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How Technology Licensing Lawyers Help Unleash AI

May 8, 2023   |   By: Tom Dunlap Inventors may hire a technology licensing lawyer to protect their creations, but can artificial intelligence (AI) create legally protectable technology? The answer depends on several things, including how a company incorporates AI into the creative process and what laws govern the jurisdiction of the company’s location. It is… Continue reading How Technology Licensing Lawyers Help Unleash AI

The Legal Landscape of AI: The Role of a Software Licensing Attorney

May 1, 2023   |   By: Tom Dunlap Working with a software licensing attorney can help developers navigate the intellectual property and other legal issues when using artificial intelligence to build software. Every day, artificial intelligence (AI) plays a more significant role in our day-to-day work. Some very prominent examples of this include ChatGPT (Musk/ Microsoft),… Continue reading The Legal Landscape of AI: The Role of a Software Licensing Attorney

The Case for Allowing AI-Assisted Inventions

April 14, 2023   |   By: Mark Magas   Patentability of AI-assisted Inventions DBL’s Managing Partner Tom Dunlap recently wrote an interesting article about the current state of artificial intelligence (AI) inventorship. Mr. Dunlap detailed the patenting efforts surrounding DABUS, an AI system developed by Dr. Stephen Thaler that autonomously created certain inventions. In Thaler v. Vidal, The Federal… Continue reading The Case for Allowing AI-Assisted Inventions

Navigating Patent Infringement: Do I Need an Attorney?

March 29, 2023   |   By: Tom Dunlap Anyone who makes, uses, offers to sell, or sells any patented invention or imports a patented invention into the United States can be liable for patent infringement under U.S. patent law, codified at 35 U.S.C. § 271. If you discover someone is using your intellectual property without a… Continue reading Navigating Patent Infringement: Do I Need an Attorney?

Unified Patent Court (UPC) Update

March 8, 2023   |   By: Stoyan Radkov   On 17 February 2023, Germany deposited its instrument of ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) with the Council of the European Union (EU). The Unified Patent Court (UPC) will therefore start on 01 June 2023.   The UPC will eventually carry the sole responsible for infringement & validity… Continue reading Unified Patent Court (UPC) Update

Reducing Fees to Unleash Innovators

February 21, 2023   |   By: Anna Kinney Overnight, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) lowered many fees for small and micro entities due to a component of the Consolidated Appropriations Act signed on December 29, 2022. The component, entitled “Unleashing American Innovators Act,” addresses disparities in the US patent system and is intended to… Continue reading Reducing Fees to Unleash Innovators

Intern Program

As part of our effort to recruit, develop and retail the best and brightest attorneys, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig offers a summer intern program for promising law school students who are looking to work as part of an innovative and incredibly successful team. With a global team of lawyers, selected candidates are able to work on high level projects in a collaborative space.

Paralegals and Legal Support Staff

At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, our team of paralegals and staff work together collaboratively along side our attorneys toward a common goal. We have created a positive work environment where our paralegals and legal assistants work to successfully reach firm-wide goals and support each other to combine individual strengths to enhance team performance. They regularly assist our attorneys with organizing and maintaining files, conducting legal research, and preparing documents.