Faruki Blog

Avoiding the Patent Troll Toll

The American patent system incentivizes inventors to patent an idea in exchange for obtaining the sole right of commercialization or exclusion of.. Read More

Faruki+ Partners Named to 2023 Best Lawyers in America

Attorney Morgan K. Napier Listed as "Ones to Watch"  DAYTON and CINCINNATI, Ohio — [August 18, 2022] – Faruki PLL Partners D. Jeffrey Ireland and.. Read More

Faruki PLL Is Hiring -- Consider Joining Our Team!

Faruki PLL seeks a corporate attorney with 3 or more years of experience in business and entity formation, corporate governance, debt financings,.. Read More

The Role of Markman Hearings in Patent Litigation (Co-Authored by Former Faruki Law Clerk Meghan L. Savercool)

When a party files a complaint alleging its patent has been infringed, it must make a "short and plain" statement claiming either direct.. Read More

Erin Rhinehart Named One of Dayton Business Journal’s Power 50

DAYTON and CINCINNATI, OH — [August 15, 2022] – Faruki PLL (Faruki+) Co-Managing Partner Erin Rhinehart has once again been named as one of the.. Read More

Navigating Non-Compete Agreements in Ohio (and elsewhere) – 2022 Update (Co-Authored by Melinda K. Burton)

Protection of a company's competitive advantage is vital.  This is particularly true in today's age and labor market environment where Covid-19 has.. Read More

Trade Dress – IP Right Outside of Words, Logos, and Symbols (Authored by Faruki Law Clerk Damini Mohan)

Trade dress is a type of trademark right that protects the overall appearance or feel of a product, in contrast to a traditional word or logo.. Read More

Erin Rhinehart Selected to Appear in 11th Edition of Benchmark Top 250 Women in Litigation

Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio — Benchmark Litigation has selected Erin Rhinehart, Co-Managing Partner of Faruki PLL to appear in the 11th edition of .. Read More

Raise a Glass to the Design Patent: A Comparison of Patent and Trademark Protections for Products Both Functional and Ornamental (Authored by Faruki Law Clerk Meghan L. Savercool)

In 2007, after months of research and prototype-testing, Boston Beer chairman Jim Koch unveiled what he dubbed the "perfect pint glass."  It has a.. Read More

What's the Frequency, Performance Rights? Businesses Can Run Afoul of Copyright Law by Just Playing Music

Music is ubiquitous in most people's daily lives. Everywhere from coffee shops to gyms to retail shops play music non-stop. However, even if everyone.. Read More