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Plant Patent Primer: A step-by-step guide for protecting your new plants with a U.S. plant patent

Plant Patent Primer

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Developing an IP Strategy

Developing an IP Strategy: Plant Patents  

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A Plant by Any Name is Not the Same

The 2011 California Spring Trials generated an amazing array of plant varieties, as well as a number of creative and catchy trademarks. One dominant theme at all of the trial sites was that more companies are using trademarks to help … Continue reading

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Patent Procedures

Patent Procedures Presented by William W. Cochran  Purpose & Objectives Develop and maintain strong portfolio of patents Provide systematic way to handle inventions Provide guidelines for avoiding infringement of others patents Intellectual Property Committee Term of Employees Review Invention Disclosures … Continue reading

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Patent Opinions

BY: William W. Cochran Cochran Freund & Young LLC INTRODUCTION TYPES OF OPINIONS WHY AN OPINION IS IMPORTANT DETERMINING WHEN AN OPINION IS NECESSARY FORM OF OPINION WHO SHOULD PREPARE OPINION COMPETENCY AND RELIABILITY OF OPINION IMPLEMENTATION OF OPINION FORMAT … Continue reading

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Technology or patent license: What’s right for you? 

By James R. Young A small architectural products company (let’s call it SidingTech) developed an attractive, durable and watertight metal siding product. The hand-made, prototype siding worked well, so SidingTech applied for a patent. However, making the required bends in … Continue reading

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Intellectual Property Audit

The purpose of this paper is to define and describe Intellectual Property Audits, and contrast the Intellectual Property Audit with similar concepts such as Intellectual Property Evaluations and Intellectual Property Due Diligence Process. This paper also explains the purpose of … Continue reading

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The Patentability of Computer Software – An Overview

By William W Cochran, II 1. Introduction and Summary The judicial system of the Untied States has struggled for many years with the patentability of various computer related inventions.  The courts have had difficult in determining whether patent claims to … Continue reading

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High Profile E-Commerce Intellectual Property Cases

  PRESENTED TO FRONT RANGE ASSOCIATION OF GENERAL COUNCIL – October 16, 2002 High Profile E-Commerce Intellectual Property Cases By:    William W. Cochran Cochran Freund & Young LLC 2026 Caribou Drive, Suite 201 Fort Collins, CO  80525 Telephone:  (970) 492-1100 … Continue reading

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Current Developments in Opinion Writing

I. INTRODUCTION Competent and well reasoned opinions can be a valuable asset that a client can use for defending a charge of infringement, or supporting an offensive use of a patent. This paper reviews when an opinion may be necessary, … Continue reading

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