Patent

The Unappreciated Value of Design Patents

By: Dr. Dariush Adli Design patents are often treated as the forgotten sibling of their better known and more popular utility patents.  That is unfortunate because it fails to give proper recognition to the tremendous potential of design patents to add value to a business’s bottom line.  Relative to utility patents, design patents are inexpensive…

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Protecting the Vaccine

By: Dr. Dariush Adli The devastating impact and disruptive effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world economy has prompted an unprecedented drive by pharmaceutical companies, universities, physicians, research institutions and health care professionals in search of vaccines and medical treatments for the illness.  Already, two pharmaceutical companies, Pfizer and BioNtech have concluded Phase 3…

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Client Spotlight: ADLI Successfully Secures Patent for the Inventor of a Narcotic Tamper-Proof Evidence Bag

ADLI was successful in facilitating the approval and issuance of a patent for a narcotic tamper-proof evidence bag for Blaster Communications Incorporated. The bags are specifically designed to assist Emergency Medical Services (EMS) organizations in tracking the use and movement of controlled substances. These customized bags are designed for EMS agencies, Fire Departments, and Hospitals…

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The Value of Cannabis Patents to Cannabis Startups, National Cannabis Industry Association (November 6, 2019)

In an article for the National Cannabis Industry Association, Dr. Dariush Adli discusses the value of cannabis patents and the unique opportunity it presents to entrepreneurs, businesses, and investors to participate in this growing market. In particular, he focuses on the value of these patents and their enforceability on the federal level. To read the article, click here.…

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Dr. Dariush Adli Writes for Bloomberg Law and Reviews the Impact of the Mallinckrodt Decision on Patent Protections

ADLI’s founder, president, and intellectual property leader, Dr. Dariush Adli, wrote an article for Bloomberg Law on the impacts of the recent Mallinckrodt decision on patent protections. In particular, the piece discusses the decision, its significance in the context of prior precedent, and provides practical advice to patent attorneys on how to cope with the decision while advising…

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ADLI Law Group Wins Patent infringement Case ––– Jury Awards Plaintiffs Nearly 1 Million Dollars

Plaintiffs Lubby Holdings LLC and Vaporous Technologies Inc. successfully sued Defendant Henry Chung for infringing its personal vaporizer patent regarding anti-leaking technology (Patent No. 9,750,284). On May 9, 2019, after a three-day trial, the jury rendered its unanimous verdict awarding the Plaintiffs $863,936.10 in reasonable royalty damages. ADLI attorney Dr. Dariush Adli was the prevailing trial attorney…

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Amazon Wristband Patents Blur Human-Robot Line, Daily Journal (April 18, 2018)

In an article for the Daily Journal, Dr. Dariush Adli discusses Amazon’s three patents relating to the control of human wrist movements. The patents are directed to controlling the movement of workers by making it faster and easier for workers in the fulfillment centers to accurately locate the bins in which ordered items are stored…

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Conducting a Worldwide Patent Search

One of the most frustrating parts of applying for a patent is finding out your application is rejected because the invention is already patented. By conducting proper searches ahead of filing your application, you can avoid this hassle, and the same applies to international patents. Conducting a worldwide patent search can be simple, but a…

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How Often Do I Have to Renew My Patent?

When initially filing your patent you should be prepared to have only the standard 20-year protection offered by a U.S. patent. There are very few cases in which a patent renewal is granted, and these cases must be validated by a special act of Congress. These 3 cases mostly involve the U.S. Patent and Trademark…

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The Pros and Cons of Invention Promotion Companies

Many companies exist in the business world that make their living through helping inventors obtain and license patents on their inventions. These invention promotion companies offer a seemingly fantastic list of services provided to inventors for a fee. The services of California patent attorneys are almost always safer for inventors, as attorneys risk losing their…

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