There is a common misconception that social media sites are infringing on one’s First Amendment rights. Take, for example, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube blocking/suspending Trump’s account.

Supporters of the president decried this monopoly and abuse of power as running afoul of the First Amendment, while his opposers justified the companies’…

Yelp/ Youtube reviews have become ubiquitous. Almost every business gets reviewed, some positive and some negative. While positive reviews are always welcomed, negative reviews scorn some business owners to the extent that they contact us for legal advice.

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Here’s a hypothetical situation.

Prospective client: “I want to sue them!”


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May 23, 2020: Case update below.

Rachel Maddow has found herself in the midst of a legal battle in California for allegedly defaming a conservative news network, One America News (OAN) Network, by stating that the network, “really, literally is paid Russian propaganda.” While some have opined that Maddow has…

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A Policy Argument on Accountability

Regardless of your political affiliation, the book titled, ‘A Warning’ by an anonymous senior White House official marks a new low in the history of American journalism. …

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Why Patent Open Source Based Software?

Open-source software is a multi-billion dollar industry. However, almost every open-source developer I have met hates patents. They unequivocally loathe & despise patents, despite the fact that someone else exploits their hard work.

Wondering how to prepare for the Patent Bar for free?

With some planning and hard work you can pass the patent bar without spending a dime on professional courses. …

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Often times an individual or company may want to challenge the issuance of a patent to another entity. This could be due to many reasons, e.g., inventor not named by company, incorrect claim of inventorship, fraud, inequitable conduct, violation of duty of disclosure, prior art documents, etc. The USPTO provides…

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Since in the US patent system, inventorship is recognized instead of the company to whom the inventor may be obligated to assign their rights, inventorship issues–especially in big companies–seem to have become commonplace. Managers (incorrectly) claiming to be inventors, rightful inventors being excluded from a patent application, adding names of…

Patenting Business Method Based Software/ Mobile Apps

As I describe in my previous post titled, How to patent software in the U.S. (2019), a business method software patent is any invention that performs a business activity through software (e.g., taxi hailing apps, financial transactions based apps, dating apps, etc.). However, the USPTO and courts do not like…

Most people believe that they are obligated to file a utility patent when they invent a device, gadget, or even software application. While utility patents are important, inventors tend to ignore the benefits offered by design patents.

Different types of patent applications

Utility Patents

As the name suggests, anything of utility or functionality can be filed as…

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Patent & Defamation Attorney

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