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As a U.S. Registered Patent Attorney, Gerald R. Prettyman may prepare, file and prosecute patent and trademark applications with the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office and copyright applications with the U.S. Copyright Office and may prepare patent, trademark and copyright applications for filing in foreign countries. As most countries require an in-country attorney to file these applications, Gerald R. Prettyman will work with you and counsel in foreign countries for foreign filings. Gerald R. Prettyman is licensed to practice law  in California and Minnesota. This website is not a solicitation for legal practice in other states.

PUBLICATIONS OF

GERALD R PRETTYMAN

Legal Journals

"Ethical Reforms in Biotechnology Research Regulations." University of Virginia School of Law, Journal of Social Policy & the Law, Fall 2007.

"The Evolving Written Description Doctrine and the Search for Specificity." Pepperdine University School of Law, Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law, Fall 2007.

Bar Association Newsletters

♦2013
"The Postmark Is Dead." 
FlimFlam. The Newsletter of the Eastern Alameda County Bar Association, Jan. - Feb. 2013, Volume 14, Issue #1, p. 4-5.
 
♦2012
"Product Design as a Trademark." 
FlimFlam. The Newsletter of the Eastern Alameda County Bar Association, November 2012, Volume 13, Issue #3, p. 3-4.
"Copyright Introduction." 
FlimFlam. The Newsletter of the Eastern Alameda County Bar Association, June 2012, Volume 13, Issue #3, p. 3-4.
"Cloud Computing, Part III - Online File Sharing and Cloud-Based Office Suites." 
FlimFlam. The Newsletter of the Eastern Alameda County Bar Association, April 2012, Volume 13, Issue #2, p. 4, 7.
 
♦2011
"Cloud Computing, Part II - Electronic File Backup." 
FlimFlam. The Newsletter of the Eastern Alameda County Bar Association, November 2011, Volume 12, Issue #5, p. 2-4.
"Cloud Computing, Part I, ASP and SaaS Software." 
FlimFlam. The Newsletter of the Eastern Alameda County Bar Association, September 2011, Volume 12, Issue #4, p. 3-4.
"Introduction to Copyright." 
FlimFlam. The Newsletter of the Eastern Alameda County Bar Association, January 2011, Volume 12, Issue #1, p. 2-3, 6.
 
♦2010
"The Low Down on High Tech." 
FlimFlam. The Newsletter of the Eastern Alameda County Bar Association, May 2010, Volume 11, Issue #4, p. 2-3, 5.
"eDiscovery Tips for the Legal Practitioner." 
FlimFlam. The Newsletter of the Eastern Alameda County Bar Association, March 2010 Volume 11, Issue #3, pp. 2-5. 
Presented 2/19/10. Presentation Handout California Statute Markup
"Discovery of Private Electronic Devices." 
FlimFlam. The Newsletter of the Eastern Alameda County Bar Association, February 2010, Volume 11, Issue #2, p. 4.
"They Stole My Idea & Other Myths" 
FlimFlam. The Newsletter of the Eastern Alameda County Bar Association, January 2010 Volume 11, Issue #1, pp. 2-3. 
Presented 1/15/2010. Presentation Handout
 
♦2009
"Out-of-print and out-of-touch." 
FlimFlam. The Newsletter of the Eastern Alameda County Bar Association, November 2009 Volume 10, Issue #8, pp. 3-4.
"A Statutory Battle of the Bees and Seedless Crops." 
FlimFlam. The Newsletter of the Eastern Alameda County Bar Association, October 2009 Volume 10, Issue #7, p 7.

Legal Web Logs

* How To Properly Describe An Invention For Your Patent Application – Part 2; July 2017;

* How To Properly Describe An Invention For Your Patent Application – Part 1; May 2017; http://www.jgpc.com/describing-an-invention-patent-application-1/

* Software Patents And Alice In The Looking Glass; April 2017

http://www.jgpc.com/software-patents-alice-looking-glass/

* What To Do Before You Disclose; March 2017;  http://www.jgpc.com/how-to-protect-invention-before-disclosure/

* Is That A Patent, Trademark Or Copyright?; February 2017;  http://www.jgpc.com/patent-trademark-copyright/

* Patent Ownership Is Not Based On The Date Of Postmark; January 2017; http://www.jgpc.com/patent-ownership-is-not-based-on-postmark/

* Registration solicitations for trademarks, patents and domains; December 1, 2013;

* Product Design as a Trademark; Thursday, September 13, 2012;

* Copyright For Critical Reading and Comp.;  April 1, 2012

* Cloud Computing, Part III - Online File Sharing and Cloud-Based Office Suites; April 1, 2012

* Cloud Computing, Part II - Electronic File Backup; April 1, 2012

* Cloud Computing, Part I - Software: ASP and SaaS; April 1, 2012

* Why file your corporation or LLC in California; November 17, 2011