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USPTO 2018-2022 STRATEGIC PLAN Draft Published

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) publishes its draft 2018-2022 Strategic Plan which is an outline of its mission and goals that it wishes to accomplish in the future. The goals primarily relate to increasing the USPTO's quality and timeliness of prosecuting both patents and trademarks.   For example, one specific action they like to implement is providing examiners with information from applicants' other previously filed patent applications within the USPTO and internationally.  In regards to trademarks, the USPTO desires to "maintain first action pendency between 2.5 and 3.5 months with 12 months or less for disposal pendency".  In other words,...

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What is an Asset Protection Trust?

Asset Protection Trust

You’ve started to amass considerable wealth and you have no idea how to protect it from creditors or potential legal actions where you might be rendered liable. That’s when asset protection comes into play. Asset protection is the group of strategies implemented to safeguard a person’s or a corporation’s wealth. It limits potential creditor’s access to valuable properties within the debtor-creditor law.This means that it isolates assets without having to resort to illegal practices. Also Read: Hashtags and Trademarks An asset protection trust is one of these strategies that both businesses and individuals can use to shield valuable properties from creditors. It allows for...

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What Is Asset Protection Insurance

Asset Protection Insurance

In a world of uncertainty, it is always essential to have a backup plan and Asset Protection Insurance is the perfect contingency plan. But what exactly is it? As the name suggests, Asset Protection Insurance was designed to protect your assets. Your car, your home, any recreational vehicles, etc. are included in an asset protection insurance policy in case you need additional coverage than the one provided by traditional policies. Also Read: PRINCIPAL VS. SUPPLEMENTAL TRADEMARK REGISTER DIFFERENCES The main purpose of Asset Protection Insurance is to cover the gap between the present market value and the original invoice price of the property in...

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Cannabis Intellectual Property and Marijuana Patents

Cannabis Patents

Michael Cohen of Cohen IP Law Group recently presented a lecture regarding various issues of patenting cannabis covering the different types of patents and IP which can be used to secure protection, as well as discussing cannabis patent trolls and other issues involving cannabis IP litigation.  The two day seminar can still be accessed through the Seminar Group here:  https://www.theseminargroup.net/seminardetl.aspx?id=18.fivCA...

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Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin Patents On The Rise

According to Patexia, approximately 500 patent application were published in 2017 that included the keywords "Bitcoin" and "Blockchain".  The growing number of filed applications reflects the interest surrounding the elusive crypotocurrency market especially when compared to the number of applications filed in 2012 which were only 6.  The top assignees for Bitcoin were Game Play Network, Bank of America, International Business Machines, Elwha LLC (Intellectual Ventures), and the United Parcel Service of America (UPS).  Surprisingly Google, Microsfot and large banks such as Credit Suisseand ING were not among the top 25 assignees....

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Medical and Recreational Marijuana Patents

Michael Cohen of Cohen IP Law Group PC will be lecturing on patent issues on the second day of the seminar “Medical and Recreational Marijuana” hosted by the The Seminar Group on March 30, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. His topic will be Cannabis Patents: What Can You Get And How Can You Get It. How to apply for and secure either a utility or plant patent for cannabis inventions; How to deal with cannabis patent trolls; Analysis of whether any companies are “cornering” the market on cannabis patents and what that means for the future of innovation in the cannabis industry. To sign...

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Types of Patent Searches and Opinions

It is not commonly known by many inventors that there are different types of patent searches and opinions depending upon the reason for the search. Namely there are four varieties of patent searches: 1) Novelty (patentability); 2) Freedom to Operate (FTO); 3) Non-infringement; and 4) Validity. 1. Novelty or Patentability Search Novelty searches tend to be the most common search requested. Simply stated, this type of search and opinion is conducted to determine the likelihood of getting a patent through the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The question asked is whether the invention is patentable through the USPTO, but does...

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LA Business Journal’s IP Roundtable Interview with Cohen IP Law Group

Michael Cohen of Cohen IP Law Group PC has been featured in the November 14th, 2016 edition of the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Intellectual Property & Licensing Law Roundtable, “What Businesses Need to Know”.  Mr. Cohen discussed a variety of IP issues impacting business ranging from IP protection strategies to recent Supreme Court cases.  The article can be viewed here: IP Roundtable Los Angeles Business Journal...

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La Gadget Expo December 5th & 6th 2015

Michael Cohen of Cohen IP Law Group will be presenting a 30 minute lecture on IP issues on December 6th at the LA Gadget Expo.   We are also a Silver Sponsor of the LA Gadget Expo! They’re giving 50% off exhibitor fees to those of you who wish to exhibit (e-mail hello@lagadgetexpo.com for more information) and free admission for being a Cohen IP Law Group client. Use promo code ‘COHENIPLAW’ for complimentary admission to the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/la-gadget-expo-tickets-17334064654...

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LA Gadget Expo Cohen IP Law Group

We our happy to announce that Cohen IP Law Group, PC will be an exhibitor and speaker at the first LA Gadget Expo on December 5th and 6th, held at the Reef in downtown Los Angeles.  The LA Gadget Expo is a consumer show that will feature gadget enthusiasts and corporate buyers.  Michael Cohen will present a lecture on Sunday afternoon regarding intellectual property issues that many in the business face.  We are excited for the opportunity and look forward to meeting you.  For more information please go to the LA Gadget Expo website....

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