Inadvertent Disclosures in IP Filings: Focus on Patents

Posted by Lance Koonce

As a follow-up to last week's discussion about inadvertent disclosures in intellectual property filings, here's more in-depth information about patent filings to fill in the somewhat superficial explanation we provided previously. This from one of our patent gurus, George Rondeau.

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Inadvertent Disclosure of Business Secrets Through Intellectual Property Filings

Posted by Lance Koonce

While theft of trade secrets tends to garner more prominent headlines, there are also a number of ways in which a company can lose control of its secrets that are unintentional, and often preventable. A case in point is intellectual property filings.

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Photos of Sony "Hermione" Cell Phone Lead to Legal Demand

On the heels of the well-publicized litigation brought by Apple against bloggers who posted information about an upcoming product release on their sites (see reports here and here), another cautionary tale. Sony Eriscsson recently sent a cease and desist letter to the owners of the website Ubergizmo, based in Palo Alto, California, concerning pictures of the "Hermione" mobile phone that were posted on the site.

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