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Carter DeLuca Farrell & Schmidt LLP, a leader in intellectual property law, provides cost-effective services

to clients from around the world, protecting innovations in a wide range of technologies.

Throughout the phases of product or brand development, we form a critical part of our clients’ development teams to provide preparation, prosecution and clearance services to maximize protection while navigating through freedom-to-operate challenges. We also provide extensive IP due diligence services and IP asset assimilation to help our clients achieve their business objectives.


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  • Oct
    24 – 25
    Life Sciences Summit Attending

    Raymond Farrell will be attending the Life Sciences Summit in New York City. The Life Sciences Summit is an early stage investor and...

  • Oct
    25 – 27
    AIPLA Annual Meeting Attending

    CDFS Partner Ray Farrell will be attending the AIPLA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. To learn more information about the event, visit

CAFC Update

Teva Pharmaceuticals Usa, INC v. Sandoz INC. October 12, 2018

Teva appeals the of the District Court’s decision invalidating as obvious all asserted claims of patents directed to COPAXONE, a product marketed for treatment of patients with relapsing forms...

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Yeda Research And Development v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals INC.

Yeda challenges the PTAB’s final written decisions finding the claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,232,250, 8,399,413, and 8,969,302 (relating to COPAXONE, a treatment for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis) unpatentable...

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Natural Alternatives v. Iancu October 10, 2018

Woodbolt Distributors, LLC requested that the PTO reexamine U.S. Patent No. 8,067,381 directed to increasing athletes’ endurance and owned by Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (“NAI”). The PTO ordered inter partes reexamination,...

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Latest News

Should Graffiti Artists be Paid for Use of their Work? August 19, 2018

Once considered a low-life act by individuals who lacked the respect to keep their community clean, graffiti is now perceived as true artwork (“aerosol art”). Not...

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Colors: Can they be Trademarked? August 17, 2018

Colors hold more power than we often may assign to them. Whether on packaging of food in the supermarket, or the bottom of a shoe, color...

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Cannabis Industry Searches for Federal Level Intellectual Property Clarity

Despite the fact that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office does not provide federal trademark registration for any products that include marijuana, it still grants the same for cannabis-related...

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