Patent fees to the United States Patent and Trademark Office are divided into three categories: large entity, small entity and micro entity. Recently signed into law, the Unleashing American Innovators Act of 2022 aims to lower the financial entry barrier for innovators. The law increases the small entity discount from 50% to 60% and micro […]
Vanessa M. D’Souza, Patent Attorney, andJulie Rabalais Chauvin, Patent Attorney,will conduct a one-hour ethics continuing legal education presentation entitled:“Helping clients avoid making IP mistakes”at the 2022 New Orleans Bar Association’s Procrastinators’ Programs℠ Tuesday, December 27, 2022 / 1:20 p.m.-2:20 p.m.Pan Am Building, 11th Floor Conference Center, 601 Poydras Street, New Orleans. Ms. Mackenzie D. Rodríguez, […]
Unitary Patents … Coming Soon to Europe Currently, the European Patent System allows applicants to choose between filing an application in the country or countries of interest, and filing a single European patent application and later designating the countries where you want that patent to be effective. Coming soon, likely in the Spring of 2023, […]
Garvey, Smith & Nehrbass, Patent Attorneys, LLC is pleased to announce that Fabian Nehrbass has been selected to the Super Lawyers® 2023 Louisiana Rising Stars list for Intellectual Property law.
There is a new law in Louisiana effective 1 August 2022, the Allen Toussaint Legacy Act, which controls use of the identity of a Louisiana resident, whether living or dead. According to this new law, “Identity” means an individual’s name, voice, signature, photograph, image, likeness, or digital replica. La. Rev. Stat. 51 § 470.2. The […]