Intellectual Property

Perkins Coie Debuts Inter Partes Review Video

To help explain the complexities of the United States Patent & Trademark Office’s new inter partes review (IPR) process, Perkins Coie has developed a short animated video that walks viewers step-by-step through the entire process. The recent adoption of the America Invents Act (AIA) offers a broader variety of cost-effective Patent Office procedures for strengthening or invalidating patent claims. The IPR process is one of the new options that, depending on the circumstances, can benefit either patent holders or challengers. Watch the video.

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When Should I Form a Legal Entity?

As startup lawyers, we often receive inquiries from passionate entrepreneurs and founders seeking guidance on when they should consider taking their side projects to the next step by forming a legal entity. Forming a company is a “crossing the Rubicon” moment for any startup. It’s an essential step…