Donika Pentcheva Has Been Acknowledged by The American Intellectual Property Law Association For Her Work on the Model Patent Jury Instructions

The 2024 Model Patent Jury Instructions are a neutral set of jury instructions that are not biased in favor of either the patent owner or the accused infringer. These Instructions are not intended to address every conceivable issue that might arise in patent litigation. Instead, guidance is provided on those issues that typically arise in…

Donika Pentcheva Has Been Nominated as a Lawyer of Distinction for 2023

Donika Pentcheva has been invited to accept a nomination as a Lawyer of Distinction for 2023. Lawyers of Distinction Members have been selected based upon a review and vetting process by a Selection Committee utilizing U.S. Provisional Patent # 62/743,254. The platform generates a numerical score of 1 to 5 for each of the 12…

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’s research as Law Practice Management Committee Leader is cited in “Novelty and Ownership: Intellectual Property in Architecture and Design”

An article contribution in the journal Technology|Architecture + Design, titled “Novelty and Ownership: Intellectual Property in Architecture and Design” by Martina Decker, Assistant Professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, posits as follows: Throughout history, architects have prided themselves on their problem-solving skills and their ability to overcome obstacles.  They have found new ways…

Donika Pentcheva has been named to “The Best Legal Counsel List for 2018”

Donika Pentcheva has been named to “The Best Legal Counsel List for 2018” for intellectual property law.  Best Legal Counsel selects lawyers utilizing a proprietary multi-phase selection process that combines Best Legal Counsel’s independent research and peer nominations and evaluations.  Individuals are nominated by identification through Best Legal Counsel’s research, survey of managing partners, and…

Lawyers of Distinction recognizes Donika for excellence in intellectual property law

Lawyers of Distinction recognized Donika as a 2018 Lawyer of Distinction for excellence in intellectual property law.  Lawyers of Distinction members have been selected based upon a review and vetting process from the Lawyers of Distinction Selection Committee. Nomination does not guarantee membership.  All prospective members are subject to final review after submitting their application…