Protecting ALL-22 Content in the Digital Age

Kenneth Booth will be speaking at the Collegiate Sports Video Association’s Annual Meeting about issues relating to copyright protection for the ALL-22 Video footage used in college and professional football. Discussion will include an explanation of the copyright laws surrounding Strategies for protecting the footage, ownership issues, what violates owner rights in the footage, examples…

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The Patent Process

Filed applications accepted as complete are taken up for examination in the order they were filed by a Patent Examiner in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to whom they have been assigned. The examination of the application consists of a study of the application for compliance with statutory and case law requirements and…

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Three Basic Patent Strategies: Patent Application Types and Strategies – Part 12

There are many different strategies for filing and maintaining your patents in the United States.  Each strategy depends on your particular industry, your competition, your company’s purpose for getting the patents, and how actively you will be enforcing the patents.  Here are three quick summaries of strategic considerations to consider with each of your patents…

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Provisional Patent Applications: Patent Application Types and Strategies – Part 2

The most basic type of patent application is a “provisional patent application.”  For both start-up companies and large companies with highly developed patent portfolios, there are many benefits that can be achieved from filing provisional patent applications.  But there are also risks that can be minimized if you are aware of them. Provisional Patent Application…

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Request for Continued Examination (RCE): Patent Application Types and Strategies – Part 9

A request for continued examination (often called an RCE) is a procedure used to request additional prosecution time with the examiner.  After claims in an application have reached “final” rejection, a request for continued examination may be filed, instead of filing a continuation application, to continue prosecuting the claims without the restrictions of “final” rejection. …

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Other Non-Provisional Patent Applications: Patent Application Types and Strategies – Part 5

For each of design patent applications and utility patent applications, there are three types of applications and one procedure that should be discussed; namely, Continuation, Divisional, Continuation-in-part, and Request for Continued Examination (“RCE”).  Each of these may be filed when and claim priority to any currently pending patent application (a “parent application”).  The resulting “child”…

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