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2015 Brought Plenty of I.P. Changes

Today, I say goodbye to 2015. It was a good day as far as weather. The clouds disappeared briefly this morning to reveal a bright blue sky after several consecutive days of our typically nebulous and perpetually crepuscular skies here in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. I took a few photos on my way to work, including […]

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Cautionary Tale of Using Patents to Extend Protection of One Cholesterol-lowering Drug, Tricor

The Washington Post recently (20 April 2012) published an article titled, “Want to cut health care costs, start here.”  A small change in prescribing cholesterol-lowering drugs would save Americans $700 million a year. The story is heavily excerpted below, and has been the subject of many blog posts. Every year, Americans pay $700 million more […]

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Putting Patents to Work

The trend among tech companies is to generate returns from investments which include patents. Patents must be seen in context with markets, competitors, customers, and current and future products. It is helpful to have a systematic process for managing a company’s patents. Each company is likely to have different goals for their collection or portfolio […]

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Legal Vagaries

It is with excitement and enthusiasm that I return again to blogging! The future of business in general, and legal services in particular, is online. Even politics has been and will continue to be driven by online networks as evidenced by a post “Tapping Networks” by Tracy Van Slyke (@tracyvs) over at BeyondTheEcho. Increasingly, people […]

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