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Murphy A.,Finnegan | Stramiello M.,Finnegan | Lewis S.,Finnegan | Irving T.,Finnegan
Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine | Year: 2015

This review introduces patents and trade secrets, the two mechanisms that U.S. law provides inventors to protect their inventions. These mechanisms are mutually exclusive: One demands disclosure and the other calls for concealment. Many biotechnology innovators opt for patents, which grant legal, time-limited monopolies to eligible inventions. To obtain a patent in the United States, an invention must be useful to the public and made or altered by the hand of man. It must then clear the hurdles of novelty and nonobviousness. If an invention can do that, obtaining a patent becomes a matter of form: Who qualifies as an inventor? Does the application demonstrate possession, stake a clear claim to the protection sought, and enable “ordinary” colleagues to replicate it? Has the inventor purposely withheld anything? This review addresses each of these hurdles as they apply to biotech inventions. © 2015; Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press; all rights reserved.


Robins L.R.,Finnegan
ACS Symposium Series | Year: 2010

Like patent law, copyright law arises from Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8 of the U.S. Constitution, which instructs Congress "[t]o promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries." This chapter explores some of the basics of copyright law in the United States, including statutory subject matter, ownership, the nature of copyright rights, registration, marking, and fair use. While this chapter does not include a section directly addressing copyright infringement, certain concepts useful in infringement analysis appear from time to time. This chapter is limited to U.S. copyright law. Although laws in other countries may be similar in some respects to U.S. law, there is no international copyright law, and policies and practices differ widely from country to country. Moreover, our discussion is further limited to works created after January 1, 1978, the effective date of the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. § 101 et seq. If a work was created and fixed in a tangible medium of expression, published, and infringed prior to that date, it is governed by the Copyright Act of 1909. Where the acts of fixation, publishing, and infringement occur over a period of time before and after January 1, 1978, both Acts may apply. © 2010 American Chemical Society.


Neth J.M.,Finnegan | Jhalani M.,Finnegan
ACS Symposium Series | Year: 2010

Intellectual property continues to be one of the most important areas of the law in the United States. In recent years, the United States Supreme Court has heard several patent cases that have resulted in significant changes in patent law. These decisions embody the Supreme Court's recent trend of cutting back on protections granted to patent owners by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the appellate court which reviews all patent disputes arising in the district courts across the country. This trend is especially apparent in the Supreme Court's decisions in four cases it reviewed in the last two years where it unanimously, or almost unanimously, reversed the Federal Circuit, finding it too favorable to patent owners. Even at the Federal Circuit, patent law may change drastically depending on the court's decision in a recently-heard case, which might bring into question the validity of all business method patents (1). Congress may also make further changes to the United States patent laws with the passage of the Patent Reform Act of 2007. © 2010 American Chemical Society.


Patent
Finnegan | Date: 2011-09-21

A horse boot arrangement (1) for a horses hoof (4), the horse boot arrangement (1) having a flexible sock member (2) having a base portion (3) for engaging a sole of the horses hoof (4) and a sleeve portion (5) extending from the periphery of the base portion (3) for covering the hoof (4). An arrangement (6) is provided for fastening the sleeve portion (5) against the horses hoof (4) to ensure the flexible sock member (2) remains on the hoof under working conditions. Rigid ground engaging means (7) are detachably mounted to the flexible sock member (2) via coupling means (8).


Trademark
Finnegan | Date: 2016-09-09

Printed matter and printed publications, namely, newsletters, periodicals, and pamphlets in the field of the law; educational and instructional material, namely, printed instructional, educational, and teaching materials in the field of the law. Organization and staging of seminars, lectures, symposia, workshops, webinars, and podcasts in the field of the law; providing online publications, namely, newsletters, periodicals, and pamphlets in the field of the law; providing online educational and instructional material in the field of the law. Legal services.


Trademark
Finnegan | Date: 2016-09-09

Printed matter and printed publications, namely, newsletters, periodicals and pamphlets all in the field of law; educational and instructional material, namely, printed instructional, educational, and teaching materials in the fields of law. Organization and staging of seminars, lectures, symposia, and workshops in the field of law; providing online publications, namely, newsletters, periodicals and pamphlets in the field of law; providing online educational and instructional material in the field of law. Legal services.


Trademark
Finnegan | Date: 2013-05-13

Computer application software for managing access to patent decisions from the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and summaries thereof.


Trademark
Finnegan | Date: 2012-08-14

Downloadable newsletters in the field of intellectual property. Providing newsletters in the field of intellectual property via e-mail.


Trademark
Finnegan | Date: 2014-05-27

Downloadable newsletters in the field of intellectual property. Providing newsletters in the field of intellectual property via e-mail.


PubMed | Finnegan
Type: Editorial | Journal: ACS medicinal chemistry letters | Year: 2017

This viewpoint provides a brief overview of the procedures for initiating post-grant proceedings before the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board, including a discussion of why companies are now commonly electing to use those proceedings, both as part of an overall litigation strategy and outside of the litigation context.

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