About Jim Pravel

For over 25 years Jim Pravel has successfully assisted clients large and small – domestically and internationally. We help small to mid-size companies and independent inventors secure strong patent and trademark protection for unique products and processes. We also provide licensing and negotiation assistance to improve the generation of revenue income. We provide tools to obtain an early filing date with an inexpensive self-prepared, non-provisional patent application. Licensed throughout the United States for patent and trademark matters and for litigation in Virginia. Licensed (inactive status) in Texas and DC. AV+ Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

On February 11, 2016, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) decided the case of Nike, Inc., V. Adidas AG, 2014-1719 (CAFC, February 11, 2016), in which Adidas filed an inter partes review (IPR) of US Patent No. 7,347, 011 (the ‘011 patent), owned by Nike. The USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal…

In Rosebud LMS INC. v. Adobe Systems Incorporated (CAFC, 2015-1428, February 9, 2016) the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed the District Court’s grant of summary judgment that Adobe Systems Inc. was not liable for pre-issuance damages under 3 5 U. S. C. Section 154 (d). Rosebud filed three suits against Adobe…

On January 15, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review the appealability of decisions to institute an Inter Partes Review (“IPR”) proceeding before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) and the appropriate claim construction standard to be used in IPR proceedings. In IN RE: CUOZZO SPEED TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, 2014-1301 (CAFC, July 8, 2015),…

The en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”) has struck down a provision of the Lanham Act that denies registration for “disparaging” trademarks. On December 22, 2015, the CAFC ruled in an appeal by Simon Shiao Tam, who wants to trademark the name of his Asian-American rock band, the Slants.  The…

On December 22, 2015 the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reported a “major power outage”, resulting in damaged equipment that shut down the IT systems. The US Patent and Trademark Office provides full online electronic filing and processing for US patent and trademark applications and for maintenance of issued US patents and trademarks.  As…

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