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Dubious Patent Trolls and a Crowdfunded Infringement Defense

Posted in Infringement, Law Suits, Mixed Bag of Nuts, Patents

We’ve spent time discussing the patent troll phenomenon in the past.  Patent trolls are less pejoratively referred to as non-practicing entities, because they do not make or use the inventions covered by their patents.  Instead, these non-practicing entities operate by purchasing patents on various technologies, accusing companies of infringing those patents, and demanding the companies… Continue Reading

Kickstarting Your Trademark Portfolio

Posted in Articles, Branding, Guest Bloggers, Infringement, Law Suits, Marketing, Technology, Trademarks, USPTO

— Draeke H. Weseman, Weseman Law Office, PLLC 68,929 Backers.  $10,266,845 Pledged.  10,266% Funded. The stat line above describes “Pebble,” a project to build blue-tooth enabled watches with e-paper screens that display information from synchronized mobile phones.  The project is the highest funded project in the history of Kickstarter, a crowd-funding platform started in 2009. … Continue Reading