Entries by Cochran Freund & Young

Enforcing Medical Procedure Patents

Cochran Freund & Young LLC U.S. Patent Law, 35 USC § 287(c) states that a medical practitioner’s performance of a medical activity that constitutes an infringement of an issued patent will not be held liable for damages and will not be enjoined from practicing the medical procedure claimed in the patent.  The same also applies […]

KSR International CO. V. Teleflex, Inc., et al.

The decision from the U.S. Supreme Court in KSR International Company v. Teleflex Inc., et al. was decided on April 30, 2007. The case dealt with the standard of patentability and the conditions under which it is proper to combine prior art references to show that an invention is “obvious” over the prior art and […]

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 Recommend Course of Action Make Strategic Decisions on IP Information Needed by IP Committee Members […]

Patent Opinions

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 FOR NONINFRINGEMENT AND INVALIDITY OPINIONS   Read full paper on Patent Options

The Patentability of Computer Software – An Overview

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 certain computer related inventions can be considered “statutory subject matter” under 35 USC Section 101.   Read full article on the […]

High Profile E-Commerce Intellectual Property Cases

 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 I.                    Napster Decision District Court Injunction Issued by Marilyn Hall […]