Rod S. Berman’s article, “Tax Incentives for Intellectual Property,” was published by the Bloomberg BNA Patent, Trademark and Copyright Journal on July 29, 2016. An excerpt follows: In the increasingly global world economy, the United States and other countries face an increasing challenge in attempting to remain attractive jurisdictions for the development and relocation of intellectual […]
Rod Berman’s article, “For Olympics, Must at Stake in Trademark Enforecment,” was published by BNA.com on Junly 26, 2016.
Rod Berman, Jessica Bromall Sparkman and Bernard Gans wrote the article “Why Early Trademark Filing is Crucial in China” featured in IP Frontline.
A recent trademark ruling in China has underscored the importance of early filing of trademark applications – for both the brand names themselves, as well as the Chinese versions of the brand names (i.e., the brand’s phonetic equivalent and meaning equivalent written in Chinese characters) – any time a brand owner’s future plans may include […]
Rod Berman’s white paper, “Wearable technology: Brand Implications and Strategies” was published by Thomson Reuters in July 2015. An excerpt follows: Wristbands that record and analyze your physical activity. Gloves that help manufacturing workers work smarter. Glasses that put a world of information and communication in your line of sight. These are just a few examples of the “wearable […]
Wearable technology has moved far beyond eyeglasses, hearing aids, wristwatches and pacemakers. Now that significant computing power can be packed into devices small enough to be worn comfortably on – or in – the body, numerous sectors are developing “wearables” for a wide variety of purposes. Google Glass® has been used to facilitate surgery, allowing […]
Rod Berman’s article, co-authored by Alexandra Jia, “Eyeing the Intellectual Property of Wearable Tech,” was published by the Daily Journal. Wearable technology such as Google® Glass (a wearable eyepiece computer that features an LCD screen display and voice activated technology), is proliferating and is impacting a wide range of industries. In this article, Rod Berman […]
“Hot News” and Preemption by Rod Berman This article was originally published in Bloomberg Law Reports on September 6, 2011. Download the PDF: “Hot News” and Preemption In Barclays Capital Inc. v. Theflyonthewall.com, Inc., the Southern District of New York ruled that Theflyonthewall’s use of stock recommendations developed by a number of financial institutions constituted […]
Supreme Court Ruling Maintains Tight Invalidity Standards in i4i L.P. Patent Infringement Case What this means for you Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Microsoft Corp. v. i4i L.P., 589 F.3d 1246 (Fed. Cir. 2009), upholding a Federal Circuit Court of Appeals decision affirming an award of close to $300 […]
Recent Federal Third Circuit Case Sheds Light on Possible Enforceable Non-Competes in California: Lessons from Bimbo Bakeries v. Botticella By Rod S. Berman and Barbra A. Arnold Reprinted with permission from the Employee Relations Law Journal, Aspen Publishers. To view this article as a pdf, click here. Notwithstanding everything known about how courts cannot prevent […]