Patrick R. Roche featured in Inside Counsel to discuss certain software patents post-Alice

Patrick R. Roche, partner at Fay Sharpe LLP, is featured in an article with Inside Counsel published on September 6, 2016. He discusses the possibilities to secure software patents after the landmark decision was rendered in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International. Please copy the link below to read the full article. http://www.insidecounsel.com/2016/09/06/is-there-still-hope-for-e-commerce-tech-patents

Christian R. Drago appointed as Director for the Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association

Christian R. Drago was recently appointed as a member of the executive board of the Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association (CIPLA). As the Director, Christian will oversee all committee chairpersons and ensure they have the resources necessary to fulfill their responsibilities. Christian and the CIPLA committee chairpersons prepare and coordinate all continuing education events. They […]

What Does Brexit Mean for Your European IP?

For the time being, your IP rights registered in Europe will remain unaffected. We must emphasize that the referendum is advisory rather than mandatory and will take two years or more to implement. This two year period of implementation does not even begin until the UK actually files to withdraw which may be many months […]

Fay Sharpe ranked in USPTO TC 2100 Top 10

Fay Sharpe LLP is pleased to announce that it has achieved a national Top 10 ranking for patent allowance rates as determined by Juristat using data from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Technology Center 2100. With an allowance rate of 90.17 percent, Fay Sharpe ranked seventh in the nation for 2015, well above […]

Fay Sharpe to be inducted into the 100 Year Club

Fay Sharpe will be inducted into the 100 Year Club of the Western Reserve Historical Society on Dec. 7, 2015. The 100 Year Club was created in 1953 to honor an elite group of the region’s corporations and institutions that have been in continuous existence for at least 100 years. The club recognizes and celebrates […]

Fay Sharpe Counsel Colleen Goss appointed to INTA Publications Committee

Fay Sharpe is honored to announce that counsel Colleen Goss has been appointed to the Publications Committee (formerly the Legal Practice Resources Committee) of the prestigious International Trademark Association (INTA). INTA is a global association of trademark owners and professionals who support trademarks and related intellectual property in order to protect consumers and promote fair […]

Fay Sharpe Partner Sandra Koenig named to INTA Public Information Committee

Fay Sharpe is proud to announce that partner Sandra Koenig has been appointed to a two-year term on the Public Information Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA). INTA is a global association of trademark owners and professionals who support trademarks and related intellectual property to protect consumers and promote fair and effective commerce. Koenig […]

Fay Sharpe recognized as a top U.S. law firm by Forbes

Fay Sharpe has been recognized by Forbes as a top U.S. law firm in the Forbes “Legal Black Book,” which is a compendium of elite law firms recognized for providing critical legal services to major U.S. and global companies. The methodology for selection is based on a law firm’s track record of providing outside counsel […]

One design patent application can now be used in more than 70 countries

As a result of the U.S. joining the Hague Agreement on Industrial Designs, beginning May 13, 2015, U.S. applicants can file a single design patent application and elect one or more of the 70-plus countries that are members of the Hague Agreement. U.S. applicants should see a reduction of costs because they will no longer […]