Patent office seeking comments regarding extra secrecy for certain applications

National security is a priority that has waxed and waned throughout time. When our country is at war, for example, we are willing to make concessions in the name of national security. But during peacetime, we view it as less of a priority.

Recently, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced that it would seek […]

By |April 26th, 2013|General|0 Comments|

Lawsuit asks whether recipes can be considered a trade secret

Update: For an interesting perspective on intellectual property as it applies to recipes, check out this story. It originates in Singapore, so the laws naturally are not the same as in the U.S., but the philosophies at work are probably similar.

It has been awhile since we have brought Naples readers a story about trade […]

By |April 20th, 2013|General|0 Comments|

AOL sells patent portfolio to Microsoft for $1.1 billion

South Florida readers may remember that a month or two ago, we wrote about how the struggling Eastman Kodak Co. was trying to sell off its patent portfolio to raise some much-needed cash. That may be a move that will become more common thanks to two factors: first, companies continue to struggle in our […]

By |April 10th, 2013|General|0 Comments|

It’s Chick-fil-A v. Kale in trademark tussle

For what was intended to be a lighthearted and humorous campaign, Chik-fil-A’s “Eat mor chikin” slogan is stirring up quite a bit of trouble.

Naples residents might have seen the advertisements for the chicken-centric fast food joint. Usually, they depict cows or pigs writing the slogan “eat mor chikin,” with the joke being that they […]

By |April 5th, 2013|General|0 Comments|