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Elaine Cruz

Elaine Cruz is a certified Paralegal who has been working in the legal field for over 20 years. Her emphasis is on litigation support for Federal and State Court matters and Trademark prosecution. Elaine’s litigation experience and vast knowledge of the “ins and outs” of the court system and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) enable her to efficiently support our attorneys from onset to post-trial.

Elaine gained the discipline to fastidiously maintain records and track details for complex cases in Construction and Bankruptcy law, and has a special compassion and ability to interact with clients on a personal level that comes from here background in Family and Elder Law. Elaine enjoys helping people by easing their mind through the litigation of a civil injustice, by helping them seek relief from overwhelming financial burdens, or by helping them save their hard-earned life savings for their children through asset preservation.

Now, Elaine enjoys being part of the future through her work in Intellectual Property. Intellectual Property is about “starting something” — a new idea, a new company, a new brand, a new design, a new piece of art, a new work of literature. Elaine joined the firm in 2007 and quickly became a vital member of the team.

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The case that put an end to bad claim drafting – Nautilus v. Biosig

A unanimous Supreme Court dealt a potentially severe blow to plaintiffs in patent infringement cases in its Nautilus decision.  The impact on the future of “indefiniteness” in general across all patent infringement cases will surely affect all industries and have a far reaching effect than the more famous Alice decision, which primarily impacts software patents. […]

Posted on October 24, 2014

A Steep Reduction in New Patent Case Filings In September 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Opinions Lead to Steep Reduction in New Patent Case Filings In September 2014 According to figures released by Lex Machina, there were 329 new patent infringement case filings in September 2014, which is a 40% decrease from the 549 new patent infringement case filings in September 2013. There are a variety of […]

Posted on October 22, 2014

The ITC: The Powerful Yet Underused Weapon In the War Against Infringement

We all know the story: a trademark, copyright or patent is infringed; the infringer is sued; and if all goes well, the owner of the intellectual property is made whole. Most people would end the story there. What many people aren’t aware of is that the ITC, the International Trade Commission, is another weapon in […]

Posted on October 2, 2014