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Patent Practitioner 2.0: USPTO Introduces New Design Patent Bar

Padmaja Chinta, The Mother Court (January 2024) The New Year has launched a brand-new chapter in U.S. patent law practice. On January 2, 2024, in a historic move, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) amended its rules of practice...

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Padmaja Chinta Sworn in as President of Federal Bar Association’s SDNY Chapter

Partner Padmaja Chinta was sworn in as the President of the Federal Bar Association's Southern District of New York (SDNY) Chapter. She is the first Asian-American to hold this position in the chapter's 80-yr history. The oath ceremony was held...

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Padmaja Chinta will be installed as the President of the the Federal Bar Association’s SDNY Chapter.

On October 10th, 2023, partner Padmaja Chinta will be installed as the President of  the Federal Bar Association’s SDNY Chapter. The SDNY Chapter is very honored to have Chief Judge Laura T. Swain, the Hon. Diane Gujarati and Patricia Martone speak at the Installation...

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Padmaja Chinta appointed as Chief Diversity Officer for FBA-SDNY

Padmaja Chinta has been appointed as the Chief Diversity Officer for the Federal Bar Association’s Southern District of New York chapter for 2021. This is a new role and initiative created by the FBA.

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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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