Peter Huang

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 attorneys Dr. Dariush Adli, Drew Sherman, Joshua…

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Re-Filing Trademark Applications Can Be A Way to Solve Examiner's Rejection Which You Think Has No Proper Basis

When your trademark application is being rejected by an Examiner as being confusingly similar to another registered mark, you may disagree because you feel the registered mark is not that similar to your mark or because the goods and services between the marks are very different.  However, no matter how hard you explained this to…

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Patenting Software/Mobile Application

As of 2017, there are about 2.8 million of mobile applications on Google Play, and 2.2 million on Apple App Store according to Statista (https://www.statista.com/statistics/276623/number-of-apps-available-in-leading-app-stores/).  There is no doubt that the number will keep increasing in the following decades, and software developers who want to try to apply patent for their mobile apps will increase…

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Maintaining Your Patent Right, Trademark Right and Copyright

Patent, trademark and copyright are all part of intellectual property right.  However, the way to obtain and maintain these rights differs from each other.  Because many clients have been confused by it, I think it would be helpful to provide a quick summary about their differences. Obtaining the Right To obtain a trademark right, the…

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A Product Not on the Market Does Not Mean It Is Patentable for Certain

Many people are convinced that they will receive patent for their product simply because currently no one has made and sold the same product on the market.  Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.  While it may be a good indication that a product is novel if no one else is making/selling it, it is not…

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Filing Trademark Application Covering Multiple International Classes

In the United States and most counties, the products or services for which trademarks are registered are categorized using the 45 product classes of the International Classification of Goods and Services under the Nice Agreement. Classes 1 to 34 are used for goods and classes 35 to 45 for services. For examples, dietary supplements fall…

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I need to add new information to a patent application I filed a while ago, how do I do that?

Under U.S. Patent Law, and pretty much everywhere else, you cannot add or change anything to a filed application that is not supported by the original application.  If the new information is not being disclosed in the original application and you try to amend your specification to include it, the Patent Examiner will reject it…

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Can a trademark include a mark that's already registered within it?

It depends on how the registered mark is used and how arbitrary or fanciful is the registered mark. In short, if no one will confuse your mark with the registered mark, then you likely will be fine. For example, “Target” is registered by Target Brands, Inc. in association with various retail department store services. However,…

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Duty to Disclose Information Material to Patentability

Under U.S. Patent Law, and very much to Patent Law in other countries as well, Patent Applicants have the duty to disclose all information that is material to the patentability of their Patent Applications. This mandatory disclosure is generally done by submitting Information Disclosure Statement (IDS) form to the Patent Office. Most of the time,…

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