Quinn IP Law Attorney Staci DeRegnaucourt Received 2020 WTR 1000 Gold Ranking by World Trademark Review

NORTHVILLE, Mich. – Quinn IP Law is proud to announce that attorney, Staci DeRegnaucourt, was named to the World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000) as a gold-ranked attorney for the second straight year. This research directory honors leading trademark professionals from around the world. The WTR 1000 directory is compiled after months of dedicated, qualitative research to identify stand-out individuals and law firms practicing trademark law. Factors such as level of expertise and positive feedback from clients and peers throughout the trademark law community are taken into consideration when making these nominations. In 2020, Staci was one of only five…

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Printed Publications: A Discussion of What Qualifies as Prior Art

I. Introduction Prior to the passing of the Leahy–Smith America Invents Act, commonly referred to as the AIA, one of the prerequisites for obtaining a patent was succinctly captured under 35 U.S.C 102(b). In relevant part, Section 102(b) states that a person shall be entitled to a patent, “unless the invention was patented or described in a printed publication in this or a foreign country or in public use or on sale in this country ….” (emphasis added). The term “printed publication” survived the passage of the AIA, which was signed into law in September 2011, and reappeared in 35 U.S.C. 102(a)(1) of…

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Quinn IP’s Christopher Quinn Appointed Lecturer at the University of Michigan

Christopher Quinn has been appointed as a Lecturer at the University of Michigan. Chris will be teaching ENT530 “Innovation and IP Strategy” in the Center for Entrepreneurship, which is part of the College of Engineering. This 3 credit course covers all aspects of Intellectual Property Strategy, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, due diligence, tech transfers, licensing, and litigation.   The University of Michigan Center for Entrepreneurship was ranked the #1 Entrepreneurship program in the US by Princeton Review.   Chris is thrilled to be back in the classroom.   The link to Chris’ bio on the University of Michigan…

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