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  • holiday traditions

    It’s the holiday season once again. You may be trimming the tree or lighting candles, turning up the Christmas carols or replaying your favorite holiday movies. Have you ever wondered which of our iconic holiday traditions are fair use and which are trademarked? You might be surprised! (1) Santa Claus (as We Know Him Today) […]

  • The Slants take on SCOTUS, image of the band the slants

    Late last week the Supreme Court of the Unites States, or SCOTUS, granted certiorari in nine cases. For non-legal nerds, this means that the highest court in the nation has decided to review the decisions of the lowers courts in nine specific cases. Over the next few months SCOTUS will review the merits and rule on […]

  • Apple Iphone 7 reveal

    If you follow the tech industry, or if you haven’t been living under a rock, then you probably know that this week was Apple’s big reveal of the iPhone 7. From San Francisco Apple highlighted the new device, which boasts more storage, a better camera, and not surprisingly, no headphone jacks. In addition to the iPhone […]

  • intellectual property assets

    What are my intellectual property assets? This is a common question that we hear in the office. Many small business owners understand the need to protect various portions of their intellectual property assets, such as a logo or a patent on a unique design, but they fail to grasp the big picture. In other cases, […]

  • Beer trademarks are heating up. Zachary Hiller Patent Attorney Houston, TX

    The craft brewing world is booming. According to the Brewers Association, craft breweries in the US have seen a double digit growth pattern for almost a decade. It seems that there are two things that craft brewers really like: a quality brew and some really funny puns. The craft beer field is full of punny […]

  • Apple iphone Apple Patents Latest News Zachary Hiller Patent Attorney Houston TX

    There has been an interesting development in the world of Apple patents. It appears that the tech giant has obtained a patent that would allow the company to utilize infrared sensors to remotely interact with phones. The blog Patently Apple reported that this is part of 44 newly granted patents for Apple this week. These patent […]

  • Keurig may be licensing IP technology to Mr. Coffee

    I was out shopping the other day and I noticed a product that warmed the heart of any IP attorney. It was a Mr. Coffee coffee maker, with the Kuerig K-cup sticker on the box. That doesn’t seem so surprising since many small appliance manufacturers have jumped in on the single serve coffee bandwagon. What […]

  • Zachary Hiller Law. How to raise capital, hand holding cash

    As an attorney in private practice I have a unique insight into what it takes to run a small business. I know the daily balance between running the business and working on a passion. I have a passion for the law; I find it fascinating, challenging and exciting. I look forward to coming to work […]

  • Happy Birthday copyright, birthday cake

    The final notes may be sung on a 3-year-old case involving one of the most profitable copyrights that everyone knows by heart. For those who aren’t familiar, licensing fees and royalties can garner a pretty profit for copyright holders. Some of the most profitable songs may surprise you. The top five songs combined have garnered […]

  • Cartoon of Patent Troll Zachary Hiller Patent Attorney Houston TX

    Once upon a time, there was a troll. This was a special kind of troll who lived for a specific purpose, to snare unlikely suspects in their litigious web. This is the story of a patent troll, and how they poisoned Apple with a 625 million dollar lawsuit. This is the story of a company called […]

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