DONIKA PENTCHEVA HAS BEEN AWARDED THE PATENT ATTORNEY OF THE YEAR (KENTUCKY) AWARD BY THE NEW WORLD REPORT

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Should there be a time limit for a patent?

According to United States Patent and Trademark Office’s website, a term of a patent has been changed by Congress a number of times since 1790: Initially, under the 1790 Patent Act the term could not exceed 14 years. In 1836, Congress passed the Patent Act (5. Stat 117, 119, 5) which amended the statute to…

Two Harvard Medical School Professors and the Deputy Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association cite Donika’s Intellectual Property Research

Donika humbly recognizes that her research regarding intellectual property law has been cited by Jonathan J. Darrow, S.J.D., LL.M., J.D., M.B.A., Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School; Ameet Sarpatwari, Ph.D., J.D., Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School; and Gregory Curgman, M.D., Deputy Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The citation appears in…

Donika Pentcheva has been appointed Vice Chair of the High Tech and Software Patent Committee

The American Bar Association’s Section of Intellectual Property Law has appointed Donika Pentcheva as Vice Chair of the High Tech and Software Patent Committee.  The scope of the High Tech and Software Patent Committee includes issues relating to the intellectual property protection of inventions in the technology fields.  In particular, the committee is tasked with…

Donika Pentcheva is recognized with a Top-Rated Attorney Rating in 2020

Donika Pentcheva humbly accepts being recognized with a Top-Rated Attorney Rating in 2020 by the legal community. The recognition is being bestowed by Avvo.com, a platform for consumer information regarding attorneys.

An Inventor’s Sale of an Invention to a Third Party who is Obligated to Keep the Invention Confidential can Qualify as Prior Art

The United States Supreme Court held in Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. et al. (No. 17-1229, 2019) that inventor’s sale of an invention to a third party who is obligated to keep the invention confidential can qualify as prior art under section 102(a) of title 35 of the United States Code.  The…

Donika Is Recognized As A Contributor to A Book, Titled “Patents After the AIA: Evolving Law and Practice”

“Patents After the AIA: Evolving Law and Pracitce” is an innovative treatise on tactical and strategic patent decisions for patent professionals. This treatise is a self-contained, single volume desk-reference and is used as a guide during the course of making tactical and strategic patenting decisions for patent professionals after the most comprehensive revision to U.S.…