The Emergent Microbiome: Rebounding after a Series of Challenging Events

Over the past two years, we have been reviewing and reporting on technology and IP issues related to the emerging field of microbiome research. In this latest piece, we have taken a somewhat different approach, in focusing on the difficult clinical challenges faced by one of the key players in this area and the path forward they have announced to overcome these challenges.

Upcoming Free Webinar: Mark Thy Words: Advanced Trademark and Branding Strategies for Corporate Counsel

Frederick Spaeth of Dilworth IP will present a free webinar on Wednesday, May 3rd at 1:00 PM EDT. This installment in the Dilworth IP Webinar Series is entitled, “Mark Thy Words: Advanced Trademark and Branding Strategies for Corporate Counsel” and will focus on providing in-house counsel with sophisticated strategies for their company’s brand protection. Global companies face a long list of challenges when it comes to protecting their brands from confusion and counterfeiting in an environment where globalization and international trade still dominate. Trademark protection, including valuable non-traditional marks such as product design and packaging, is more important than ever. Employing a sophisticated US trademark strategy to protect your brand is a crucial component of any global enterprise’s overall business strategy. This webinar will give the corporate trademark counsel insight into some of the dynamic issues they face today and explore some of the avenues that may be pursued such as seeking monetary and injunctive relief in the US when protecting brands overseas. A brief overview of recent key US case law will also be discussed.

Frederick Spaeth Presents Talk at IP Law for the Non-IP Lawyer

Frederick Spaeth, Partner at Dilworth IP will be presenting a talk at the IP Law for the Non-IP Lawyer conference hosted by the Westchester/Southern Connecticut Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) on Wednesday, April 5th at Withers Bergman in Greenwich, CT. The event will provide in-house counsel attorneys with a basic outline of intellectual property law to help them better understand their company’s IP needs. Fred’s talk will be on Trademarks and Copyrights, and will focus on emerging issues, brand defense and Fair Use.

Dilworth IP’s Dr. Anthony Sabatelli Attends 2017 BIO Legislative Day Fly-In

Dr. Anthony Sabatelli of Dilworth IP will join Dr. Susan Froshauer CEO of CURE (Connecticut United for Research Experience) for the 2017 BIO Legislative Day Fly-In on April 4th and 5th in Washington D.C. Biotechnology executives from across the country gather annually for this event to discuss their industry’s most important legislative issues with Members of Congress. On Tuesday, the Fly-in will begin with a legislative briefing and will be followed on Wednesday by visiting Capitol Hill for scheduled meetings with Congress. “I have enjoyed attending the Fly-In for the past several years,” Dr. Sabatelli said, “it is an important event which allows us to keep our legislature informed of the most relevant issues facing the Biotech Industry to ensure it has a secure path forward.”

Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods

On Monday March 27, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods, a case that has potentially vast implications on patent venue, a fundamental issue in the area of patent litigation. Currently, patentees can bring suit in any district court, even if they do not have a business presence in that district. Whether this practice should continue or be overturned is the crux of the issue heard at the Supreme Court.

Enhanced Oil Recovery Patents – 2016 (Part 1) Microbial/Enzyme Enhanced Oil Recovery

This is an article in a series reviewing 2016 patents focused on Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR). In particular, this article relates to the technology area of Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery (MEOR), which concerns the use of microbes to extract oil from oil-containing formations, and Enzyme Enhanced Oil Recovery (EEOR) which similarly concerns the use of enzymes.

Dilworth IP Sponsors 4th Annual Yale Graduate Biomedical Career Fair

Dilworth IP is proud to sponsor the 4th Annual Yale Graduate Biomedical Career Fair, which will be held on Tuesday, March 28th at Yale University’s Harkness Hall in New Haven, CT. The event, which is hosted by the Yale Biomedical Careers Committee (BCC), offers Yale biomedical graduate and postdoctoral students an opportunity to explore a variety of potential career opportunities, hear from Yale alumni who have successfully transferred the studies into non-academic careers and network with business professionals.

U.S. Ranked #1 on Chamber of Commerce 2017 IP Index

Last month, The United States Chamber of Commerce (USCC) released the 5th Edition of the International IP Index, entitled “The Roots of Innovation”. The Index, which posts on the USCC’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) website, was established to highlight the importance of intellectual property (IP) in catalyzing economic growth and development, as well as to cultivate healthy competition between nations. In the current Edition, David Hirschmann, President and CEO of the USCC GIPC, likens IP to a tree. “Just as a tree cannot grow without roots, innovation cannot thrive without intellectual property.” At the most basic level, IP leads to job creation (statistics can be found here on the GIPC website). On a larger scale, IP promotes cross talk and collaboration between multidisciplinary fields, such as medicine, science, and finance.

Thinking About a Career as a Patent Attorney? Michael Dilworth’s Interview Offers Some Insights

Michael Dilworth, Founder and Managing Partner of Dilworth IP, was recently interviewed by Tianyi Yua at the Career Network for Student Scientists and Postdocs at Yale (CNSPY) about what one might expect in a career as a patent attorney. The CNSPY was established in 2011 as a platform for Yale graduate and post doctoral students to explore career options and build a professional network. In the interview Mike discusses the skills required to work in the field of intellectual property, explains his own career path, and outlines a typical day at work for a patent attorney.

Dilworth IP Launches Chinese Version of Website

Dilworth IP is delighted to officially announce the launch of our new Chinese language website on March 16, 2017. Visitors can find the Firm’s website in Mandarin at: /zh-hans/
This new site will be a convenient way for our Chinese friends and clients to learn about the firm: our history, our philosophy, and our team. Michael Dilworth, the firm’s founder and managing partner, stated, “this new site is an exciting step in the firm’s continued work to strengthen ties with our colleagues and friends in China. Dilworth IP is committed to building lasting relationships and providing quality patent and trademark representation to our clients and the launch of this new site is an important sign of our commitment to that.”
We hope you find this new website informative and helpful. Please feel free to contact us for any questions, suggestions, feedback, or comments at