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Choosing between Design Patent and Copyright Protection? Sometimes You Don’t Have To

April 20, 2016

If you are considering protecting your intellectual property, the choice between copyright and design patent protection is not always mutually exclusive.  In certain cases, your intellectual property may be protected by both copyright and design patent protection. Copyrights, in general, are meant to protect original works of expression.  See 17 U.S.C. § 102.  Such works […]

Kirk R. Harris

Rachel Jacques

Kent M. Walker Joins Maschoff Brennan

April 1, 2016

Intellectual Property law firm Maschoff Brennan welcomed Kent M. Walker to it’s Park City office. Walker will serve as an Of Counsel attorney with the firm and will focus on litigation and prosecution matters in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. He assists clients through all phases of market entry through the Hatch-Waxman and Biosimilar pathways. […]

Kent M. Walker, Pharm.D.

Is the Role of the Expert Witness in Claim Construction Changing?

The proper role of extrinsic evidence in claim construction, in particular expert witnesses, has long been a matter of some debate. The Federal Circuit has been fairly consistent in characterizing extrinsic evidence as less important than the intrinsic record (the patent and its prosecution history) when construing claim terms. However, because claim construction focuses on […]

R. Parrish Freeman

Taylor J. Wright