Staci DeRegnaucourt Recognized as a 2017 World’s Leading Trademark Professional

January 20, 2017   We’re honored to announce Quinn IP Law attorney Staci DeRegnaucourt has been recognized by World Trademark Review as a 2017 World’s Leading Trademark Professional. This distinction identifies leading national and international trademark practitioners who have illustrated a specific level of expertise within the practice of trademark legal services. DeRegnaucourt has been instrumental in the expansion and diversification of Quinn’s trademark practice, which now incorporates global portfolio management and strategic counseling; brand management; trademark selection, clearance, registration, maintenance and enforcement; and anti-counterfeiting. Serving a client base that ranges from Fortune 100 companies to emerging start-ups, DeRegnaucourt provides…

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Subject-Matter Eligibility for Business Methods

On December 15, 2016, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a guide on subject-matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. 101, this time focusing on examples in business methods. The guide follows a series of examples issued as follow-ups to the USPTO’s 2014 Interim Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility (IEG). The guide includes three examples or fact patterns, each with one or more representative claims. The first fact pattern relates to a system for filtering content retrieved from an Internet computer network by individually controlled access network accounts. The claim in the example was found to be eligible under…

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