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KNOWLEDGE IS POWER – HOW TO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR INFRINGERS


When you own property rights like patents or trademarks, you have the right to stop infringers.  But only if you know they exist. Often an infringer will be operating below your radar and will come to your attention only late in the game, when the infringer is entrenched and reluctant to back off. How can  [...]

“SNOOPING INTO YOUR COMPETITORS’ BUSINESS PLANS”


(What Their Trademark Filings Reveal) Every month on behalf of my clients, and to keep tabs on the industry, I personally search and review every trademark in the industry.  I like to know who’s filing what, and even who’s doing the filing.  I can sometimes get a peek behind the curtain when a major company  [...]

“Thank You U.S. Congress”


Words I Thought I’d Never Utter If You’re a Firearms Innovator It’s been five years since Congress enacted sweeping patent law changes that transformed how my clients earn patent rights.  I try to be observant and to follow the trends, especially in my small specialized world where law, technology, and guns intersect.  But I managed  [...]