Intellectual Property News

Stories about Richards Patent Law, our clients, patents and trademarks in the news, and other intellectual property stories we think you’ll enjoy.

Patent Attorney Job Posting: RPL is Hiring Patent Prosecution Attorneys in Chicago

Experienced patent prosecution attorneys wanted for growing Chicago patent prosecution practice

Date iconFebruary 19, 2019

Microsoft Makes Entire Patent Portfolio Available to Open-Source Developers

The software giant joins Open Invention Network, offering its IP portfolio to members royalty-free.

Date iconOctober 29, 2018

Chicago-Based Restaurant Chain Aloha Poke Faces Backlash Over Trademark Enforcement

Viral controversies provide another reminder to take a more holistic approach to your intellectual property protection strategies. The best IP strategies strengthen your brand.

Date iconAugust 10, 2018

Vadim Vladimirskiy of Nerdio, a Finalist for 2018 CityLIGHTS Technologist of the Year Award

CityLIGHTS showcases the top technology innovators and tech firms in the Chicago area

Date iconAugust 9, 2018

GoSili Launches a Kickstarter Campaign for a Silicone To Go Coffee Cup

100% silicone, microwave and dishwasher safe, sturdy to go cup. Stop the excessive waste of plastic and paper disposables. GoSili!

Date iconMarch 31, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court Cites RPL Attorney Mark McKenna’s Work in Copyright Case

The Supreme Court creates a new test for determining whether a feature incorporated into a useful article is eligible for copyright protection

Date iconMarch 22, 2017

Otrio Wins 2016 Family Game of the Year Award

Otrio, the brainchild of serial toy designer Brady Peterson, is a beautifully designed, multi-dimensional, critical thinking connection game for 2-4 players

Date iconOctober 5, 2016

Gridiron Moe and Voter Moe: Grid News Bureau’s Real-Time Voting Apps

GNB’s Voter Moe is a real-time polling app that enables users to express their opinions and explore the real-time responses of other users.

Date iconSeptember 27, 2016

Grecia defeats Unified Patents IPR Petition: ‘860 Patent

The PTAB denied Unified Patents’ petition to institute IPR further validating Grecia’s ‘860 Patent as protecting innovative digital rights management.

Date iconAugust 16, 2016

Everpurse: Standing at the Corner of Fashion and Technology

Phone charging handbags is just the start—Everpurse is developing technology to completely infiltrate the fabric of the fashion industry.

Date iconAugust 13, 2016

Magical Experiences and the Voice of Gramovox

Like the Gramophone before it, the Floating Record blends a vintage audio aesthetic with elements of modern technology and design.

Date iconAugust 11, 2016

RPL Launches an Updated Website

Richards Patent Law’s new website features an expanded patent and trademark FAQ, client reviews, comprehensive service offerings, and a news section to share even more stories.

Date iconAugust 9, 2016

Modobag: Why Walk When You Can Ride?

Modobag is changing the way the world travels with a state-of-the-art, high-performance, motorized, carry-on luggage compliant suitcase.

Date iconJuly 31, 2016

Groovebook: A Shark Tank Success Story

Shutterfly acquired Groovebook for $14.5 million making it one of the most successful businesses to ever appear on Shark Tank.

Date iconNovember 17, 2014