Benjamin Appelbaum, Attorney at Law

June 2016 Archives

Can I amend a trademark in New Jersey?

There are many reasons why you may want to amend an existing trademark or service mark that has already been registered. This can be a complicated procedure that may not be successful for a multitude of reasons. While the basic steps to amend a previously filed trademark are described here, an experienced legal counsel can help advise you through this process to ensure a greater likelihood of success.

Google accused of poaching Internet balloon technology

New Jersey residents who follow the technology sector may be aware that Google is behind a project developing technology that scientists and engineers hope will be capable of beaming Internet service to consumers in remote areas using a network of high-altitude balloons. The search engine giant's hopes may have been dashed on June 13 when Space Data Corporation filed a lawsuit in a U.S. District Court claiming that it developed the technology behind Google's Project Loon more than 10 years ago.

SCOTUS overturns lower court's punitive damages standards

New Jersey businesses that hold patents should pay attention to the recent decision by the Supreme Court of the United States. In its ruling, the court overruled a precedent previously set by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the court that handles patent law matters.

Brunchfast trademarked by Jack in the Box

National statistics indicate that the popularity of breakfast and snacks is increasing. New Jersey commuters may appreciate access to all-day breakfast options at some franchises. Others have introduced new breakfast menus in recent years, entering the competition for those breakfast dollars. Although breakfast items are not new to Jack in the Box, a recent trademark registration suggests that the company may be preparing to increase its focus on this area of its business.

Google wins intellectual property dispute over use of Java

Many New Jersey residents who own smartphones regularly use Android software. Google developed Android by using some elements of Java that allow software programs to work together. Though Google provides Android software to smartphone manufacturers for free, the owner of Java wants to be paid for the use of its intellectual property.

Benjamin Appelbaum, Attorney at Law - Intellectual Property

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