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Jacksonville crowned as a hot hub for entrepreneurship by CNN Money

Whether it is in Florida or some other state, federal trademarks, patents, and copyrights are just some of the things we help our business clients with on a daily basis here at the Yau Law Firm. But, when it comes to starting a business, we are all about planting roots right here in Jacksonville! Sure, […]

What to do if you received a Cease & Desist Letter

Cease and desist letters are particularly handy for those wanting to enforce trademarks, copyrights, patents, licenses, and really, any other right. At the Yau Law Firm, we have dealt with cease and desist letters on both ends of the spectrum: we have issued cease and desist letters on behalf of our clients, and we have […]

Starting a New Business? Consider Attending OneSpark!

In less than 19 days, more than 600 Creators will display their projects throughout downtown Jacksonville for a shot at some of the $3.25 million dollars inside the crowd-funding pot. Last year, our attorneys at the Yau Law Firm attended OneSpark and gave our votes and support to some Creators and their intellectual property. This […]

More News on Cellphone Patent Wars: Apple did not infringe on Motorola’s Patent

For the past several years, Apple has been the subject of patent litigation–whether as the party suing or being sued. The Yau Law Firm handles various types of patent work, whether that is filing patent applications, doing patent research, enforcing or defending against a registered patent. So, for this recent news on Apple and Motorola, […]

Say Hello to 4D Printing: A New Way to Prototype!

It’s a common fact that the average American consumer has no idea what a 3D printer is, or what it does. Our patent attorney at the Yau Law Firm, Jo-Anne Yau, can certainly vouch for its usefulness in patenting. But, one look at the 4D printer recently introduced by Stratasys and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), […]

Should Gene Patents Be Allowed?

What does the Yau Law Firm have to say about patents in the field of human genetics? Scientific innovation and patent protection have once again met face to face. The ever lingering question remains: can you patent protect something that humans are naturally born with? Can one company prevent all others from using a gene that […]

Copyright Infringement May Result In Criminal Penalties

The Yau Law firm is proud to represent clients in all areas of practice relating to intellectual property. Yau Law has stood by their clients providing legal advice and representation through every stage of the business: from protecting an invention to creating contract negotiations over the invention’s sale, Yau Law has protected businesses big and […]

Inventors Sought by Industry Canada

  Yau Law Firm client, David Lombana, patented his Glo2Go device, which lights up the streets under skateboards and RipStiks.  Lombana is the typical “guy next door,” who had a great idea.  In our industry, he’s referred to as a garage inventor, or a basement inventor (for our clients in colder northern climates); that is, […]

Technology can boost Restaurant Businesses

Restaurants can come in various shapes, sizes, and types. Whether they are franchises, partnerships, owned by corporations, or “mom and pop,” the Yau Law firm believes that EVERY restaurant–no, EVERY business, can increase sales through technology. Some of you may recall America welcoming its first cell phone. It might have looked something like this. Back […]

Patent Protection for Clothing and Fashion: Why Lululemon Does it

 Patents for clothing and fashion patents are common inquiries at my law firm.  Clothing and fashion technically can qualify for design patent protection.  Often, however, designers from the international to the local levels often don’t opt to get patent protections for their designs.  Why? For one, patent protection is a long and expensive process.  When […]

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