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Alt Legal Enhances Integration with Clio

Alt Legal Enhances Integration with Clio

We're thrilled to make IP docketing even easier for Clio customers with our new Clio matter integration. See our official announcement below and get started today by accessing your IP docket! If you're at Clio Cloud Conference, come by our exhibit and meet our CEO and our Legal Product Manager.

Becoming a Tech-Savvy Lawyer

Becoming a Tech-Savvy Lawyer

At the Florida Bar InSession event, Alt Legal founder and CEO Nehal Madhani gave a talk on leveraging technology in legal practices. The talk an overview of different types of technology—from billing and practice management software to government APIs—and explains how lawyers can use the technologies to make their practices more effective and efficient.

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #3

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #3

Augmented reality (AR) has recently exploded into the tech space with the release of Pokemon Go. AR poses some interesting IP and cybersecurity questions, highlighted here.
 

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #2

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #2

In New York, David Chang has paired up with Impossible Foods to serve the Impossible Burger. It's made completely of plant products but supposedly smells, tastes, and looks (even "bleeding" beet juice) very much like beef. Check out the Impossible patents for cheese replicas, the formation of the aroma profile, and a method for secretion of heme-containing polypeptides.
 

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #1

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #1

The ABA announced the election of new president Hilarie Bass. She has been in the position for less than a month and some big changes are already underway. According to the ABA, Bass believes that new technologies are the key to fostering more efficient and affordable legal services. We agree.

Alt Legal CEO Publishes Article in World Trademark Review

Alt Legal CEO Publishes Article in World Trademark Review

World Trademark Review published a column by Alt Legal’s CEO and founder Nehal Madhani its August/September issue. In the article, titled “Leveraging modern technology,” Madhani describes the necessity of modernization for national IP offices.

What’s Your Law Firm Technology Stack?

What’s Your Law Firm Technology Stack?

Whether you’re starting a new law firm or upgrading your current practice, you’re likely faced with more than a few choices when it comes to technology. Which practice management application should you choose? What email provider do you use? How do you set up a phone line? Both the big and small decisions might seem intimidating—or terrifying. Don’t let your worries paralyze you; get started with a few simple steps.

Attorney Wins Free Year of Alt Legal Subscription

Attorney Wins Free Year of Alt Legal Subscription

One lucky lawyer walked away from this year’s InternationalTrademark Association’s Annual Meeting with a free, one-year subscription to Alt Legal’s cloud-based IP filing software. In a random drawing of business cards, we selected Paul D. Supnik, a copyright, trademark, and entertainment attorney in Beverly Hills.

Alt Legal Now Integrates with Microsoft Office 365

Alt Legal Now Integrates with Microsoft Office 365

We're excited to announce our integration with Microsoft Office 365 to help our customers automatically see all of their docketing deadlines and reminders in their Outlook calendars. This integration will make it even easier for IP professionals to track and docket their portfolios and key filing deadlines. Our official announcement is below:

Alt Legal's Clio integration is now available for Clio's EU customers!

Alt Legal's Clio integration is now available for Clio's EU customers!

We're thrilled to announce the expansion of our partnership with Clio to support Clio's European customers. IP professionals in Europe can take advantage of our popular integration to quickly and efficiently prepare and manage IP filings.  Our official announcement is below!

The 2016 Presidential Candidate Trademarks

The 2016 Presidential Candidate Trademarks

The 2016 presidential election cycle is in full swing. In the crowded 2016 race, there are 3 Democrats and 15 Republicans vying for the presidency. At Alt Legal, we had a hunch some candidates would be running well before it was publicly announced.

Tongan Shell Game: How Apple and Google File Trademarks

Tongan Shell Game: How Apple and Google File Trademarks

Few product announcements command the same level of attention as Apple’s. Its semi-annual product event this September was mentioned over 2.4 million times on Twitter alone. Fans, competitors, and tech prophets scour whatever sources, including trademark applications, to derive early insight and create predictions. Companies are becoming increasingly savvy as a result, hiding their IP filings using a combination of shell companies and clever trademark filing strategies.

Notes from the USPTO at INTA Hong Kong

Notes from the USPTO at INTA Hong Kong

This month, I had the opportunity to attend the International Trademark Association annual conference in Hong Kong. For those of you not familiar with the annual INTA conference, it's a five-day event with over 8,000 international IP professionals, complete with educational sessions, networking events, and exhibitors. Perhaps most interesting for the team at Plainlegal was the USPTO's User Meeting with Deborah Cohn (the USPTO Commissioner for Trademarks), Sharon Marsh (the USPTO Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination), and Mary Denison (the USPTO Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Operations). Here are the highlights from the talk: