Can you patent your own idea for free? A Poor Man’s Patent


Since I’ve began working for a registered patent attorney I have been bombarded with family and friends “million dollar” ideas and inventions. Recently I was asked by my uncle if a poor man’s patent is a legit way to protect his idea. For those of you who are not familiar with it, a “poor man’s […]

LoTempio Patent client makes deal on “Shark Tank”

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Inventor and entrepreneur Frank Scozzafava of Mix Bikini designs, manufactures and markets interchangeable reversible bikinis. Frank is also a client of Kloss, Stenger and LoTempio. Frank was on the CNBC nationally televised show Shark Tank and was lucky enough to make a deal to help finance his Mix Bikini idea. Shark Tank is a business-themed […]

Buffalo State Physics Student aspires to become Patent Litigator

If one hundred students were asked what their most significant accomplishment over the last year was, capturing the curvature of the Earth on an HD camera would most certainly be an aberration. But that is exactly what SUNY Buffalo State Physics student Edward J. Bryant did for a seemingly routine final course project. The most […] to give $5 million to startup busineses


As part of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s $1 billion high-profile bid to turn the Buffalo Niagara region’s economy around, 43North business launched a global business plan competition that is going to give out $5 million in prizes to attract entrepreneurs with the best ideas for starting a new business. America’s richest and most ambitious business […] not Liable for Cybersquatting

The ACPA did not not provide a cause of action for contributory  cybersquatting. The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled December 4, 2013 on the matter. The court affirmed a district court’s grant of summary judgement in favor of the website, (Petroliam Nasional Berhad v., Inc.) The ACPA imposed civil liability for cybersquatting on persons […]

Jack Daniel’s Defends Trademark in Recent Case


Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey has recently taken to the courts to defend their trademark rights. Jack Daniels believes an independent brewer selling “Popcorn Sutton’s White Whiskey”, has infringed on their trademark rights, in particular the trade dress of Jack Daniels signature whiskey bottle. It is important to note that trade dress (the packaging or labeling […]

So long Ed BlawgReview creator

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I just received information through tweets sent out over the @BlawgReview Twitter feed Ed, the anonymous editor of Blawg Review, has died. Ed was short for Editor. Dear Blawg Review Community, I am the son of Ed, writing today with a heavy heart to inform you of his passing after a courageous battle with esophageal […]