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The Law On IP Blog’s objective is to provide a forum to discuss IP strategies that provide protection of both business and/or personal intangible assets The Blog serves clients, subscribers, and friends with important updates and general information on developments in the Intellectual Property industry. The Law On IP Blog writers are Leech Tishman Intellectual Property attorneys, who are highly-skilled IP professionals that regularly counsel clients on all aspects of intellectual property. The focus of this blog will be directed toward patents, trademarks, copyrights, intellectual property litigation, and more. Subscribe and become part of the dialogue!

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  1. Websites Containing Third Party Content Should Register Now for Copyright Safe Harbor

    In 1998, Congress passed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to address some of the copyright law issues that had begun to arise as the internet was developing as means of widespread commerce and communication. One question faced by Congress was how to address copyright infringement liability with respect to content created and made available by t…Read More

  2. Bad News for the NPEs (Patent Trolls)

    By: Jeffrey G. Sheldon, Esq. If you were asked to name the leading hubs of American invention, it is doubtful that Marshall, Texas, population 24,000, would make your list. Marshall is not a leafy suburb of Dallas, Houston or Austin, nor is it the site of any significant research facilities, corporate campuses or universities. The nearest city of a…Read More

  3. Coming to European Patents – The European Patent Court

    The blog below is a re-print, with permission from, HGF Limited.   Preparing for change: Counting down to the UP and UPC Following the sudden announcement that the UK is intending to ratify the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement, the patent landscape in Europe is once again on the brink of the most significant change in a generation. Ow…Read More

  4. How valuable are design patents?

    By: Jeffrey G. Sheldon, Esq. They can be valuable, but they are not worth as much as they were yesterday. A little background: Design patents cover ornamental designs. They are unlike utility patents which cover the useful feature of inventions. The applicable statute for infringement of a design patent states that a person who applies a patented d…Read More

  5. What You Need To Know About Litigation Funding

    Many of us first heard about of “litigation funding” though the 1995 book A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr. That book, later a movie starring John Travolta, featured the banker dubbed “Uncle Pete.” By extending credit to plaintiffs’ counsel, Uncle Pete enabled a mass tort action to proceed on behalf of various families exposed to a contami…Read More