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CAFC Affirms District Court Judgment on Coffee Cartridge Patents

“Questions of whether an accused patent infringer’s conduct was “egregious behavior” or “worthy of punishment” are not appropriate for jury consideration, agreed the CAFC. Nonetheless, it considered the jury instruction to be reasonably clear and correct to test for willful infringement.” On January 13, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) issued a precedential decision affirming the District Court’s judgment of invalidity as to the asserted claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,720,320 (the ‘320 patent) and the award of attorney’s fees. The CAFC also affirmed the ruling of infringement as to the asserted claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,707,855 (the ‘855 patent). Adrian Rivera...

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Industry Leaders Reflect on Bayh-Dole at 40

“[T]he [Bayh-Dole] Act was the ‘most inspired piece of legislation to be enacted to America over the past century’ and … was a single measure that helped ‘reverse America’s precipitous slide into industrial irrelevance.’” On June 23, the Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund celebrated 40 years of the Bayh-Dole act with a virtual briefing, titled: “The Bayh-Dole Act at 40 Years: How the ‘Most Inspired Piece of Legislation’ of a Half-Century Has Turned American Basic Research Discoveries into Products, Startups and Economic Growth.” The event was moderated by Jim Edwards, the Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund Patent...

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The Importance of a Prototype

If you’re an inventor or an innovator in your field, you know how important it is to clearly express your ideas to others and also how important it is to protect your Intellectual Property (IP). One of the best ways to go about protecting your Intellectual Property is to pursue a patent for your idea through the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), but this can be a long and complicated process.   Because of this, you should work with an Intellectual Property Attorney who can walk you through the steps leading up to your application and educate you on some key strategies you...

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When Is Filing Bankruptcy a Good Option?

Bankruptcy offers a promising solution for individuals and business owners who are overwhelmed with debts or going through financial distress to achieve debt relief. However, when considering bankruptcy, it is essential that you assess your present financial circumstance and the different bankruptcy chapters that are available to you.  COFFYLAW, LLC has everything necessary to provide reliable advocacy to clients in bankruptcy-related matters. The knowledgeable bankruptcy attorneys at the firm can educate you about your bankruptcy options and decide the ideal choice for your specific financial situation. With offices in New Jersey and New York, Coffy Law proudly represents clients across the nation.   Evaluate Your...

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The Elements of a Patent Infringement Claim

Are you worried that your patent might be infringed upon? If so, it’s important to learn more about the process of patent infringement and what elements must be proven to file a successful patent infringement claim.   If you suspect that someone is infringing on your patent, contact the knowledgeable patent infringement attorneys at COFFYLAW, LLC to discuss your unique situation and determine your best course of action to recover lost profits and obtain other forms of compensation.   With offices in New York and New Jersey, the law firm represents clients in intellectual property cases, including patent infringement claims, throughout the United States.   What Is Patent...

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What You Need to Know About Tortious Interference 

A tort is a civil wrong as opposed to a crime, which is a violation of a criminal statute. Tortious interference is a civil wrong involving a third party who interferes in your business dealings and relationships.   Perhaps the most common example of tortious interference is when a third party, generally a competitor, induces someone to break a contract they have with you and your business. This can be done by offering a better deal to a supplier, for instance, or by using threats or even blackmail to force someone to break a contract.  The aggrieved party – say, the business owner...

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Preparing for Bankruptcy 

The word “bankruptcy” brings a lot of not-so-positive connotations, but in reality, this could be the best choice for you and your family. However, because there’s so much negative discourse about it in our society, many people don’t fully understand the process or how they can help themselves by methodically preparing for bankruptcy. If you’d like to speak with a knowledgeable bankruptcy attorney about your options for filing with Chapter 13 or Chapter 7 bankruptcy, reach out to COFFYLAW, LLC. The attorneys at COFFYLAW, LLC have an abundance of knowledge and practice when dealing with bankruptcy matters. With offices in New Jersey...

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S.2774 – Pride in Patent Ownership Act

The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled this bill https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-bill/2774 for discussion Thursday December 15, 2022. Introduced in Senate (09/21/2021) Pride in Patent Ownership Act This bill requires disclosure of certain patent-related information, including information about ownership and funding. Under the bill, if a foreign or domestic governmental entity provides funding for fees related to a patent application or for paying an attorney (or patent agent) to prosecute the patent application, the application must disclose the amount and source of such funding. Similarly, if any governmental entity provides funding for paying a patent's maintenance fees or for paying an attorney (or patent agent) to submit such maintenance fees,...

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What to Do If You Suspect a Patent Infringement 

In the United States, patent laws are designed to protect an inventor's exclusive rights to sell, make, use, or import their invention for a particular period. When a person violates your rights as a patent owner with respect to an invention, you may have a patent infringement claim against them. An experienced New Jersey intellectual property attorney can enlighten you about what to do if you suspect a patent infringement and help pursue damages.  COFFYLAW, LLC is dedicated to offering trusted advocacy and skilled representation to clients in their patent infringement cases. Attorney Emmanuel Coffy and his trusted legal team can...

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How Long Does Bankruptcy Appear on a Credit Report? 

Having a favorable credit report is important. A good credit score determines whether you qualify for secured and unsecured loans and the interest rates you will pay for using someone else’s money. Although some people may be able to pay cash as they go through life, most need financing to garner their piece of the American dream.  Without a doubt, bankruptcy is hostile to credit reports. It will appear on your report when it is filed and remain there for a period of time. Your credit score will take a hit. You will need to work to restore your credit.   Although this...

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