Copyright Alert System: A game-changer for technology, entertainment fields?

This week, a “Copyright Alert System” orchestrated by the five biggest Internet service providers in the U.S. goes into effect.

While we are all in favor, of course, of strong measures to protect intellectual property assets, we also understand that no system is perfect. We thought it might interesting to walk through what we know […]

By |February 28th, 2013|General|0 Comments|

Florida’s State University System generates most patents in state

If you had to guess which entity in Florida generates the most patents, which would you choose?

Maybe Disney, or perhaps Florida’s prosperous citrus industry? What about one of our top-notch health systems?

Those are good guesses, but the answer is actually Florida’s State University System. In the past five years, the U.S. Patent and Trademark […]

By |February 21st, 2013|General|0 Comments|

In trademark dispute, Ralph Lauren wins round against U.S. Polo Association

Florida consumers are no doubt aware of Ralph Lauren, the designer who for years has sold fashionable, preppy garments, accessories and fragrances emblazoned with his signature polo pony logo.

They might also be familiar with U.S. Polo Association, a less costly brand of clothing that also uses a horseman logo.

But do they ever get the […]

By |February 16th, 2013|General|0 Comments|

Florida doesn’t make list of top five ‘patent clusters,’ but that might be okay

The Brookings Institution released an interesting study the other week looking at which metropolitan areas in the U.S. generated the most patent applications.

No Florida city made the top five list, but for reasons we will discuss momentarily, that may not mean quite as much as you might think.

The study found that 64 percent of […]

By |February 7th, 2013|General|Comments Off on Florida doesn’t make list of top five ‘patent clusters,’ but that might be okay|