A common event in the career of any in-house Intellectual Property manager is the acquisition of Intellectual Property from other corporate entities or inventors.  These include either purchasing or licensing of their intellectual property.  Therefore, all  Intellectual Property managers should have a formal patent, trademark and trade secret due diligence process.  This article will focus…

Yes, if you are able to patent the technological invention required to make the business method work, then the business method becomes patentable. In so doing, the focus becomes the technological invention and the business method is shown as one useful application of that technological invention. For patentability, it must also meet the four-part test…

For majority of businesses, the right IP (intellectual property) advice can protect a lot more than just a business idea or concept. It protects real business assets that are genuinely vital to core services, continuity and long-term success. And this is especially true for start-ups as they need to be even more vigilant when it…

By: Thomas Stanton, Esq. International law exists for two primary reasons: 1) public welfare; and 2) political welfare. Under the public welfare model, international law can only survive in areas that benefit the public welfare of the countries involved. Without the continuous benefit to the public the international law will deteriorate. Under the political welfare…

By: Thomas Stanton, Esq. The passing of the EU Database Directive signified an important change for Europe. If nothing else, it helped establish the intentions of Europe to be competitive on a global stage within the Information Technology sector. On March 11, 1996 the European Union officially adopted the Database Directive.[i] All Member States were…

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