Entries by Cochran Freund and Young

Juristat Features Cochran Freund & Young

The Top Firms for Life Science Patents September 14, 2016 by James Cosgrove The Legal Landscape The life sciences, especially the biotechnology and organic chemistry sectors, have been particularly affected by the recent spate of § 101 jurisprudence that started with Bilski v. Kappos, 561 U.S. 593 (2010) and ended with Alice Corporation v. CLS […]

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 their products stand out from the pack. However, it was also clear that there’s a […]

Inventors face ‘obvious’ difficulty

In the wake of a United States Supreme Court decision in KSR International Co. v. Teleflex Inc. inventors will find it more difficult to obtain some patent and current holders could find some of their patents challenged. Read the full article from bizwest.com  

Fort Collins law firm tackles Supreme test

FORT COLLINS — When the U.S. Supreme Court convened Nov. 28 to hear arguments in what legal experts say is the nations’s most important patent-law case in half a century, partners in a Fort Collins law firm were front and center. Read full article by Tom Hacker

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 metal to produce the siding product on a large-scale, commercial basis was not so easy. […]

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 an Intellectual Property Audit and discloses how an Intellectual Property Audit can be conducted taking […]