Opioids

OxyContin Manufacturer Granted Patent for Addiction Treatment

Purdue Pharma, manufacturer of the addictive opioid OxyContin®, was recently granted a patent for a treatment option to those who are addicted to opioids, “Buprenorphine-Wafer for Drug Substitution...


United States Constitution Preamble

Happy Constitution Day and Citizenship Day!

Constitution Day, September 17th. This day commemorates the signing of one of the most important and influential documents in American history, the Constitution. We celebrate this day as a reminder of...


NCAA Football

NCAA Football, the College Football Playoff, and…Patents?

The debate had been played out by hundreds of people, across thousands of bars and homes, a million times over: should the college football post-season move from a bowl system to a playoff system?...


Nebraska Cornhusker Football

Kickoff the Football Season with Football Patents

It’s that time of year again! The long-awaited football season is upon us. Teams get ready to storm the field, while fans get ready to storm the stands to cheer on their favorite team. Football has...


Beer and Beer Taps

A Brief History of Beer and Patents

The brewing of beer has been recorded for over 7,000 years. Originally a by-product of an agrarian culture, the brewing of beer evolved into a domestic profession performed by brewsters (a term...


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Federal Circuit Ruling in Zeroclick, LLC v. Apple Inc.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) issued a decision in a patent infringement suit against Apple (Zeroclick, LLC v. Apple Inc.). The lawsuit, brought by Zeroclick LLC,...


Supreme Court of the United States

Supreme Court to Hear On-Sale Bar Case

The Supreme Court of the United States granted a petition for writ of certiorari in Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. This will be one of the first cases to address the...


Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Trademarks

Sturgis, South Dakota is home to the world’s largest motorcycle rally. Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally started in 1938 with only nine participants and it was called the Black Hills Classic.  After the...


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Patents, The Hatch-Waxman Act, and Pharmaceutical Companies

The Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act, known as the Hatch-Waxman Act, was enacted to balance incentives for both pharmaceutical innovation and drug affordability by allowing...


Uber

New Technology Tells Uber if You’re Drunk

Uber has changed the way people get to and from places, especially those that may have had one cocktail too many. In March of 2018, it was reported that Uber had 75 million riders with 10 million...


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South Dakota Innovation

Although many associate outdoor wonders such as Mount Rushmore, the Blackhills, and the Badlands with South Dakota, the state also has a rich history of innovation.  In 2013, South Dakota set a state...


Play-Doh

Play-Doh is Granted Trademark on Signature Scent

There are not too many people in the world that don’t have some sort of memory of playing with PLAY-DOH® when they were a child. Tearing the lid off the PLAY-DOH container and getting a whiff of...