Intellectual Property Insights from Fishman Stewart
Volume 20, Issue 5
FishBitsSM are short articles on intellectual property news and insights. Look for FishBitsSM articles in our newsletters and social media feeds for reports, answers to frequently asked questions, and general information about the curious world of Intellectual Property.
The future of IP evidence is close at hand, thanks to blockchain. Blockchain technology creates an immutable ledger detailing the chain of possession for whatever is attached. Conceptualized in 2008, blockchain is currently utilized in some supply chains for anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy purposes, as it can trace the product from supplier to infringer. Used as evidence, blockchain could change the strategy of IP court battles.
Patent and Trademark Office Grants Further Relief
Four Fishman Stewart Partners Named IP Stars
Fishman Stewart is pleased to announce four of the firm’s attorneys have been named 2020 “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) magazine. MIP names leading IP firms and lawyers and covers more than 80 countries.
- Michael Fishman – Trademark Star 2020
- John Guenther – Patent Star & Trademark Star 2020
- Michael Stewart – Patent Star 2020
- Michelle Visser – Trademark Star & Copyright Star 2020
Additionally, Fishman Stewart was named as a “Highly Recommended Firm” for Trademark Law and a “Recommended Firm” for Patent Prosecution . For Fishman Stewart’s complete MIP rankings and accolades, click here.
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