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Client Alerts

A Costly Reminder to Continually Re-Evaluate Your IP

The patent process can be frustrating and often involves a significant investment of time and money. As such, it may be tempting to assume that when the Patent Office issues a patent it is safe to assert your rights therein. However, as noted in a recent decision from the District Court for the District of Delaware, doing so may leave you on the hook for attorney’s fees.

by Sean P. Ritchie March 21, 2019
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison welcomes Lee Pfeiffer as Chief Information Officer

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC welcomes Lee Pfeiffer as Chief Information Officer and Director of Business Intelligence to the firm.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC March 21, 2019
Trademarkology

Forfeiture and Collective Membership Marks

Most marks are either trademarks (used in connection with goods) or service marks (used in connection with services). But there are a few other kinds of marks.

by Alexandra MacKay March 20, 2019
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison Launches New Website

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce the launch of its newly updated website, www.stites.com.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC March 19, 2019
Client Alerts

Mandatory Arbitration, Shortened Statutes of Limitations, and Background Checks for Employees? You Bet!

In October 2018, the Kentucky Supreme Court issued a far-reaching opinion voiding all Kentucky employer-employee arbitration agreements which were made a condition of an individual’s employment. On March 13, 2019, however, the Kentucky Legislature rejected that opinion, passing a bill that not only claws back the ruling but significantly expands employers’ options for imposing conditions on the employer-employee relationship.

by Rebecca A. Weis March 14, 2019