Chinta & Fratangelo LLP

Padmaja Chinta Named Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America

Partner Padmaja Chinta of Chinta & Fratangelo LLP has been selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. She is a litigator in the firm’s intellectual property practice and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School....

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Why Should You Get a Patent?

An issue for many tech entrepreneurs is whether they should spend the resources (money and time) on getting a patent. Let me address the issues here why you should or should not get a patent. Before we even get to...

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You Have A Book Deal Offer — Now What?

My clients have learned from their mistakes and currently understand the importance of having the advice of a qualified attorney prior to signing with a publisher. Because these mistakes or pitfalls often come with a hefty price tag down the...

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ATTENTION DIGITAL AND BOARD GAME DEVELOPERS!

ATTENTION DIGITAL AND BOARD GAME DEVELOPERS! One area of practice that I particularly enjoy is helping game developers secure their intellectual property rights. The gaming industry is interesting from a legal perspective particularly because it involves the three main areas...

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OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE PATENTING AS A STRATEGIC OPTION TO PROTECT YOUR INVENTIONS

OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE PATENTING AS A STRATEGIC OPTION TO PROTECT YOUR INVENTIONS A patent gives the patent owner the ability to exclude someone else from practicing the claimed invention, which can lead to market exclusivity if a product is within...

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THE HATCH-WAXMAN ACT (SIMPLY EXPLAINED)

THE HATCH-WAXMAN ACT (SIMPLY EXPLAINED) The Hatch-Waxman Act (formally known as the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act) is a law passed in 1984 that created the generic drug industry as we know it today in the United...

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WHAT IS A WRITTEN DESCRIPTION IN A PATENT?

WHAT IS A WRITTEN DESCRIPTION IN A PATENT? A critical aspect in patent drafting is the “written description requirement” (35 USC §112(a)). This is a standard feature of all patent systems, which requires that claims be “supported” by the specification....

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DEVELOPMENTS IN OBVIOUSNESS LAW AND HOW IT COULD AFFECT YOUR INVENTION

DEVELOPMENTS IN OBVIOUSNESS LAW AND HOW IT COULD AFFECT YOUR INVENTION In the recent Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. v. Roxane Laboratories, Inc., No. 2017-2078 (Fed. Cir. Sept.10, 2018) decision, the Federal Circuit (the US appeals court for all patent cases) made...

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THE PROBLEM-SOLUTION APPROACH

THE PROBLEM-SOLUTION APPROACH Patent prosecution is one of my sharpest skills, and I just got word of an important patent allowance for one of my biotech cases. The beauty of receiving this notice was compounded by the strategy and approach...

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WHY CHOOSE AN IP LITIGATOR?

WHY CHOOSE AN IP LITIGATOR? Many businesses have intellectual property such as patents, trademarks, or copyrights. In many cases, a time will come when you think someone is infringing those intellectual property rights. In other cases, you may receive a...

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