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Monthly Archives: May 2015

New Email Alert System Allows for Patent Publication Monitoring

Posted in Intellectual Property

On April 24, 2014, the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) announced the release of the Patent Application Alert Service (the Service). The Service provides free, customized email alerts when U.S. patent applications are published. Additionally, the Service offers direct access to the published applications for convenient review. How the Service Works An account… Continue Reading

Discovery Orders May Threaten Traditional Notions of Trade Secret Protection

Posted in Intellectual Property

Historically, confidential and proprietary information, such as the formulas for Coca-Cola and Pepsi, is trade secret information that will not be made available to the public during litigation. While Coke and Pepsi are probably the two most famous examples of protectable trade secrets, many companies in varying industries rely on trade secret protection for financial… Continue Reading