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Mossberg Trigger Patent Dispute – How to Invalidate a Mossberg


The Anatomy of a Patent Lawsuit What every patent applicant can learn from the Mossberg Dispute As most of us were enjoying the elegance and convenience of the Kentucky Exposition Center at the NRA Annual Meeting in Louisville, Mossberg filed a lawsuit against 12 trigger makers on the first day of the show.  No “We’ve  [...]

Guns.Com Article about Gun Patent Attorney Ben Langlotz


The PR Triumph I Never Expected I was pleased, flattered, and humbled to be featured last month in a profile interview by one of the Internet’s most prominent gun news blogs, Guns.com. The author gave me a chance to share what I think is really important for gun inventors to know, and threw in a  [...]

Can a Cartridge Design Be Patented?


This is an article written by Kevin Crank for AllOutdoor.com. Crank is a wildcatter, meaning that he makes wildcat cartridges. Wildcat cartridges are customized versions of commercially available cartridges, usually designed to enhance some performance characteristic of the original cartridge. These alterations produce measurable differences in ballistic performance, and he  [...]

How to Write a Provisional Patent Application


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 to underestimate the significance on what I think is the biggest thing to happen in United States Patent Law in my lifetime. I’ve written before about how important it is  [...]

Are Customizers Infringing on Trademarks?


On December 23rd, I ducked away from the family fun and checked my Facebook page only to find some firearms industry news with trademarks at the heart of the issue.  Y’all know how I love trademarks, and will tell you that they might just be the most valuable asset of your company.  But there are  [...]