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Todd E. Marlette, Esq. provides clients with a number of additional issue specific publications in accordance with the latest changes in intellectual property law. To obtain e-copies or hard copies of our latest publications, please sign the Guest book.


Main e-Brochure: Our 4 page main e-brochure describing our practice, location and experience.

Federal Trademark:
A tutorial of basic facts about federal, state and common law trademarks.

State Trademark:
A brochure outlining some advantages of state trademark registration.


State TM Law:
State Trademark and Unfair Competition Law, Ohio Chapter, revision #8 (Clark, Boardman, Callaghan 1992).

Trade Shows:
"May Trade Show Organizers Be Held Vicariously Liable for the Copyright Infringements of Their Exhibitors? --Two District Courts Offer Two Different Opinions," Association Law & Policy, Vol. 8, No. 17 (Sept. 1994).

"The Alappat Standard for Determining that Programmed Computers are Patentable Subject Matter," Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, Vol. 76, No. 1, pp. 771-786 (Oct. 1994).

The Internet:
"The Internet: Legal Issues on the Information Superhighway," Association Law & Policy, Vol. 8, No. 24 (Dec. 1994) Internet Highway: "Internet: Legal Issues On the Superhighway," Dollars & Cents (Feb. 1995).

"Toward a Fact-Based Standard for Determining Whether Programmed Computers are Patentable Subject Matter: The Scientific Wisdom of Alappat and Ignorance of Trovato," Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, Vol. 77, No. 5, pp. 353-367 (May 1995).

Provisional Patents:
Mr. Marlette was quoted in The New York Times by Teresa Riordan. "Patents, Key change under GATT has enormous meaning for strategies to maximize patent protection," The New York Times, June 12, 1995.

Sample Patent:
Marlette Patent: Marlette, U.S. Patent No. 5,836,169. A "typical" mechanical type patent that was invented, drafted and prosecuted by Mr. Marlette. Please note that recent changes to U.S. patent law by the Federal Circuit and the United States Supreme Court dictate a change in "style" of currently prepared United States patent applications.


Thesis on Patenting Medical Devices:
"Medical Ethics and the Patenting of Medical Devices A Call for Change to a Bright Line Rule," submitted to The Faculty of The George Washington University Law School in partial satisfaction of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Laws (May 16, 2004).

Hatch-Waxman paper:
"HATCH-WAXMAN: Statutory Deconstruction in Eli Lilly v. Medtronic." Law school paper tracing the legislative history surrounding Hatch-Waxman. Paper supervised by Hon. Gerald Mossinghoff, former Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks and former President of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (Fall 2002).

Framing and Copyright paper:
"Framing and Copyright Liability on the World Wide Web -- A Suggested Safe Harbor and Proposed Rule." Law school paper providing a detailed technical description of framing in the windows environment and on the world wide web, while exploring the rights of copyright owners to control their works within frames of another's web page. (Spring 2002).


USD IP Conference Rocks the House of Blues:
My acoustic set opened the evening at the House of Blues San Diego. A highlight of the evening was Chief Judge Randall Rader of the Federal Circuit and his band DeNovo. (January 2012).

.....more to follow