Should We be Watching for the New “Trade Dress” in the Fall Fashion Shows?

Not really.  Trademark law encompasses the subpart known as “trade dress.” When an average consumer can identify the source of a good or service by its look and feel, then this may be its trade dress.  The design or configuration of a product, the labeling and packaging of goods, and the décor or environment where […]

Abstract Ideas – Are they Patentable?

Recently, the USPTO issued a memorandum to its Examiner Corps, entitled “Preliminary Examination Instructions in view of the Supreme Court Decision in Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, et al.” At its core, the memo addressed subject matter eligibility of claims involving abstract ideas, particularly computer-implemented abstract ideas. Comments were submitted by AIPLA and IPO […]