heidi S. Nebel
  • EPA Provides Draft Guidance for Regulation of Gene Edited Plants written by Cassie J. Edgar
  • Expanded Intellectual Property Protection by Design written by Glenn Johnson
  • Branding in the Digital Era: USPTO Updates Trademark Specimen Requirements written by Sarah M.D. Luth
  • Future Changes to Sequence Listings – WIPO Standard ST.26 written by Brian D. Keppler
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MVS Briefs September 2020

  • Patent Risk Management If You Want to Build a Similar Product to One in the Marketplace written by Mark Hansing
  • AI – Artificial Intelligence or Accelerating Innovation? Written by Jonathan Kennedy
  • Mitigating Copyright Issues in Remote Learning written by Brandon Clark
  • Terminal Disclaimers Important Considerations in Licensing Agreements for Patents written by Julie Spieker
  • The USPTO Releases Updated Report Providing Insight into the Participation of Women in the U.S. Patent System written by Tina G. Yin-Sowatzke
  • Patent and Trademark Office Responses to COVID-19 written by Michael C. Gilchrist
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MVS Briefs June 2020

  • A New Look for MVS
  • Alert: PTAB Precedential Opinion Regarding IPRs written by  Gregory Lars Gunnerson
  • Force Majeure and Other Potential Relief in the Wake of COVID-19 written by  Christine Lebron-Dykeman
  • Swimming Upstream in a Pandemic: Protecting Your IP Assets written by  Patricia A. Sweeney
  • Protecting Patent Assets and Innovation During Challenging Times with COVID-19 written by  Jill N. Link, Pharm.D.
  • PTAB Rules Artificial Intelligence Not an Inventor written by  Gregory Lars Gunnerson
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MVS Briefs March 2020

  • Horizon Incorporates the Inherent Limitations, written by Oliver P. Couture, Ph.D.
  • Options for Online Patent Enforcement – Amazon, written by Luke T. Mohrhauser
  • Graffiti as Visual Art: Court Upholds $6.75 Million Whitewashing Judgement, written by Nicholas J. Krob
  • The New U.S. – China Trade Agreement and Intellectual Property, written by Kirk M. Hartung
  • MVS Preparedness and Response to COVID-19, written by Heidi S. Nebel
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MVS Briefs December 2019

  • Celebrating 150 Years – The Legacy of Arabella Mansfield, written by Heidi S. Nebel
  • Recent Developments in the “Motivation to Combine” Analysis, written by Sarah M. Luth
  • Changes in Canada Trademark Law, Written by Mark D. Hansing
  • Lessons From Precedential Federal Circuit Decisions: Proof an Invention is not Obvious, Written by Patricia A. Sweeney
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