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image imageDon’t leave your dog out of the upcoming Halloween festivities! This month our Columbus IP lawyers have added new content to the Interesting Patents page including three design patents assigned to Target Brands, Inc. for pet costumes. If your dog is the adventurous type, he may enjoy this airplane shaped Pet Costume patent. If your dog enjoys riding in cars, he might enjoy wearing one, like this car shaped Pet Costume patent. Finally, if your dog is more of the laid back surfer type, or would like to be, this surfer themed Pet Costume patent may be the perfect fit.

image This month our Columbus IP lawyers have added new content to the Interesting Patents page including inventions that would be right at home in a science fiction movie! First, try to imagine a "silent subliminal presentation system" that uses very low or very high audio frequency for silent communication. Next, can you imagine a quiet airport? The U.S. Navy is researching, and patenting, ways to cancel airport noise as evidenced by their patent for a "wide area noise cancellation system and method."

imageMany people are hitting lakes and rivers to beat the summer heat. This month, the patent attorneys at Gallagher & Dawsey have added new boat related patents to our Interesting Patents page. First, a patent from 1920 is directed to a "Combined Automobile and Motor Boat" that allows you to drive your boat to (and into) the lake. Next, a "Traction Boat" patent is another early example of an amphibious vehicle. Lastly, less than 10 years after the RMS Titanic sank, a patent issued that is directed to an "Unsinkable Boat."

image At this year's FIFA World Cup™ there seems to be a lot of buzz about balls. So this month, the patent lawyers at Gallagher & Dawsey added new soccer ball patent content, both past and present, to our Interesting Patents page. First, the 1928 patent for "Lacing for Soccer Footballs" demonstrates an early attempt to improve speed and accuracy. Next, a "Soccer Ball" patent that issued in 1989 features star shaped panels. Lastly, a recent soccer ball design patent, assigned to adidas AG, may look familiar to those who are following the 2014 World Cup™.

image In a few short weeks, the U.S. will be celebrating our independence with parades and fireworks. To mark the occasion, our patent attorneys have added new 4th of July content to our interesting patents page! This month we've added a patent for a "Whirling Sparkler,"an interesting alternative to the familiar July 4th novelty. Do you want to participate in your town's July 4th parade, but don’t own a float? Is your car far too fuel efficient? A possible solution to both problems is found in a patent titled "Foundation Frame for Parade Floats.". Finally, don’t let your lunch wander off while waiting for the fireworks! A patent titled "Anti-theft Picnic Device" will help protect your picnic from thieves.

image It's spring here in Ohio and our patent attorneys have added fresh new content to our Interesting Patents page! This month we dug up some interesting plant patents. First is a patent for a Pulmonaria plant named "Dark Vader". Next, is a Sedum plant named "Jaws". Finally, a patent for a Heuchera plant named "Gotham". Love the names!

image Science fiction fans might enjoy the newest content in our Interesting Patents page! This month, our patent attorneys have added inventions that seem to be right out of a futuristic novel. First is a patent from 1930 entitled "Apparatus for Obtaining Criminal Confessions and Photographically Recording Them." Next, is the "Cloaking System Using Optoelectronically Controlled Camouflage." Finally, a published patent application "Coupling An Electronic Skin Tattoo To A Mobile Communication Device."

image Magicians never give up their tricks; unless they want to patent the tools of a magician's trade. This month, our Ohio IP attorneys have added content to our Interesting Patents page that is related to magical illusions. First, the "Illusion Apparatus," patented in 1921, provided the impression of a disembodied head in a basket. Next, a patent from 1923 covered an "Illusion Device," which was one way to perform the classic magic trick of cutting a person in half. Lastly, in 1936 E.M. Massey's variation of the "cut a lady in half" illusion was patented under the title "Theatrical Illusion."

image It’s February, and here in Ohio, that means several more weeks of unpredictable winter weather. This month, our patent lawyers have added content to our Interesting Patents page that includes some creative ways to beat the cold. First up is a patented "Snow Cycle" invention designed to help you get you to your destination no matter what the weather. Next, if you do find yourself cycling in the winter, the battery powered "Cold Weather Shoe" invention will keep your feet comfortable. Finally, you have transport, your feet are warm, you might as well head over to a patented "All-Weather Golf Driving Range".

image On December 20th intellectual property attorney David J. Dawsey had the pleasure of being a guest on the nationally syndicated The Small Business Advocate® radio program with Jim Blasingame to discuss copyright fair use and the Google Books case. Click here to listen.

image Feeling frumpy? What better way to kick the winter blues than with a spa day? This month, our intellectual property attorneys have added content to our Interesting Patents page that includes some interesting beauty treatments to help you out of a winter slump. First up is an adhesive "Wrinkle Remover" patent from 1917! If that doesn't suit your fancy how about a "Beauty Mask" patent from 1932 that seems to function as a facial stencil. Finally, a more recent beauty treatment invention uses ozone, as disclosed in a patent for "Apparatus For Producing Ozone Gas For Beauty Treatment", which issued in 2005.

imageDo you spend a lot of time in your car? Perhaps you’ve considered making your commute more pleasant by bringing some of the comforts of home on the road with you. If so, check out our Interesting Patents page, where our intellectual property attorneys have added patents that are directed to gadgets for our cars. For example, the "In-Car Coffee Maker" invention will save you a side trip to the coffee shop by allowing you to brew on the go. Additionally, the next time you’re heading out for a formal occasion, be certain that your car is looking the part by applying this "Headlight Accessory" invention. Finally, stay well hydrated while driving with the patented "In-Car Hydration Systems".

imagePatent lawyer David Dawsey has been selected to Chair a subcommittee of the ABA IP Section’s USPTO Operations Relating to Patents (Ex-Parte Practice) Committee. The subcommittee will focus on the interpretation of 35 U.S.C. 102(a) and 102(b) rejections and will follow case holdings, rejection trends, and MPEP guidelines.

imageWhat would we do without our portable devices? This month, our intellectual property attorneys have added patents to our Interesting Patents page that are directed to portable phones over the decades. As early as 1920, assignee Western Electric was granted a patent for a "Portable Telephone Set." Then if you were a power broker in the 80’s the Motorola design patent titled "Portable Telephone or Similar Article" may look familiar. Lastly, a recent design patent for an "Electronic Device" is a great example of the simple designs and clean lines that assignee, Apple, Inc., has become known for.

imageThe dog days of summer are dwindling away here in Ohio, but there are plenty of interesting, dog-related patents on our Interesting Patents page to keep animal lovers amused over the coming autumn months. In 1920 H.L. Stoker was issued a patent for his "Dog Muzzle" which only becomes restrictive if the dog wearing it becomes aggressive. Although not an issued patent, a patent application published for an invention titled "Dog Nose Art", which discloses an interesting way for your dog to express himself artistically. More recently a patent issued for an ingenious "Drool Stopper Dog Bowl" that should be popular with owners of dogs who are messy drinkers.

image Our patent and trademark attorneys are very proud of the work we perform for our clients. Please check out some of our recent patent, trademark, and litigation projects.

imageIP attorney David Dawsey has assumed the position of Intake Editor of Landslide® magazine, the flagship publication of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the ABA. Landslide® magazine is a bi-monthly publication that offers news and analysis on patents, trademarks, copyrights and related topics, written by and for an audience of intellectual property lawyers. The magazine covers this rapidly evolving legal specialization through an emphasis that includes business, technology, the arts, legislation and international developments. David has also been selected to serve as a member of the CLE Board of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law.

imageOur Ohio patent prosecution lawyers have added new content to our Interesting Patents page. Everyone has their ups and downs," but the inventors of these amusement rides may have had more than most. A patent from 1869 is directed to an "Artificial Sliding Hill" and describes an invention "through which the public will be afforded a delightful and desirable winter amusement." Fifteen years later a patent issued directed to an early "Roller Coasting Device." Star Wars fans will recognize the vehicles in the drawings of this 2010 patent for a "Multi-Track Multi-Vehicle Roller Coaster With Special Effects."

imageOn July 22nd IP lawyer David J. Dawsey had the pleasure of being a guest on the nationally syndicated The Small Business Advocate® radio program with Jim Blasingame to discuss steps for small businesses to create an intellectual property strategy. Click here to listen.

imageThis month our Columbus IP lawyers have updated the Interesting Patents page with new weird and wacky patents. First, can you guess how many patent attorneys does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: None, if you have this "Light Bulb Changer" invention. Next, are you looking to liven up a dull musical performance? Trumpet players may be interested in this "Musical Instrument Adapted to Emit a Controlled Flame" invention. Lastly, you may not be able to send an email from these glasses, but before Google Glass there was an invention titled "Glasses With Subliminal Message" to improve your outlook on the world.

imageThis month our Ohio patent attorneys have updated the Interesting Patents page with a few patents that have been making news recently. Two patents owned by Myriad Genetics, Inc. are directed to identifying and isolating the genes BRCA1 and BRCA2, which can be linked to predisposition to breast and ovarian cancer. The corporation Monsanto also owns patents that have been making news. One example is their patent for "Glyphosate Tolerant Plants," which are genetically modified to be tolerant of another one of their products, the herbicide Roundup®.

imageThis month our Ohio patent litigation attorneys tip their hats to the inventors of some interesting head wear. In 1916, A.B. Pratt was granted the patent for his invention simply titled "weapon", which covers a firearm that is built into a helmet. In contrast, the invention titled "Combination Pillow and Crash Helmet" seems a little more relaxing to wear. Lastly, a patent from 1923 for "Novelty Headwear" appears to be an early version of the iconic paper hat worn by fast food workers across the country.

imageOur patent prosecution attorneys have updated the "Historic Patents" section of our website to include some interesting U.S. patents for early office supplies. Imagine the chaos within your office without the humble push pin! This early push pin patent issued in 1914 direct to an angled push pin. Our patent lawyers have also added this patent from 1932 simply titled "Calculating Machine;" as well as a "pencil and eraser" patent from 1858!

imageMarch is Women's History Month in the U.S., so this month, weve updated the "Historic Patents" section of our website to honor some of the innovative ladies who've been issued U.S. patents. In 1903, Mary Anderson developed a solution to the new problem of driving a car in the rain. Her "Window Cleaning Device" was an early windshield wiper. Patsy Sherman developed "Block and Graft Copolymers Containing Water-Solvatable Polar Groups and Fluoroaliphatic Groups" while attempting to develop a new kind of rubber for jet aircraft fuel lines. Her invention later became known as Scotchgard. In addition to being an author and speaker on the topic of autism, Dr. Temple Grandin is also an authority on livestock behavior and humane slaughter techniques. Her invention, "Animal Stunning System Prior to Slaughter," is just one of the many contributions she has made to the development of more humane livestock handling facilities.

imageThis month the IP lawyers at Gallagher & Dawsey have added new, pet related content to the "Patents for Your Pets” section of our "Interesting Patents" page. First, we have the "Bird Trap and Cat Feeder" patent. This invention was meant to kill two birds with one stone: reduce the sparrow population, and keep the neighborhood cats well fed. Next, we have the "Apparatus for Determining Dog's Emotions by Vocal Analysis of Barking Sounds and Method for the Same" patent. This invention claims to determine the emotions of a dog by analyzing barking sounds. In the event this invention doesn't let you know when your dog is feeling frustrated, we have the "Flush Toilet for a Dog" patent. Now your dog can take over your bathroom as well as your couch.

imageThis month, the patent attorneys at Gallagher and Dawsey Co. LPA have jumped on the celebrity inventor bandwagon and have added new celebrity patents to the Interesting Patents section of the website. You won't need Radar to catch fish with this "Enhanced Fish Attractor Device" patent granted to a cast member of the M.A.S.H. television show. Chapped lips? This "winning" invention titled "Chapstick Dispensing Apparatus" by Carlos Irwin Estevez, a.k.a. Charlie Sheen, may be just what you need. Lastly, it's no myth that myth-buster Jamie Hyneman was granted a patent in 2002 for his invention titled "Remote Control Device With Gyroscopic Stabilization and Directional Control.

imageIn the spirit of Thanksgiving, we are highlighting a couple of trademarks this month. What would Thanksgiving morning be without "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade"? That phrase became a registered mark in 1998 after being in use since 1924. To continue with our Thanksgiving theme, the patent lawyers at Gallagher & Dawsey have added new content to the Interesting Patents page, which includes a "Poultry Frying Apparatus" and a "Turkey Decoy." For those of you who enjoy hunting and cooking your own turkey, this "Poultry Frying Apparatus," or this "Turkey Decoy" may come in handy!

image It's almost Halloween again, so to celebrate our Ohio patent attorneys have added Halloween themed patents to the Historic Patents section of the website. This patent for a "Jack-A-Lantern", issued in 1889, is not carved from a pumpkin, but is just as creepy! If you do prefer your Halloween décor to be made from pumpkins, check out the patent for "Forming Configurations On Natural Growth." Finally, a 1914 design patent for a "Paper Sheet or Similar Article" might appeal to those who find other Halloween décor too scary.

image Here in Ohio another summer is coming to a close and the daylight hours are getting shorter. As a farewell to the long summer days, the IP lawyers at Gallagher & Dawsey have added patents for solar powered inventions to the Interesting Patents section of our website. Outdoorsmen and women may be interested in a patent covering a "Container for Purifying Water by Utilization of Sunlight," perhaps a "Solar Powered Bird Feeder," or a "Solar Powered Mouse."

imageThis month the patent attorneys at Gallagher & Dawsey have added new content to the Weird and Wacky Patents section of the website. Our efforts to uncover crazy patents have revealed a patent from the 1930's covering a "Cigarette Ring." This piece of jewelry may have been a popular fashion accessory in 1936 before the link to cancer was fully appreciated but would probably require a Surgeon General's warning today. We have also added a classic "bro" patent covering an "Apparatus for Simulating a High Five." Last but not least is a patent directed to "Edible Accessories for Conventional Toys," which is perfect for all the little girls that have worked up such an appetite playing with their dolls that the little plastic shoes start to look delicious.

imageOn July 17th intellectual property attorney David J. Dawsey had the pleasure of being a guest on the nationally syndicated The Small Business Advocate® radio program with Jim Blasingame to discuss how copyrights and patents may be used by small businesses. Click here to listen.

imageIn June the patent lawyers at Gallagher & Dawsey have added new content to the Historic Patents section of our website highlighting early flying machines. The additions include R.J. Spalding's 1889 patent for a "flying machine," a 1920 patent for a "flying boat hull,” and a 1969 patent for a "helicopter device." There is no doubt that the aviation industry recognizes the value of intellectual property!

image This month we've added content that proves patents can be very fashionable. For example, the classic pocket protector has been making fashion statements for over 100 years and was patented in 1903. For a more modern take on fashionable patents, take a look at the "Smart Garment" patent. And finally, for those of you who set your own trends, the garment covered in a patent titled "Pants Separable at the Crotch for Style Mixing" may be the perfect addition to your wardrobe.

imageDavid Dawsey has been reappointed by the American Bar Association (ABA) to serve a second two-year term on the editorial board of Landslide® magazine, the flagship publication of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the ABA. Landslide® magazine is a bi-monthly publication that offers news and analysis on patents, trademarks, copyrights and related topics, written by and for an audience of intellectual property lawyers. The magazine covers this rapidly evolving legal specialization through an emphasis that includes business, technology, the arts, legislation and international developments.

imageAs April comes and goes a lot of us have given up on our new year resolutions to eat healthier. So this month the patent attorneys at Gallagher and Dawsey have added new food themed content to the Interesting Patents section of the website. Some of these inventions just may help you curb your appetite and stick to that resolution after all. Check out USPN 7,037,541 to savor the thought of a nice cold alcoholic beverage derived from "meat extract, meat stock and/or bone extract.” If that does not suit your taste buds, how about some "tissue engineered meat for consumption," as disclosed in USPN 6,835,390. Finally we highlight the patented "beersicle" found in USPN 4,350,712.

image On February 2, 2012 patent attorney Michael Gallagher was present at the TechColumbus Innovation Awards ceremony and witnessed our client Celartia, and their Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Emilio Barbera-Guillem, win the "outstanding product" award for companies with less than 250 employees. Click here or here to view some of the patents covering their inventions. Congratulations Celartia!

imageThis month, the team of patent prosecution lawyers at Gallagher and Dawsey Co. LPA have added new content to the Interesting Patents section of the website. These inventions could have come out of a science fiction movie! The new content includes an early "Space Suit" patent that issued in 1968; a patent directed to "Space Living Quarters Having Artificial Gravity Environment;" and a patent for a "Space Vehicle Propelled By The Pressure Of Inflationary Vacuum State."

imageWe did it! Founded in 2002, Gallagher & Dawsey is pleased to celebrate 10 years of protecting, enforcing, and defending our clients' IP rights.

image This month the IP lawyers at Gallagher & Dawsey have added new, pet related content to the “Patents for Your Pets” section of our "Interesting Patents" page. First, we have the "Bird Trap and Cat Feeder" patent. This invention was meant to kill two birds with one stone: reduce the sparrow population, and keep the neighborhood cats well fed. Next, we have the "Apparatus for Determining Dog's Emotions by Vocal Analysis of Barking Sounds and Method for the Same" patent. This invention claims to determine the emotions of a dog by analyzing barking sounds. In the event this invention doesn't let you know when your dog is feeling frustrated, we have the "Flush Toilet for a Dog" patent. Now your dog can take over your bathroom as well as your couch.

image On December 30th patent lawyer David J. Dawsey had the pleasure of being a guest on the nationally syndicated The Small Business Advocate® radio program with Jim Blasingame to discuss The America Invents Act and the implications for small businesses. Click here to listen.

image The Columbus patent law firm of Gallagher and Dawsey has added new content to the Weird and Wacky Patents section of the Interesting Patents page. The theme this month is "there’s a patent for that?!" First, we've added the patent issued to a young inventor named Steven Olson for a "Method of Swinging on a Swing." Next is a "Sock and Shoe" patent that prevents annoying sock movement. Finally, we’ve added the 1977 patent directed to a "Method for Concealing Partial Baldness.” Yes, the comb-over was patented!

image Patent attorney David Dawsey was recently quoted in The Wall Street Journal's article "Golf's Perennial Question" regarding golf technology and patents.

image The IP law firm of Gallagher & Dawsey Co. LPA has added new extreme sports patent content to the Weird and Wacky Patents section of our Interesting Patents page. First, we have added a "Levitationarium For Air Flotation Of Humans" patent covering an invention patented in 1984 by Canadian inventor Jean St-Germain directed to a means of human air flotation. Second, we have added the famous "Body Connected Bike" patent. Granted to Justin W. Trenary in 2004, this invention allows the rider to experience biking from a new perspective.

imagePatent lawyer David J. Dawsey was recently interviewed (5/26/2011) on the nationally syndicated The Small Business Advocate® radio program with Jim Blasingame on the subject of "IP Considerations When Launching a New Product." Click here to listen.

imageThe Ohio intellectual property lawyers at Gallagher & Dawsey Co. LPA have added new content to our Weird and Wacky page to highlight the beginning of summer and inventive ways to keep cool. We all know that eating an ice cream cone can be a daunting task, having to keep turning the cone before your hand is covered in melting ice cream. In 1999, Rick Harrison was awarded his "Motorized Ice Cream Cone" patent, virtually eliminating this chore. Additionally, brothers Joshua and Noah Wien liked cooling off on a Slip 'N Slide®, but didn't like the bruises and cuts they got from the rough terrain under the toy. In 1996, the teenagers were awarded their "Aquatic Safety Slide and Wading Pool" patent, cushioning the ride of those sliding on their invention.

imageIntellectual property lawyer Michael J. Gallagher will present the "IP Litigation" portion of an intellectual property seminar on "Intellectual Property Basics" at the Ohio State Bar Association's CLE in Columbus, on June 1, 2011 and in Cleveland on June 8, 2011. Michael will speak on the subjects of "defending your intellectual property, IP enforcement, and aggressively managing IP portfolios." Click HERE for more information.

imageOur patent lawyers have added new content to our Historic Patents page to spotlight, an inspiring patent holder. We probably have all used earmuffs when it is cold outside. What isn't widely known about earmuffs is that they were invented by a teenager. In 1877, Chester Greenwood was awarded his "Ear-Mufflers" patent, commonly known as the Ear Protector. His extremely popular invention came in any color you wanted, as long as it was black.

imageOn April 28, 2011 patent lawyer Michael J. Gallagher presented on the subject of "Introduction to Copyright, Trademark and Other IP Law” at the Law Review CLE in Columbus, Ohio. Click HERE for more information.

image This month, our Ohio patent attorneys have added new content to our Historic Patents page that gives new meaning to the phrases "accident is the name of the greatest of all inventors," and "necessity is the mother of all invention." First we pay tribute to recently deceased Dr. Harry Coover. In 1942 he invented, quite by accident, an incredibly stable adhesive. In 1956 he was awarded the "Alcohol-Catalyzed Cyanoacrylate Adhesive Composition" patent, better known as Super Glue. Additionally, Melinda and Brad Shepard grew tired of their toddler spilling his snacks everywhere and came up with the idea to make a spill proof container for snacks. In 2007 Brad Shepard was granted his "Spill-Proof Container" patent, which became commonly known as The Gyro Bowl.

image Patent attorney David J. Dawsey was recently interviewed (2/25/2011) on the nationally syndicated The Small Business Advocate® radio program with Jim Blasingame on the subject of "The Decline in Patent Activity by US Small Businesses and IP Goals of Developing Countries." Click here to listen.

image To celebrate the month of March, our Ohio intellectual property attorneys have added new content to our Famous Inventors' Patents and Historic Patents page. This month we are going back in history to significant events that occurred in the month of March and a couple of patents that were issued as a result of these events. On March 14, 1879, Albert Einstein was born. Although most commonly known as the father of modern physics, he also was granted several patents including in 1936 the "Light Intensity Self Adjusting Camera" patent. Additionally, on March 18, 1965, Soviet Air Force pilot Alexey Leonov took the first walk in Space, touching off the 'race for space.' Two months later, Paul Fisher filed his patent application and in 1966 was granted his "Anti Gravity Pen" patent, commonly known as The Space Pen or Astronaut Pen.

image Our Ohio patent lawyers have added yet another new article to the IP Newsletter Archive of over 80 patent and trademark articles. The new article, Understanding the Type of Patent Opinion You Need, explains the differences between patentability, freedom to operate, and infringement opinions.

image To celebrate the month of romance, our Ohio intellectual property attorneys have added new content to our Historic Patents page. This month we are highlighting patents that may cause your heart to skip a beat or may give you an idea of how to celebrate the day of love, otherwise known as St. Valentine's Day. Roses have always been a symbol of romance and love. Appropriately, in 1931 Henry F. Bosenberg was issued the first plant patent by the USPTO for his "Climbing or Trailing Rose" patent. Additionally, to keep both your and your Valentine's hands and hearts warm while walking along on a winter's day, in 1952 Mark Neider was granted a patent on the "Glove or Mitten Construction" invention, allowing sweethearts to hold hands inside a single glove. On the other hand, for those wanting to pop the question, Roni Rydlewicz was issued in 2008 his "Heart Shaped Diamond or Similar Article" patent for his sentimental design.

image To ring in 2011, our Ohio IP attorneys have added new content to our Historic Patents page. This month we are highlighting a couple of patents that have helped New Year's celebrations be memorable and festive. Pop, pop, fizz, fizz. . . opening a bottle of champagne seemed to require a special talent to do without injuring another. Herbert Allen's passion for wine and his wife's frustrating experience opening a wine bottle led him to be granted several patents for cork extractors, including his 1989 "Method and apparatus for removing a cork or plastic stopper from a champagne bottle" patent. Instead of pushing the cork out of the bottle and watching it fly through the air, his invention only required a turn of the cork and it safely "pops" out of the bottle and into the invention! Additionally, in 1914 Harrison Clark of San Francisco was granted a patent on a "Confetti-Bomb" invention, allowing all of us to shoot confetti and streamers into the air as the clock strikes twelve.

image The patent attorneys at Gallagher & Dawsey Co. LPA have added yet another new article to the IP Newsletter Archive of over 80 patent and trademark articles. The new article, Common Mistakes Made By Inventors, outlines intellectual property mistakes commonly made by inventors.

image As many of us are bracing for the freezing temperatures of winter, our Ohio IP attorneys have added new content to our Historic Patents page. This month we are showcasing a couple of patents that have helped make mountains of snow more bearable, and maybe even a little fun. Shoveling snow after a big snow storm has always a backbreaking experience. Arthur Sicard is credited as the inventor of the first practical snow blower and in 1929 was awarded his "Snow Removing Machine" patent. Instead of pushing the snow aside, the way plows did, the new machine could cart it off or throw it well out of the way, much to the delight of snow shovelers everywhere! Additionally, Moses, William and Joseph Runnoe of Crested Butte, Colorado were awarded in 1896 their "Power Sled" patent, the first U.S. patent awarded to a power sled. I doubt their mother slept a wink afterwards.

image Intellectual property lawyer David J. Dawsey was recently interviewed (10/29/2010) on the nationally syndicated The Small Business Advocate® radio program with Jim Blasingame on the subject of "Intellectual Property Considerations in Small Business Outsourcing." Click here to listen.

image Keeping in mind that Thanksgiving is just around the corner and a lot of us will be eating too much and watching a lot of television, our Ohio patent attorneys have added new content to our Historic Patents page. This month we are showcasing a couple of patents that may have become part of the tradition for many celebrating Thanksgiving, namely watching lots of television and overeating. Some might remember when a television remote control was voice activated. Another name for it was "Ask your Kid to Change the Channel." This system was updated when Dr. Robert Adler harnessed ultrasonics to create the first truly practical wireless remote and. in 1957 was awarded his "Control System" patent, which became known as the Zenith Space Command remote. Additionally, chemist Joseph Shivers was awarded in 1962 his 'Segmented Copolymers" patent, one of the many patents he earned at DuPont as the inventor of Spandex, allowing all of us to breathe easier after eating our Thanksgiving feast.

image On September 24, 2010, in oral argument before the United States District Court for Utah, patent litigation attorney Michael Gallagher successfully argued for dissolution of a Temporary Restraining Order and for a denial of a Motion for Preliminary Injunction against our client, Thirty-One Gifts, LLC, a Johnstown, Ohio direct seller of women's handbags and fashion products. Following the Court's ruling in our client's favor, the Plaintiff dismissed its patent infringement lawsuit against our client.

image IP lawyer David J. Dawsey was recently interviewed (9/10/2010) on the Australian golf radio program TalkinGolf, hosted by golf writer Rod Morri, regarding golf inventions, patents, and his Golf-Patents blog. Click here to listen.

image It is that time of year again when ghosts, goblins and witches don their apparel and beg for sugary treats, so our patent lawyers have added new content to our Historic Patents page. This month we are showcasing a couple of innovative Halloween themed patents. Have you ever considered putting a lit candle on your head while wearing a mask? Ever collect so much candy while trick-or-treating that you couldn't carry your bag? In 1903, John J. Du Ket was awarded his "Jack-O'-Lantern Helmet" patent, which has the user wearing a lit candle on his head to illuminate the mask. Additionally, Linda Acosta was awarded in 2009 her "Halloween Portable Container" patent, allowing children to collect their trick-or-treat goodies in a container on wheels!

image Intellectual property lawyer David J. Dawsey was appointed to the editorial board of Landslide®, a bi-monthly magazine that offers news and analysis on patents, trademarks, copyrights and related topics. Landslide is a publication of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law and is written by and for an audience of intellectual property lawyers. The magazine covers this rapidly evolving legal specialization through an emphasis that includes business, technology, the arts, legislation and international developments.

image To celebrate kids going back to school, our patent lawyers have added new content to our Historic Patents page. This month we are showcasing patents awarded to some unbelievable kids. Are you smarter than a 5th grader? A four year old? Amazingly, Becky Schroeder was in 5th grade when she invented her invention, and Julian Pavone was awarded his patent when he was four years old! In 1974, Becky Schroeder was awarded her "Luminescent Backing Sheet for Writing in the Dark" patent, which eventually was used by the US Navy and NASA. Additionally, Julian Pavone was four when he was awarded in 1993 his "Bottle with Applicator" patent, used to cover clothing stains and touch up chipped paint on musical instruments and other items.

image IP attorney David J. Dawsey was recently interviewed (7/13/2010) on the nationally syndicated The Small Business Advocate® radio program with Jim Blasingame on the subject of "Common Patent Myths" Click here to listen, and click here to read an article on the subject.

image Our intellectual property lawyers have added a new "practice area" page to our website highlighting our "IP Litigation" services. While IP litigation has long been a significant practice area at Gallagher & Dawsey, it now has a dedicated page outlining our common sense approach to patent, trademark, and copyright litigation. Additionally, our patent litigators have added a new "False Patent Marking Litigation in Ohio" article to our IP newsletter archive that is specifically directed to false patent marking actions, and the prolific Northern District of Ohio plaintiff, Unique Product Solutions.

image To help cool you down on a hot summer day, our patent attorneys have added new content to our Historic Patents page. This month we are showcasing ice cream patents that not only make the hot summer bearable, but even make it delicious. Through trial and error, Christian Kent Nelson, was able to do what others thought was impossible: combine hot chocolate with ice cream. In 1922 he was awarded his "Confection" patent, which brought the world the more commonly known treat the "Eskimo Pie." Additionally, Frank Epperson was reportedly 11 years old when he invented his frozen treat. Eighteen years later he applied for, and was awarded in 1924 his "Frozen Confectionery" patent, more commonly known as the Popsicle patent.

image The trademark lawyers at Gallagher & Dawsey Co. LPA have added yet another new article to the IP Newsletter Archive of over 80 patent and trademark articles. The new article, Understanding Trademarks – Key Differences between Legal Names, Trade Names, and Trademarks, dispels some misconceptions about legal names, trade names, and trademarks; particularly the fact that many business owners mistakenly assume that once they have chosen a business name and registered the business with the state, that they have unlimited rights to the name in conjunction with their business.

image Small business intellectual property lawyer David J. Dawsey was recently interviewed (7/7/2010) on the nationally syndicated The Small Business Advocate® radio program with Jim Blasingame on the subject of "Tips on How Small Businesses Can Maximize Their Legal Services Dollar." Click here to listen.

image Sports equipment patent lawyer David J. Dawsey was recently interviewed (6/16/2010) on the Australian golf radio program TalkinGolf, hosted by golf writer Rod Morri, regarding golf inventions, patents, and his Golf-Patents blog. Click here to listen.

image To celebrate the summer season, our patent attorneys have added new content to our Historic Patents page. This month we are showcasing patents that have helped make the hot days of summer more tasty and beautiful. Although fireworks have been around for thousands of years, it wasn't until 1994 that The Walt Disney Company was awarded the "Precision Fireworks Display System Having a Decreased Environmental Impact" patent, which pioneered the commercial use of aerial fireworks launched with compressed air rather than gunpowder. Additionally, Ellsworth B. A. Zwoyer helped change the taste and smell of summer by inventing the original charcoal briquette and in 1845 was awarded his "Design For Fuel" patent.

image To honor fathers and the gifts that have become Father's Day staples, our patent prosecution attorneys have added new content to our Historic Patents page. Wide or skinny, striped or plain, cotton or silk, the tie is a Father's Day gift-giving tradition. Although ties have been around for hundreds of years, American tailor Jesse Langsdorf created and patented the tie's modern look, and in 1923 was awarded his "Necktie" patent.

image IP attorney David J. Dawsey was recently interviewed (4/13/2010) on the nationally syndicated The Small Business Advocate® radio program with Jim Blasingame on the subject of "Intellectual Property Portfolio Analysis by Venture Capitalists; Are Small Business Owners Missing the Boat?" Click here to listen.

image Our trademark attorneys have added yet another new article to the IP Newsletter Archive of over 80 intellectual property articles. The new article, Trademarks – Understanding the Principal Register and the Supplemental Register, explains when a trademark is likely to be registered on the Supplemental Register rather than the Principal Register, as well as the differences between them.

image To honor Mothers and those who changed our daily lives, our patent attorneys have added new content to our Historic Patents page. This month we are showcasing patents that made our lives a little better. Although slicing a loaf of bread has been done for thousands of years, it wasn't until 1932 that Otto Frederick Rohwedder was awarded his "Machine for Slicing an Entire Loaf of Bread at a Single Operation" patent, which helped coin the phrase "the greatest thing since sliced bread." Additionally, Marion Donovan, an exhausted mother of two, certainly showed that "necessity is the mother of invention." Frustrated after changing her baby's dirty cloth diapers, bed sheets and clothing yet again, she invented the first waterproof diaper cover and was awarded her "Diaper Wrap" patent.

image As March Madness turns into the NCAA Championship game, our Ohio patent attorneys have added new content to our Interesting Patents page. This month we are showcasing basketball related patents. Although the game of basketball was invented in 1891 by James Naismith, initially a soccer ball was used to dribble up and down the court. It wasn't until 1929 that G.L. Pierce of Spalding & Bros. was awarded his "Basket Ball" patent, which undoubtedly resembles an early basketball but, contrary to popular opinion, it is not the first patent to disclose a ball that may be used to play basketball. Additionally, Arthur Ehrat, a retired grain elevator manager, changed forever how basketball is played with his "Deformation Preventing Swingable Mount For Basketball Goals" patent.

image The patent and trademark lawyers at Gallagher & Dawsey Co. LPA have added yet another new article to their IP Newsletter archive of over 80 intellectual property articles. The new article, A Few Tips for Reviewing a Patent Application, covers basic principles that are helpful when reviewing a patent application drafted by your attorney, but the same principles apply when reviewing issued patents as well.

image To honor the 82nd Academy Awards, our intellectual property lawyers have added new content to our Interesting Patents page. This month we are showcasing Oscar winning patent holders. You may remember him as Vito Corleone, or maybe Superman's father, but in his later years he was awarded several patents, including the "Drumhead Tensioning Device and Method" patent. Also, Pixar, the company that brought us Oscar winning animated movies such as Finding Nemo and The Incredibles, holds dozens of patents including the "Pseudo Random Point Sampling Techniques in Computer Graphics" patent.

image Ohio intellectual property attorney David J. Dawsey was recently interviewed (1/12/2010) on the nationally syndicated The Small Business Advocate® radio program with Jim Blasingame on the subject of “IP Goals for the New Year that Every Small Business Can Implement." Click here to listen.

image As we start out 2010, our Ohio patent lawyers have once again added new content to our Interesting Patents page. This month we are showcasing famous female inventors. You may remember these ladies as great Hollywood beauties, but they were also incredibly intelligent. Julie Newmar was granted the "Pantyhose with Shaping Band for Cheeky Derriere Relief" patent, as well as two other patents, and Hedy Lamarr was granted the "Secret Communication System" patent.

image As we ring in a new decade, our patent lawyers are once again adding new content to our Interesting Patents page. This month we showcase a few historic patents from Ohio inventors including a "Chewing Gum Compound" patent, a "Paper Milk Bottle" patent, and a historic "Golf Ball" patent.

imagePatent litigation attorney Michael Gallagher will be a featured speaker at the Ohio State Bar Association CLE program on December 10, 2009. The program will cover the various aspects of patent litigation from pre-suit considerations all the way to remedies. For more information and to register for the class, please contact the OSBA HERE.

imageWith the holidays and cold weather just around the corner, our patent lawyer decided to highlight some festive patents on our Weird and Wacky Patents page. The new holiday season patents include a "Gingerbread House Apparatus," a "Snowman Accessory Kit," and a "Santa Claus Detector."

image Patent attorney David J. Dawsey was recently interviewed (10/19/2009) on the nationally syndicated The Small Business Advocate® radio program with Jim Blasingame on the subject of “Positioning and Managing Your Company's IP Portfolio to Avoid Missing M&A and VC Opportunities." Click here to listen.

image In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we are highlighting a couple of trademarks this month. It seems like the phrase "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" has been around forever, but it actually just became a registered mark in 1998 after being in use since 1924. To continue with our Thanksgiving theme, the Gallagher & Dawsey team of Ohio patent lawyers has added new content to the Interesting Patents page, which includes a "Poultry Frying Apparatus" and a "Turkey Decoy." For those of you who enjoy hunting and cooking your own turkey, these items may come in handy!

image The Gallagher & Dawsey team of Ohio patent lawyers has added new content to the Interesting Patents page, which includes a collection of funny, weird, crazy, and ridiculous patents. This month's additions include an “Anti-eating Face Mask”, a “Body Squeegee” and a “Banana Protective Device.” For the person who has everything, these might be interesting holiday gifts!

image IP lawyer David J. Dawsey was recently interviewed (8/10/2009) on the nationally syndicated The Small Business Advocate® radio program with Jim Blasingame on the subject of “Practical Tips for Keeping an Eye on Competitor's Intellectual Property.” Click here to listen.

image Lester William Polfuss, born June 9, 1915, known to most of us as Les Paul, passed away on August 13, 2009. In 2005, Les Paul was inducted in the National Inventors Hall of Fame. He is noted with transforming popular music by inventing the modern solid-body electric guitar. In addition to his success as a performer and recording artist, his innovative techniques transformed music-recording technology. We celebrate his inventive contributions by including his patents in the "Historic Patents" section of our library of interesting patents.

imageOn August 1, 2009 patent attorney David J. Dawsey presented the "cons" of a potential deferred patent examination system to the American Bar Association (ABA) IP Section's business session in Chicago.

image Ever wonder what was the first patent? Well, it is not US Patent No. 1, but rather US Patent No. X000001. Prior to the issuance of US Patent No. 1 in 1836, the Patent Office had already issued close to 10,000 patents, but a fire destroyed many of the records. The Patent Office was able to restore 2,845 of these patents and these restored records were issued beginning with an X (they were called the X-patents). You can review both of these patents in the “Historic Patents” section of our Interesting Patents page.

image Columbus Ohio patent litigation attorneys Michael Gallagher and David Dawsey will host a private seminar titled “New S.D. Ohio Rules in Patent Litigation - A Revolution in the Way we have Litigated Patent Cases” on July 22, 2009 for friends and clients of the firm. On September 1, 2009, new Local Rules will go into effect in the Southern District of Ohio that will dramatically change patent litigation practice in this District. New conferences and disclosures will be mandated, along with a planned 18-month “Rocket Docket” for the S.D. of Ohio. Changes will be retroactive to many pending cases!

image Our patent lawyers have added new content to the Historic Patents page with nostalgic patents that issued in the month of June. The update includes a patent from 1837 with Charles Goodyear listed as the inventor of a process for working with rubber and a patent from 1895 for a road vehicle.

image Our intellectual property lawyers have added new content to the Historic Patents page, which includes a collection of patents on flags. This month's update includes a patent from 1875 honoring the original 13 colonies of the United States, and a design patent directed to a flag themed band-aid.

image IP attorney David J. Dawsey will present on the subject of “Positioning Your Company for IP Litigation” at the Ohio State Bar Association's Spring Seminar on Advising Corporate Directors, at their Lakeshore Drive headquarters in Columbus, on May 22, 2009. Click HERE for more information.

image Check out another new article added to our I.P. archive. The Ohio intellectual property litigation lawyers at Gallagher & Dawsey Co. LPA explain the basics of trade secrets with their article Trade Secrets 101.

image Trademark attorney David J. Dawsey was recently interviewed (4/14/2009) on the nationally syndicated The Small Business Advocate® radio program with Jim Blasingame on the subject of “Selecting Product and Service Names that Can be Protected.” Click here to listen.

image Intellectual property attorney David J. Dawsey was recently admitted to practice to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) during a swearing in ceremony in the CAFC and presided over by Chief Judge Paul R. Michel, Senior Circuit Judge S. Jay Plager, and Circuit Judge Randall R. Rader.

image The patent attorneys of Gallagher & Dawsey have added new content to the Patents for Your Pets page, which includes a collection of unbelievable animal patents. This month's update includes patents directed toward your pets, including a combined leash and jogging belt for your pets and a bizarre leash and collar for your snake.

image Our IP litigation attorneys have updated the Recent IP Litigation page to include more patent infringement cases, trademark infringement litigation matters, trademark cancellation proceedings, intellectual property licensing litigation, and trade secret litigation matters in the Southern and Northern Districts of Ohio.

image Intellectual property lawyer David J. Dawsey will be attending the ABA's 24th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference in Arlington, Virginia at the beginning of April. Contact David if you are attending and would like to meet.

image Another new trademark article has been added to our intellectual property archive. The trademark lawyers at Gallagher & Dawsey Co. LPA tackle the issue of trademark specimens of online ecommerce websites in their article Proper Use of Web Pages as Trademark Specimens.

image The patent lawyers of Gallagher & Dawsey have added new content to the Historic Patents page, which includes a collection of historic, funny, weird, crazy, and ridiculous patents. This month's patents are old and historically significant. The first addition is US Patent No. 50 directed to a stove and fireplace, and the second addition is US Patent No. 125 directed to making boots and shoes water-proof.

image The intellectual property attorneys at Gallagher & Dawsey Co. LPA are pleased to announce the launch of their IP video library. Click HERE to watch a series of videos answering frequently asked patent, trademark, and copyright questions.

image The intellectual property lawyers of Gallagher & Dawsey have added new content to the Historic Patents page, which includes a collection of historic, funny, weird, crazy, and ridiculous patents. This month's historical additions include the patent for a safety pin and the patent for the blue jeans, assigned to Levi Strauss in 1873.

image Intellectual property lawyer David J. Dawsey was recently interviewed (2/6/2009) on the nationally syndicated The Small Business Advocate® radio program with Jim Blasingame on the subject of "The Role of Trade Secrets in Small Businesses." Click here to listen.

image The patent lawyers at Gallagher & Dawsey Co. LPA have added yet another new article to their IP Newsletter archive of over 80 intellectual property articles. This month our lawyers examine how a provisional patent application (PPA) differs from a nonprovisional application, and review the advantages and disadvantages of provisional patent applications. The article is titled Perspectives on Provisional Patent Applications; 15 Years Post-GATT.

image The Gallagher & Dawsey IP lawyers have added new content to the Interesting Patents page, which includes a collection of funny, weird, crazy, and ridiculous patents. This month's additions include a "Thumb Sucking Deterrent" patent (USPN 4665907) and a "Bionic Exersuit" patent (USPN 5820534).

image The classics are timeless… Check out one of our most read newsletter articles "Intellectual Property Goals for the New Year".

image Our Columbus Ohio patent attorneys have added new content to the Interesting Patents page. The page includes a collection of patents that are funny, bizarre, interesting, weird, crazy, and ridiculous. The latest update includes an “Instant Snowman” patent (USPN 7,178,342) and a “Heated Eyewear” patent (USPN 7,410,352). Keep warm everybody!!

image IP attorney David J. Dawsey was recently interviewed (12/4/2008) on the nationally syndicated The Small Business Advocate® radio program with Jim Blasingame on the subject of “Common Copyright Issues and Myths.” Click here to listen.

image With the cold weather upon us and ski season in full swing, our patent lawyers have added new content to the Interesting Patents page. The page includes a collection of patents that are often amusing and wacky. The latest update includes a “ski fan” patent (USPN 4,189,019) and a “nose wipe” patent (USPN 4536889) that is “snot” a bad idea!

image Check out the latest intellectual property article added to our I.P. archive. The patent attorneys at Gallagher & Dawsey Co. LPA dispel some common patent myths with their article Common Patent Myths.

image On October 22nd intellectual property lawyer Michael Gallagher spoke to the Ohio Credit Union League Seminar on the subject of IP. The presentation included the topics of trademark and copyright protection for financial and business firms. More information on the seminar can be found here.

image In honor of Halloween, our patent attorneys have added new content to the Interesting Patents page. The page includes a collection of patents that are fun, interesting, weird, crazy, and ridiculous. The latest update includes a camouflage and decoy patent (USPN 5197216) that may put a wearer's life at risk, as well as a rollerblading sail patent (USPN 5713603) that will have the wearer cruising down the street while looking like they should be on a catwalk.

image Check out the latest intellectual property article added to our I.P. archive. The copyright lawyers at Gallagher & Dawsey Co. LPA dispel some common copyright myths with their article Common Copyright Myths.

image Our IP lawyers have added new content to the Interesting Patents page. The page includes a collection of patents that are fun, interesting, weird, crazy, and ridiculous. The update includes an invention created and patented by Michael Jackson, a fold-up coffee maker, and a toaster shaped like a slot machine.

image Intellectual property lawyer David J. Dawsey was recently interviewed (8/19/2008) on the nationally syndicated The Small Business Advocate radio program with Jim Blasingame on the subject of “Common Patent Myths.”
Click here to listen.

image Jennifer Warner has joined Gallagher & Dawsey Co., LPA, as a Senior Intellectual Property Paralegal. Jenny has over 13 years of experience in intellectual property law, including experience in private practice as well as an in-house Intellectual Property Administrator's position at Cardinal Health.

image Patent lawyer David J. Dawsey was quoted in the August 8, 2008 issue of Columbus Business First regarding the viability of a medical device technology incubator in Columbus.

image Intellectual property lawyer Michael Gallagher has been asked to be a presenter at the Ohio Association for Justice Intellectual Property Seminar that will be held at the Ohio Association for Justice offices 395 East Broad Street, Suite 200, in downtown Columbus, Ohio on October 31, 2008. He will be speaking on the topic of the role of general litigators in intellectual property law from 10:00 to 11:00 am.

image IP attorney David J. Dawsey was recently quoted in Lawyers Weekly USA regarding intellectual property issues businesses face in tough times.

image The August 2008 edition of the UK magazine Today's Golfer contained a special section on golf inventions in which our own golfing patent lawyer David J. Dawsey and his Golf-Patents blog were cited several times.

image Intellectual property attorney David J. Dawsey will be attending the August 2008 ABA Annual Meeting in New York City.

image IP attorney Michael Gallagher was featured in the May 9, 2008 issue of Columbus Business First regarding the significance of intellectual property in the value of a company.

image Patent lawyer Michael Gallagher will be a speaker at the USPTO Boot Camp: Patent Edition, in Alexandria, VA on September 22 and 23, 2008; hosted by the American Conference Institute. The Institute is devoted to providing the business intelligence that senior decision-makers need to respond to challenges both here in the U.S., and around the world; and counts more than 25,000 senior business and public sector executives, attorneys, and other professionals from around the world among its attendees each year. More information on this conference, along with registration details, can be found here.

image Intellectual property lawyer David J. Dawsey was recently interviewed (4/18/2008) on the nationally syndicated The Small Business Advocate® radio program with Jim Blasingame on the subject of “Setting Up a Small Business Intellectual Property Protection System.” Click here to listen.

image Intellectual property lawyer Michael J. Gallagher will speak on "Rational Intellectual Property Protection for the Small Business That Wants to be Bigger" at the American Chemical Society's Central Regional Meeting on June 13, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio. More information on the program and meeting can be found here.

image Intellectual property attorney David J. Dawsey will be attending the ABA's 23rd Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference in Arlington, Virginia from April 10th – 12th.

imageIP lawyer David J. Dawsey was recently quoted in Golf Business News Magazine regarding golf ball patent infringement litigation.

imageIP lawyer David J. Dawsey was recently interviewed (1/17/2008) on the nationally syndicated The Small Business Advocate® radio program with Jim Blasingame on the subject of “Piracy, Counterfeiting, and Employer-Employee Intellectual Property Issues.” Click here to listen.

image IP attorney Michael J. Gallagher will serve as this year's coordinator for the Ohio State Bar Association's Spring Seminar on Intellectual Property, at their Lakeshore Drive headquarters in Columbus, on March 12, 2008. In addition to directing the program, he will give talks on the Basics of Patent Protection, and Intellectual Property Litigation. More information, and a brochure on the program, is available from the OSBA at (614) 487-2050.

image Patent lawyer David J. Dawsey was quoted in the January 19, 2008 issue of Golfweek magazine regarding patent issues associated with USGA golf club adjustability rules.

image Patent attorney David J. Dawsey was recently (12/29/2007) a guest on the Tee Time Radio show regarding his popular Golf-Patents blog, recent golf patents, and patent infringement lawsuits against clone golf club makers.

image The classics are timeless… Check out one of our most read newsletter articles “I.P. Goals for the New Year”.

image Intellectual property attorney Michael J. Gallagher has been named as program coordinator for the Ohio Sate Bar Association’s Spring Seminar on Intellectual Property Law. The half-day program will be held in Columbus on March 12, 2008. Check for updates on the program’s details next month.

image Intellectual property lawyer David J. Dawsey joined Jim Blasingame, host of the nationally syndicated The Small Business Advocate® radio program, on Thanksgiving to discuss general intellectual property issues of small businesses. Click here to listen.

image IP lawyer David J. Dawsey has been selected to participate in the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law Fellowship Program for a three year term. The Fellowship Program provides young lawyers the opportunity to participate in key meetings of the Section, which has nearly 20,000 members and is the world's largest intellectual property organization. Since 1894, the Section has contributed significantly to the development of our system for the protection of intellectual property rights.

image Intellectual property attorney Michael Gallagher was quoted in the November issue of Columbus CEO regarding how companies safeguard their intellectual property.

image On October 22, 2007 patent lawyer David J. Dawsey will present to the Nassau County Bar Association in Mineola, New York. 

imageIntellectual property litigator Michael Gallagher will host a national Webinar on “IP Litigation for the Civil Litigator,” sponsored by the Ohio Association for Justice, on October 2, 2007. The Webinar will appear through www.trialsmith.com. The Webinar will cover aspects of patent, trademark, and copyright litigation and is directed to trial lawyers needing help with these specialized areas of trial practice.

imageIP attorney David J. Dawsey was recently interviewed (9/28/2007) on the nationally syndicated The Small Business Advocate® radio program with Jim Blasingame on the subject of “Intellectual Property Strategy.” Click here to listen. 

imageGallagher & Dawsey Co. LPA is pleased to announce the launch of their PatentMarvel.com website. PatentMarvel is a free online patent tool for U.S. patent lawyers and inventors to create free clean PDF copies of U.S. patents and published applications. PatentMarvel will eventually include numerous tools developed by our patent attorneys to ease the lives of US patent attorneys, inventors, and intellectual property owners.

image Check out the new Article “When can Government Contractors Assert Immunity in a Patent Infringement Case?” authored by our patent litigators.

imageIP lawyer David J. Dawsey was recently (9/1/2007) a guest on the Tee Time Radio show regarding his popular Golf-Patents blog, which is the only resource dedicated to the intellectual property issues of the golf industry, including golf inventions, patents, trademarks, and litigation. David was also honored to be a guest on the UK’s “Pods and Blogs” Radio Show on BBC Radio 5 Live (9/4/2007) to discuss patents on various golf swings.

imageOur patent attorneys have added content to the Interesting Patents page. The page includes a collection of patents that are fun, interesting, weird, crazy, and ridiculous. The update even includes an invention created by guitar genius Eddie Van Halen!

imageIP lawyer David J. Dawsey was recently interviewed (7/20/2007) on the nationally syndicated The Small Business Advocate® radio program with Jim Blasingame on the subject of “The Single Biggest Intellectual Property Mistake of Small Businesses.”
Click here to listen.

image Intellectual property attorney Michael Gallagher was recently (August 3rd) quoted by the Columbus Business First newspaper regarding a trademark infringement lawsuit between Levi Strauss and Abercrombie & Fitch.

imagePatent lawyer David J. Dawsey was honored to be a guest on the July 7th and July 28th broadcasts of the Tee Time Radio show regarding his popular Golf-Patents blog, which is dedicated to the intellectual property issues of the golf industry, including golf inventions and patents, golf trademarks, and golf litigation.

imageIntellectual property lawyer David J. Dawsey recently wrapped up his four year term as an Officer of the Columbus Intellectual Property Law Association (CIPLA). During his tenure he served as President (06-07), Vice-President (05-06), Secretary (04-05), and Treasurer (03-04).

imageIntellectual property attorney David J. Dawsey was recently (5/19/2007) a guest on the Tee Time Radio show regarding his popular Golf-Patents blog, which is the only resource dedicated to the intellectual property issues of the golf industry, including golf patents, golf trademarks, and golf litigation.

imagePatent lawyer David J. Dawsey served as an Honorary Judge for the Columbus' Regional Invention Convention Competition on May 19th, 2007. Young inventors from grades K-8 competed at Veteran's Memorial Hall for numerous scholarships and awards.

imagePatent attorney David J. Dawsey had his article “What's Holding Up Patents for Processor Architectures?” published in the May 2007 Edition of Embedded Systems Design magazine.

imageIntellectual property litigator Michael J. Gallagher will speak on May 11, 2007 at the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers Annual Convention in Columbus, Ohio; on the topic, “The Role for General Litigators in IP Litigation.”

imageIntellectual property attorney David J. Dawsey was recently interviewed (4/23/2007) on the nationally syndicated The Small Business Advocate® radio program with Jim Blasingame on the subject of “Common Intellectual Property Mistakes of Small Businesses.”

image Patent lawyer David Dawsey was recently interviewed by the accomplished Canadian broadcast journalist Chris Henry regarding intellectual property protection in the golf industry. Chris posted the interview on April 13, 2007 under the heading “The Golf Patent Game.” Click here to listen to the interview.

image Intellectual property lawyer David J. Dawsey was recently interviewed (3/2/2007) on the nationally syndicated The Small Business Advocate® radio program with Jim Blasingame on the subject of “IP Protection Not Just for Big Business.”

imageCheck out the new Article “Can A Government Grant Proposal Prevent You From Getting A Patent?” authored by our patent lawyers.

image IP attorney Michael J. Gallagher was a guest consultant for the Generalitat Valenciana, the government of the state of Valencia, Spain, during the week of February 26th to March 2nd. He delivered two conferences on patent law and guided a workshop in the practical aspects of U.S. and European patent applications. He also consulted with a number of individual companies in Valencia under the auspices of SEPIVA, the Valencian government agency in charge of promoting private industrial innovation in western Spain.

imagePatent lawyer Donald O. Nickey joins Gallagher & Dawsey Co. LPA as “of counsel.” Don has over thirty years of experience practicing intellectual property law, including experience in private practice as well as key in-house positions at Cardinal Health, The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, and Abbott Laboratories.

imageIP attorney David J. Dawsey had his copyright article “Copy This!” published in the January 2007 Edition of Live Design Magazine.

imageThe March 21, 2007 OSBA Intellectual Property Seminar brochure is now available. The seminar will include sessions on Basics of Intellectual Property, Employer-Employee Issues in IP, Managing a Successful Corporate IP Program, Licensing Intellectual Property, E-Commerce and Privacy, and Cost-Effective IP Litigation.

image Check out the new Article “Medical Device Industry Patent Litigation Likely to Rise?” authored by our intellectual property litigation lawyers.

imageIntellectual property attorney Michael Gallagher has been invited by the Ohio State Bar Association to coordinate, and speak at, the Association’s annual program on intellectual property law. The six hour presentation, scheduled for March 21, 2007 in Columbus, will cover such areas as Basic Intellectual Property Law, Cost-Effective I.P. Litigation, Employer-Employee Issues, and more.

image“Plant Patents and IP Law for the Horticulture Industry” will be the title of an August 9, 2007 seminar, given by biotechnology patent attorney Michael Gallagher, at the Perennial Plant Association’s Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus, Ohio.

imageCheck out the most recent trademark Article authored by our trademark attorneys. The article is titled “Protecting A Logo: One Key to Branding Success.”

imageI.P. lawyer Michael J. Gallagher had his article “Famous” Trademarks Get Enhanced Legal Protection published in the Winter 2007 Edition of Lawyers Quarterly.

imagePatent lawyer Kevin Kuehn, Esq. will present “Inventing and Patenting” in Grove City, Ohio on January 17, 2007 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Please contact Kevin if you would like to attend.

imageIntellectual property attorney Michael J. Gallagher, Esq. will present “Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Protection” and “Strategic Aspects of Intellectual Property Protection” at the “The Art & Science of Building an Investment Ready Business” program sponsored by Ohio SBDC and TechColumbus. The program takes place in Columbus, Ohio on December 14, 2006. Please contact Michael if you would like to attend.

imageTrademark attorney David J. Dawsey, Esq. was recently interviewed (11/29/06) on the nationally syndicated The Small Business Advocate® radio program with Jim Blasingame on the subject Trademark Dilution and Small Business.

imageCheck out the new Articles authored by our patent attorneys. The articles include “Willful Patent Infringement: Opinions of Patent Counsel & Waiver of Privilege,” “Use It or Lose It: Guidelines for Proper Trademark Use,” and “Trademark Dilution: ‘Famous’ Trademarks Get Enhanced Legal Protection."

imageCheck out our new Interesting Patents page created by our patent lawyers. The page includes a collection of patents that are fun, interesting, weird, crazy, and ridiculous. Our patent attorneys have also included patents that shaped the development of Ohio and the United States, famous historic patents, patents by famous inventors, and famous inventions.

image Check out the new Articles from our newsletter. The articles include "Nanomaterials: A Promise of New Technology" and "Choosing a Trademark: A Couple of Important Considerations"

image Kevin E. Kuehn, Esq. will present a 2-hour evening seminar titled "Inventorship & Patenting" on September 14th and October 12th, 2006 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in Grove City, Ohio. Please contact Kevin if you would like to attend.

image Check out the new Articles from our newsletter. The articles include "Border Check: Recording Your Intellectual Property With U.S. Customs & Border Protection" and "Setting Up A Small Business Intellectual Property Protection System: Top 10 Considerations"

image Gallagher & Dawsey Co. LPA was recently identified by Columbus Business First as having the third largest patent practice in the city.

image David J. Dawsey, Esq. was recently interviewed (9/6/06) on The Small Business AdvocateSMradio program with Jim Blasingame on the subject Comparative Advertising and what small businesses can do to avoid potential problems.

image Michael J. Gallagher, Esq. will present a 2-hour evening seminar titled "Inventorship & Patenting" on September 27, 2006 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm in Upper Arlington, Ohio. Please contact Michael if you would like to attend.

image David J. Dawsey, Esq. was recently interviewed (7/31/06) on The Small Business AdvocateSM radio program with Jim Blasingame on the subject Competitive Intelligence and how small businesses must be aware of their competitor's intellectual property.

image David J. Dawsey, Esq. was recently (6/15/2006) profiled in the Columbus Bar Today regarding his career and community activities.

image David J. Dawsey, Esq. was recently interviewed (5/23/06) for The Small Business AdvocateSM radio program with Jim Blasingame on the subject of The Supreme Court: Bay v. MercExchange and Patent Injunctions.

image David J. Dawsey, Esq. served as an Honorary Judge for the Columbus' 11th Regional Invention Convention Competition. Young inventors from grades K-8 will compete on May 20th, 2006 at Veteran's Memorial Hall for numerous scholarships and awards. Click HERE to learn more about the Invention Convention.

image Michael J. Gallagher, Esq. was the guest of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, on May 3-4, 2006, to deliver several lectures on "The Protection of Intellectual Property in the United States and the European Community" at the Seminar and Workshop on The Protection of Innovation. In June, he will travel to the 4th Annual CONIDEAS Congress in Mexico City, Mexico, to speak on "Intellectual Property Protection - A Hemispheric Perspective."

image Patent attorney Andrew Mason, Esq. joins Gallagher & Dawsey Co. LPA. The partners of Gallagher Co. LPA are excited to have Andrew join the firm and are anxious to put Andrew's unique legal and technical skills to work assisting our growing client base.

image Partner Michael Gallagher, Esq. was recently interviewed and quoted in Columbus Business First (4/14/06) on the issue of trademark infringement.

image David J. Dawsey, Esq. was recently interviewed (4/10/06) for The Small Business AdvocateSM radio program with Jim Blasingame on the subject of The DaVinci Code Copyright Litigation and Copyright Strategies for Small Business

image David J. Dawsey, Esq.was recently interviewed (2/8/06) for The Small Business AdvocateSM radio program with Jim Blasingame on the subject of New Technologies Products (NTP) vs. Research in Motion (RIM): The Blackberry Patent Infringement Lawsuit - Is Your Service at Risk?

image Michael J. Callagher, Esq. will present at five Ohio State Bar Association seminars throughout the months of March and April, 2006, on the subjects of Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Law as well as Positioning Your Company for Intellectual Property Litigation.

image Partner Michael J. Gallagher completes advanced legal studies program, earning an LLM in International IP from Univ. of S. Africa.  Over the past two years, his studies have included patent law, trademarks, copyright, and anti-competition law from European, African, and Asian perspectives. 

image Partner David J. Dawsey appears as frequent guest on the nationally syndicated radio show The Small Business AdvocateSM with Jim Blasingame to discuss intellectual property issues relevant to small businesses.

image Gallagher & Dawsey Co., LPA listed on IPLawandBusiness.com as a " Global Guardian" as part of the publication's story on which IP law firms represent  world's largest companies.

image J Brady and Mark Slovacek join the firm as technical advisors.  In addition to their duties at Gallagher & Dawsey Co., LPA, Mark is currently a student at Capital University College of Law while J is entering his final year at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.


 

 
 
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