Vorys Intellectual Property Podcast
Listen to all of the Vorys IP Podcast episodes here:
Introduction to NFTs: Part 1
In this latest episode of the Vorys IP Podcast, guest host Carey Jordan is joined by Reed Fryar Clancy, associate in the Vorys Houston office and Aarthi Anand, counsel at Cahill Gordon & Reindel. During part one of this podcast they discuss NFTs; more specifically, they discuss what NFTs are and their importance in today’s world.
Patent Marking: Infringers Beware
In this episode of the Vorys IP Podcast, host Jeremy Harrison is joined by Kal Shami, partner in the Vorys Washington D.C. office and they discuss patent marking. Kal provides guidance on putting potential infringers on notice when it comes to patent marking and the consequences of failing to mark properly. Additionally, he discusses tips on proper and improper patent marking. Play episode.
Design Patents: Protecting in eCommerce and Leveraging Cutting Edge Design Search Tech
In this episode of the Vorys IP Podcast, host Jeremy Harrison is joined by Adam Sherman, a partner in the Cincinnati office, and Jillian Sherman and Eugene Lyman from Visualize IP. Adam first discusses how companies can leverage and protect design patents on ecommerce marketplaces. Jillian and Eugene talk with Jeremy about the importance of conducting a proper design patent search before preparing and filing a design patent application. Play episode.
Managing Responses to Patent Assertion Entities: Part 2
In this episode of the Vorys IP Podcast, Guest Host and Vorys Partner Mike Messinger is joined by Judy Marsh, a partner in the Columbus office and Carey Jordan, chair of the firm's IP group, in our second episode about patent assertion entities. They discuss how companies can manage assertions by patent assertion entities. Here they explain one line of indemnification defense used against patent assertion entities and what it means. Play episode.
If you haven't listened to our first episode on patent assertion entities, you can listen to it here.
Intellectual Property Rights Online: Enforcing Patent Rights on Amazon
In this episode of the Vorys IP Podcast, host Jeremy Harrison is joined by Tim Ardizzone, of counsel in the Vorys Cincinnati office. Throughout this episode, they discuss enforcing intellectual property (IP) rights in online marketplaces. Jeremy and Tim specifically address enforcing patent rights on Amazon.com. In addition, Tim provides insight on the IP enforcement tools that Amazon uses and how he personally uses these tools to help his clients protect their rights. Play episode.
Tim recently published a blog post on the Vorys eControl Marketplace Solutions Blog about this same topic. To read the blog post, click here.
What to Do When a Patent Assertion Entity Comes Knocking
In this episode of the Vorys IP Podcast, host Jeremy Harrison is joined by Mike Messinger, a partner in the Vorys Washington, D.C. office. During their discussion, Jeremy and Mike provide an introduction to patent assertion entities – otherwise known as "patent trolls." Additionally, Mike provides insights and advice on how to successfully manage patent assertion entities. Play episode.
Trademarks and Branding: Strategies for Creation, Management and Protection
In this episode of the of the Vorys IP podcast, host Jeremy Harrison is joined by Laura Geyer, an IP attorney and partner in the Vorys Washington, D.C. office. During their discussion, Jeremy and Laura provide an overview of branding and trademarks. Laura also offers practical tips and advice for companies looking to fortify their brands and select strong marks. Play episode.
Women's History Month Episode with Special Guest Hope Shimabuku
In this edition of the of the Vorys IP podcast, guest host Carey Jordan is joined by the United States Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) Texas Regional Director Hope Shimabuku. As regional director, Hope carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and is responsible for leading the Texas office. Prior to joining the office, Hope had nearly two decades of experience as an engineer and intellectual property attorney.
This special episode is a continuation of Vorys’ efforts to honor women during Women’s History Month. Throughout this episode, Carey and Hope discuss women in innovation and what efforts the USPTO is taking in this regard. According to USPTO statistics, fewer than 20 percent of all U.S. patents today list a woman as an inventor. Play episode.
Links to the reports referenced in this episode can be found below:
- USPTO Diversity in innovation: Best Practices
- High Tech Law Institute: Diversity in Innovation Best Practices Guide
- Progress and Potential - A profile of women inventors on U.S. patents
- Progress and Potential - A profile of women inventors on U.S. patents (2020 Update)
European Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court: IP Due Diligence
In this edition of the Vorys IP podcast, host Jeremy Harrison is joined by Andrew Dowling, a partner in the UK office of Haseltine, Lake, Kempner LLP. During their discussion, Jeremy and Andrew provide an overview of the European Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court. Additionally, Andrew will delve into the current status of the European Unitary Patent, the benefits and risks of pursuing a unitary patent and potential future developments. Play episode.
Featuring: Andrew Dowling and host Jeremy Harrison
The European Unitary Patent
In the first episode of season two, host Jeremy Harrison is joined by Maryellen Feehery Hank, of counsel in the Vorys Pittsburgh office. Jeremy and Maryellen discuss various aspects of IP due diligence such as the importance of involving IP counsel and the handling of trade secrets and legal opinions throughout the process. Maryellen also gives advice on how to make IP portfolios more appealing to potential purchasers or investors. Play episode.
Special Episode: Key Cases from 2021 & What to Look Out for in 2022
In this special episode of the Vorys IP podcast, host Jeremy Harrison is joined by Aaron Williams, an associate in the Vorys Cleveland office. Their discussion provides a summary of some of the important intellectual property cases litigated and before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2021 and highlights matters to look out for in the coming year. Jeremy and Aaron also take a look at how these cases will impact trademark, copyright and patent developments in 2022. Play episode.
In the final episode of our initial six-part podcast series, host Jeremy Harrison is joined by Valerie Moore, a patent agent in the Vorys Houston office. Throughout this episode, Jeremy and Valerie discuss international patent rights and how to obtain patent protection in foreign jurisdictions. Additionally, Valerie provides useful tips for those looking to save time and effort when seeking foreign patent protection. Play episode.
In this episode of the Vorys IP podcast, host Jeremy Harrison is joined by Anthony Venturino a partner in the Vorys Washington office and a member of the technology and intellectual property group. During their discussion, Jeremy and Anthony will delve into patenting advice for start-up companies and small inventors. This episode should be especially valuable to companies and inventors who are seeking to protect an innovation. Play episode.
Patents and Patent Filing
In this episode of the Vorys IP podcast, host Jeremy Harrison is joined by Thomas Thrash, a registered patent agent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in the Vorys Houston office. Throughout this episode, Jeremy and Thomas will discuss US provisional and non-provisional patents as well as filing strategies. Both those familiar and unfamiliar with the patenting process should find valuable insights in this episode. Play episode.
Working with U.S. Patent Examiners
In this episode of the Vorys IP podcast, host Jeremy Harrison is joined by Bill Klima, of counsel in the Vorys Washington office. During their conversation, Jeremy and Bill will discuss patent examiners for the US Patent and Trademark office including their patent review and approval process, best practices for submitting a patent and more. Play episode.
Featuring: Bill Klima and host Jeremy Harrison
In this episode of the Vorys IP podcast, host Jeremy Harrison, a partner in the Vorys Houston office, is joined by Maureen Kelly, an associate in the Vorys Pittsburgh office. During their discussion, Jeremy and Maureen delve into the basics of trademark law including federal and state registration, the process for receiving registered trademark protection, and more. Play episode.
An Introduction to The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)
In the inaugural episode of the Vorys IP podcast, host Jeremy Harrison, a partner in the Vorys Houston office, is joined by Bill Oldach, a partner in the Vorys Washington, D.C. office, to discuss the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, otherwise known as PTAB. During their conversation, Jeremy and Bill also touch on patent reexaminations and their effects on patentees and issued patents. Play episode.