The new Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) application round is complete –

The new Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) application round is complete, and the list of new gTLD strings and applicants can be found here.  More than 1900 applications for gTLDs were filed (some overlap) and examples are  .google, .apple, .hotel, .beer, .app. Brand owners should immediately review this list to see if any of the applied-for gTLDs are identical or similar to their trademarks, … [Read more...]

Doug LaLone to Moderate ACG IP Roundtable

Now You Buy It. Now You Don't: The Truth Behind Intellectual Property DueDiligence 7 a.m., Tuesday, May 8, 2012 The panel will discuss:   Taking the mystery out of IP for PE and VC firms can be a daunting task. But those who embrace IP and use IP to increase the value of their portfolio companies, are increasing their returns and set themselves apart from the competition. PE and VC firms … [Read more...]

FREE SEMINAR: How Private Equity Firms Can Effectively Use Intellectual Property to Increase the Value of Their Portfolio Holdings

Hosted by:Partner Doug LaLone Who should attend:   PEs interested in guidance on effectively using Intellectual Property. What is Intellectual Property (IP)? How is IP important to your business? Pitfalls of not sufficiently protecting your IP. Developing an IP strategy for your holding companies. How to align the IP strategy to your business strategy. Pitfalls of not doing … [Read more...]

USPTO Announces New Satellite Office to Open in Detroit

"The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced on Jan. 11, 2012 that it has concluded a five-year lease agreement through the U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) Great Lakes Region for a 31,000 square foot space to be located at 300 River Place Dr. in Detroit, Michigan 48207. The building, listed on the National Historic Registry, was the former home to Parke-Davis … [Read more...]

Michael B. Stewart has been Appointed as Vice Chair of The American Intellectual Property Law Association Public Education Committee

Michael B. Stewart has been appointed to serve as Vice Chair of the Public Education Committee by the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). The AIPLA is a national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers involved in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property. … [Read more...]

Fourth Annual West Michigan Corporate IP Roundtable at Western Michigan University on Friday, May 6, 2011

Bloomfield Hills Mich., March 21, 2011 --- Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC, a leading national intellectual property law firm, will hold a free roundtable event titled West Michigan Corporate IP Roundtable on May 6, 2011 at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Rader, Fishman & Grauer develops strategies for maximizing the value of intellectual assets including patents, … [Read more...]

Partner Michael B. Stewart Named To The List of “2011 Top Lawyers” By Dbusiness Magazine

Bloomfield Hills Michigan., December 13, 2010 -- Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC, a leading national intellectual property law firm, is pleased to announce that Michael B. Stewart of Birmingham, Michigan has been named to the “2011 Top Lawyers” list featured in the November/December issue of dbusiness magazine.   For the poll, dbusiness asked more than 15,000 attorneys from Oakland, Macomb, … [Read more...]