Patrick M. Torre is a Patent Attorney in the Intellectual Property & Technology Service Group. His practice focuses on intellectual property protection strategy, including counseling clients on infringement, validity, and patentability, patent drafting, prosecution and appellate proceedings, trademark prosecution, copyright, trade secrets and transfer, and licensing of intellectual property. Pat brings a strong scientific background to his practice, including lab research experience in the areas of nutrition, immunology, biotechnology, and life sciences.
Legal Overview of Protecting Client and Business Information
19th Biennial Business Associations Law Institute, Lexington, KY April 18-19, 2023
by Kelcee Griffis, Bloomberg Law, August 15, 2022
by Haley Cawthon, KYINNO, September 27, 2021
by Adrian Cruz, Law360, July 19, 2021
by staff reporter, The Lane Report, July 15, 2021
Pat was previously with King & Schickli PLLC, a Lexington intellectual property boutique firm. Prior to joining King & Schickli, Pat served as in-house Corporate Counsel to Alltech, Inc.
Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars (2021-23)
BioTN, Mentor, March 2023
LOUISVILLE, Ky. —Managing Intellectual Property (Managing IP) magazine has named nine Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys to the 2023 “IP Stars” list. Managing IP recognizes the most highly regarded intellectual property attorneys in the U.S.
The Metaverse (or “Web 3.0”) provides varying levels of access to three-dimensional environments for various decentralized activities such as gaming, commerce, social media, dissemination of authenticated digital assets such as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and cryptocurrency, and others. Participants can engage in any number of virtual reality activities and transactions with others at any conceivable virtual location, whether based in reality or in fantasy. Not surprisingly, trademark law has now reached the Metaverse.
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Stites & Harbison attorneys Trevor Graves, Jim Seiffert, Jack Seiffert and Patrick Torre will be presenters at this year's Business Associations Law Institute in Lexington May 18 & 19, 2023.
Recently the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a Notice pertaining to a recent development in fraudulent communications pertaining to U.S. Trademark registrations and registration applications. Scammers are and have been accessing publicly available Trademark information and directly contacting applicants/registrants.
As we come to the end of the year, the members of the Intellectual Property and Technology group at Stites & Harbison took time to reflect upon some of the amazing things that have occurred in the world of Intellectual Property. In a light-hearted review of some of our favorite finds from 2022, please enjoy our own take on the classic carol, "The Twelve Days of Christmas."
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Managing Intellectual Property (Managing IP) magazine has named nine Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys to the 2022 “IP Stars” list. Managing IP recognizes the most highly regarded intellectual property attorneys in the U.S.
The Metaverse, often characterized as the next level in the evolution of the Internet, is intended to be a virtual-reality, three-dimensional environment where users are able to interact meaningfully with not only other users but with the virtual environment itself. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook (re-branded as Meta) has characterized the Metaverse as “an embodied internet where you’re in the experience, not just looking at it.”
USPTO Launches New Pilot Program to Improve Efficiency of Utility Patent Application Examination. In response to concerns expressed by way of a letter sent from Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Tom Cotton (R-AR), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has launched a “Deferred Subject Matter Eligibility Response (DSMER) Pilot Program” for non-provisional patent applications.