Helping clients achieve their intellectual property goals
Legal services for businesses, creative professionals and their lawyers
In today's digital world, intellectual property (IP) assets are the crown jewels of many businesses. Trademarks, patents, copyrights, trade secrets, photographs and online content need to be carefully managed to maximize their value and protected against a multitude of threats.
Led by two senior partners with decades of cutting-edge IP legal experience, Lutzker & Lutzker LLP provides counseling, transactional and litigation services to a wide range of clients, including:
- Corporations whose in-house counsel need assistance with IP matters
- Large, mid-size and small businesses seeking to grow or protect their IP assets
- International brands and companies entering the U.S. market
- Creative professionals and firms seeking to capitalize on their IP assets
- Nonprofits that need a wide spectrum of legal services.
Kazuo Ishiguro’s newest book, Klara and the Sun, is a work of fiction, but barely so. Klara is an AF, or artificial friend. Spoiler alert — her purpose is to study her owner so intensely that she can not only learn her habits and perform her activities but take on personality characteristics to the point where she could act as a post-death extension of her owner. Preposterous [ ... ]
The U.S. Supreme Court recently decided a landmark patent case. In United States v. Arthrex, Inc., the Court held that the appointment process of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”)’s administrative patent judges (“APJs”) was unconstitutional. The Court specifically considered whether APJs are “principal officers” who must be appointed by the President and c [ ... ]
Richard Prince is a controversial artist known for appropriating third party images. Prince initially drew criticism in the 1980s when he took a photograph of a Marlboro advertisement and simply removed the word “Marlboro” from the picture. One of Prince’s appropriated Marlboro pieces earned him more than a million dollars in 2005 and another earned him more than $3 million [ ... ]