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MMV IP invites students to local biotech event

MMV IP was proud to sponsor another Frederick County Chamber of Commerce Biotech Connector event. Focused on Dynamic World of Antibodies: Characterization and Versatile Applications at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research on February 22, 2024, we were honored to invite two local high school students that are interested in pursuing a future in…

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2023: A Year in Review

McBee Moore & Vanik IP, LLC celebrates eight successful years As MMVIP celebrates its 8th anniversary, we are proud to reflect on the numerous accomplishments of 2023. Our team has grown substantially, welcoming both new faces and old friends too. Currently, MMVIP has a team of 32 employees, including 11 attorneys who specialize in biotech,…

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intellectual property design

Protecting Innovation

  An Introduction to the Importance of Patent Law and Biotech Patents As an inventor, you have the power to create new products and technologies that can change the world. However, with great innovation comes the need for great protection, and that’s where patent law comes in. Patent law is a legal framework that allows…

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Team Building for Remote Workers

Today, remote work has become very common and according to Gallup Poll, 43% of employees work remotely. People find that the flexibility allows a work-life balance, the ability to save money and time on transportation, and increases productivity. While remote work has it’s advantages, it can lead to isolation and disconnection from the team. This…

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New EPO Court System Effective 1 June 2023

The Unitary Patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC), a new EPO patent and patent enforcement system, respectively, will come into effect on June 1, 2023. This will affect anyone holding or applying for patent(s) granted by the European Patent Office (EPO): https://www.unified-patent-court.org/en The Unified Patent Court will be a court with sole jurisdiction over…

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US Patent Trademark Office

USPTO to Retire Public PAIR for new PatentCenter

Modern, user-friendly Patent Center to fully replace legacy Public PAIR system this summer The already operational Patent Center provides a faster, more streamlined search experience for applicants accessing publicly available patents and application file information Five years ago, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) debuted PatentCenter as the user-friendly upgrade to Public (and…

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