101(b) Sole Exception to Subject Matter Eligibility: A claimed invention is ineligible under subsection (a) if and only if the claimed invention as a whole, as understood by a [POSA] to which the claimed invention pertains, exists in nature independently of and prior to any human activity, or exists solely in the human mind. … [Read more...] about Intellectual Properties Owners Association Proposes Legislative Fix for s. 101.
Lookout canyon property owners association
The Intellectual Property Owners’ Association (IPO) recently released its 2014 IP Record, an annual report detailing global intellectual property trends. Now in its seventh year, the report draws from a range of sources, including the USPTO Performance and Accountability Report FY 2013, and WIPO 2013 World Intellectual Property Indicators, to provide extensive information on various facets of intellectual property. The trademark registration and application statistics in the report are interesting to parse, particularly as they relate to innovation, business development, and overall market strength. … [Read more...] about Trademark Highlights from the Intellectual Property Owners’ Association (IPO) 2014 IP Record
On Friday, Oct. 12, San Bernardino County Superior Court Judge Brian McCarville denied the injunction request, which means supervisors can go through with a plan to hold a public hearing on the issue on Tuesday, Oct. 16, according to Tracey Martinez, public information officer with county fire. However, the property owners will continue to pursue their lawsuit. … [Read more...] about Property owners sue San Bernardino County over proposed fire protection zone expansion
Mortgage agreements almost always require that the borrower maintain (throughout the period of the loan) homeowners' or property insurance that identifies the lender as a loss payee and/or an insured under the policy. As the above examples show, however, these requirements provide little value or protection if they are not enforced or if the extension of loss payee status is too narrow. While protecting your interests can be as simple as maintaining and keeping track of the relevant proofs of insurance, it is also important to act quickly if you receive a notice of termination or cancellation for nonpayment of premiums. Lapsed insurance only magnifies risks and reduces the value of the mortgaged property should there be a loss. … [Read more...] about Insurance and the Accidental Property Owner
If, for example, you lease commercial property and have repeatedly asked the landlord or building manager to fix or repair unsafe conditions in the common area, then, depending on the facts, there is a chance you can recover medical expenses and other damages if you are injured or a customer is injured. However, if you never reported the problem and/or it wasn’t reasonably apparent in an inspection, the results could be very different. Just because there is danger doesn’t mean the owner of the property is responsible for injuries. … [Read more...] about Falling Down: Is the Property Owner at Fault?