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At Quinn IP Law, we take pride in our reputation as a forward-thinking law intellectual property law firm focused on impeccable quality over billable hours. We constantly strive to improve our practice and make positive and insightful contributions to our field. From thought leadership to community service, you can learn about our team’s most recent work and achievements here.

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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Quinn IP Law’s 3rd Year to Volunteer and Support Detroit-Based Non-Profit: Life Remodeled

Quinn IP Law is a proud supporter of community-based initiatives that improve the lives of our fellow citizens in Michigan and beyond. On Oct. 3, The Quinn team volunteered with Life Remodeled, a Detroit-based nonprofit committed to the revitalization of the city’s urban neighborhoods. Life Remodeled pairs neighborhood residents with businesses and individual volunteers to work within a selected neighborhood over a period of six days, cleaning up trash and landscaping, repairing homes, and renovating community structures. This year, in response to the vision and requests from the community, our team, part of over 10,000 volunteers, beautified more than 300 city blocks, …

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