Category Archives: Patents

Lamm Bachman Wins in Closely-Held Shareholder Dispute

It was a case of modern-day piracy, in which a minority investor attempted to steal credit for patented technology and take control of a company.  However, Foley & Mansfield Minneapolis partner Lisa Lamm Bachman, assisted by attorney Tessa Mansfield, successfully … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Software: Patent and Copyright Protection

Software has a split personality in the sense that it can be protected both as a creative work of authorship under copyright law and as a patent protectable invention under our patent laws. The basic difference between these two statutory … Continue reading

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Is There a Silver Lining to Patent Trolls? – Casting light on Needed Reforms

Hopefully, the current glut of patent infringement litigation initiated by so-called “Patent Trolls” will result in reforms to our patent system starting from the way in which patents are examined through the way they are litigated. Patent Trolls, a/k/a Non-Practicing … Continue reading

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