Business Litigation

Major Development: Attorney Sharon Yuen Scores Win for Client Boffo Cinemas in COVID-19 Insurance Case Lawsuits

Many businesses have struggled due to the pandemic, and many insurance claims have gone unanswered. Businesses purchased insurance that they believed covered them in the case that they experienced an interruption in business, and most of their claims were dismissed. A notable exception was made by Sharon Yuen, one of the attorneys with Callahan & Blaine. Her monumental victory is an important one not only for her client but for those battling insurance companies in...
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What Are the Different Types of Patents?

Patents are designed to protect inventions and new discoveries. A caveat to these inventions and discoveries is that they must be new, useful, and “non-obvious.” These may seem like relatively vague terms, but they do have specific meetings when it comes to federal patent protection law. There are three main types of patents that are available under federal law in the United States. Here, we want to give a brief explanation of each while also...
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What Is a Design Patent?

Patents provide protection to inventors of new, useful, and non-obvious products or designs by preventing others from using, making, or selling the invention for a certain amount of time after the patent is issued. There are three main types of patents issued in the United States – a design patent, a utility patent, and a plant patent. Here, we want to discuss what a design patent is and how a person can go about filing...
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What Is a Plant Patent?

Patents are important to ensure that individuals continue to strive to create new, useful, and non-obvious inventions in the United States. A patent is what officially protects an inventor by preventing anyone else from using, making, or selling the invention for a certain period of time after the patent is issued. There are three types of patents available in the United States - design patents, utility patents, and plant patents. Here, we want to discuss...
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What Is a Utility Patent?

Patents are incredibly important in the United States and internationally. A patent protects the inventors of new items by preventing others from making, using, or selling the invention for a specified amount of time. There are three main types of patents available in the United States - utility patents, design patents, and plant patents. Here, we want to delve into the specifics of what a utility patent is. The Basics of a Utility Patent A...
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