Patent Basics

Patents protect the utility of new and useful inventions as well as ornamental designs of articles of manufacture. In particular, utility patents cover machines, products and processes (including methods of doing business), and design patents protect the visual impression or “look” of an article of manufacture. A patent enables its holder to prevent others from …

Copyright Basics

A copyright protects the tangible expression of ideas, but not ideas themselves. A copyright will not protect any process, system, concept, principle or discovery (which generally are the subject of patents). For example, a copyright will protect the expression of a computer program as embodied in its operational software and/or on a website. It will …

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Archer & Greiner, P.C. (“A&G”) is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to this site. The purpose of this privacy policy is to inform you, as a visitor to this site, what kinds of information we may gather about you when you visit, how we may use that information, and to whom, if …

Computer Disaster Recovery Services – What You Need to Know to Protect Your Business in the Event of a Disaster

The tragic events of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina were not only horrific human tragedies, but also served as warnings to businesses to revisit their own disaster recovery plans.  According to published reports, in many instances the difference between those companies forced to close their doors, and those able to continue doing business, was well planned …

Patent Licensees Can Challenge A Patent’s Validity While Paying Royalties to the Licensor

The Supreme Court’s decision in MedImmune v. Genentech, 127 S.Ct. 765 (2007), permitted MedImmune to challenge Genetech’s drug patent before breaching its patent license with Genentech. Historically, breach of a patent license restrained licensees from challenging patents on invalidity grounds since patent holders could retaliate against those who willfully breached a patent license with an …