Featured Client: Charlie Johnson, Fire & Ice

Congratulations to Charlie Johnson, of Fire&Ice, LLC for getting his kickstarter campaign off and running: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1166293367/fit-roller-ultimate-warm-up-performance-and-recove?ref=2&utm_source=2&utm_medium=2&utm_campaign=launchboom Charlie is a celebrated strength trainer in San Diego who perceived a need, and invented a great improvement over standard foam rollers.  His product can readily move from hot to cold, depending on workout…

SunEarth Inc. v SunEarth Solar, et.al.: Easier to Shift Fees in 9th Circuit Trademark Cases

October 24, 2016.  In the matter of SunEarth, Inc. v. SunEarth Solar, the 9th Circuit has made less stringent the standard to shift fees to an adversary.  In the past, appellate courts across the country reviewed fee award standards under the "exceptional" standard, which normally required really bad conduct in litigation or…

Featured Client: Trunktie® finds Success.

Sometimes simple ideas are the most genius. We would like to congratulate our client, Trunktie, and its CEO and chief inventor, Mitch Cullins, who recently won a prestigious award in his industry of IT cabling. http://www.cablinginstall.com/articles/2016/09/trunktie-innov-16.html?cmpid=Enl_CIM_Innovators_Award_September202016&eid=298048752&bid=1533245 Mitch came up with a brilliant product that simply, and yet elegantly, allows IT…

USPTO: Hard at Hardly Working

Wow. The U.S. Office of Inspector General just released a report detailing extensive fraud among patent examiners who were allegedly working from home. The report is detailed here: https://www.oig.doc.gov/Pages/Analysis_of_Patent_Examiners_Time_and_Attendance.aspx The office discovered that for a 15-month period, there were 288,000 hours of time billed to the government that were not…