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Design protection

Pirates Beware: Amazon Patent Aims to Sink Shipments of Counterfeit Products

Gone are the days of pirate ships bristling with cannons and chests of stolen treasure.  Modern pirates operate computers, and …

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Patent Infringement

Fee Structures for Managing Patent Litigation Costs

There’s no way around it: patent litigation costs can come as a surprise to those who have not been involved …

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Customer Relationships

Customer Relationships May Not Be Trade Secrets

In a relatively recent order denying a plaintiff’s application for preliminary injunction, Judge Mazzant of the U.S. District Court for …

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Inter Partes Review

Challenges to Patent Validity at the USPTO PTAB

An Inter Partes Review (IPR) is a trial held before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) that determines whether …

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Firm News

Carstens & Cahoon Expands with Addition of Waco, Texas Office

New Office Adds Deep Patent Litigation to the Western District of Texas  DALLAS – October 28, 2020 – Carstens & …

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Bankruptcy

Terms of an Intellectual Property License May Dictate IP Rights of Parties in Bankruptcy

As a result of the debilitating effects from COVID-19, businesses have been forced, or will be forced, to permanently close …

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