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Antonio Vann joins Williamsburg, VA intellectual property law firm

August 17, 2010 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Business, Press release 

WILLIAMSBURG, VA        The law firm of Bambi Faivre Walters, PC hires Antonio G. Vann to join its Williamsburg, Virginia, legal team.  Vann focuses his practice on trademark, unfair competition, and copyright law as well as business and commercial transaction law.  He offers services to assist with protecting, commercializing, and enforcing intellectual property assets.

In this Internet era, Vann understands the value of protecting and rewarding creative works as well as balancing economic and business interests.  He counsels clients on the role of intellectual property in market recognition as well as managing and leveraging these assets.  Vann’s legal background lends expertise and strengthens the firm’s copyright, trademark, trade secret and complex business litigation practice areas.

Vann received his B.A. in political science from Hampton University and attended The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, IL, receiving his J.D. with specific instruction in the area of intellectual property law.  Prior to receiving his law degree, he worked for several large law firms in the Washington, DC area.  Vann has over eight years of experience in the area of trademarks and copyrights and has worked with businesses, individuals, federal government, and others.

Antonio Vann is admitted to the Virginia State Bar (VSB No. 79765).  He is a member of several professional organizations including the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and the Virginia State Bar Intellectual Property Law Section.

Mr. Vann is a Virginia native, born and raised in the Hampton Roads area.  He is a graduate of Maury High School and remains active with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia.  If your organization is interested in discussing intellectual property or complex business issues, please feel free to contact the firm at 888-388-9614.

Green Technology Protection to Fast Track Success

April 11, 2010 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Inventor & Entrepreneur Updates, Patent Articles 

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has a pilot program that allows inventors to “speed up” the patent application process for examination of green technology inventions, including:

  • Greenhouse gas reduction and/or environmental quality;
  • Energy conservation, and
  • Development of renewable energy resources.

Currently, an application pertaining to environmental quality, or energy conservation, development of renewable energy resources or greenhouse gas reduction will not be advanced out of turn for examination unless it meets the requirements of the accelerated examination program.  Under the Green Technology Pilot Program, applications pertaining to environmental quality, energy conservation, development of renewable energy, or greenhouse gas emission reduction, are advanced out of turn for examination without meeting all of the current requirements of the accelerated examination program (e.g., examination support document).  The USPTO will accept only the first 3,000 petitions to make special in previously filed new applications, provided that the petitions meet the requirements set forth in the notice published on December 8, 2009, in the Federal Register.

If you have questions about the Green Technology Pilot Program, please feel free to email or call 888-388-9614.

A copy of the Petition application is attached.  USPTO Petition to Accelerate Green Tech form sb0420

June 10-11 Consumer Electronic Event in NY

April 10, 2009 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Inventor & Entrepreneur Updates 

On June 10 – 11, 2009, retailers, manufacturers, media, analysts and investors will gather in Midtown Manhattan for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) Line Shows. New York’s consumer electronics conference and showcase will focus attention on what’s new, what’s next and what’s happening in consumer technology innovations.

To register or get more information about the CEA Line Shows Inventor Area, click here or contact Rachel Costello | 212-533-1053 |

DMCA Response from Google: An Example

April 10, 2009 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Copyright Articles, Online Privacy 

Dear [XXXX],

We are in receipt of your attached complaint. Please note that the [description of infringing content]  in question have been removed.

As for the remaining URLs containing allegedly infringing images, please note that we are currently still investigating your case and will contact you when we have completed processing the request. We appreciate your patience during this process.

Please note that a copy of each legal notice we receive is sent to a third-party partner for publication and annotation. As such, your letter (with your personal information removed) will be forwarded to Chilling Effects ( ) for publication. You can see an example of such a publication at A link to your published letter will be displayed in Google’s search results in place of the removed content.

In the meantime, we ask that you refrain from continuously sending duplicate complaints of same as this causes delays in our process.


The Google Team

Virginia Angel Investors in WMSBG on April 29

April 10, 2009 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Inventor & Entrepreneur Updates 

Submit Funding Presentations to Virginia Angel Networks

Technology Businesses: Submit Your Funding Presentation to Angel Investors during Live Fire at William & Mary on Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Technology & Business Center at the College of William & Mary is hosting an exciting event – Live Fire at William & Mary! This is a terrific event to attend if you are interested in how companies present their plans and concepts for funding. It is low cost, educational, and entertaining all at the same time.

What: Live Fire at William & Mary
Where: Alumni House
When: Wednesday, 29 April
Time: 1:30 – 4:30
Cost: $20 regular admission $10 student admission
Registration: On-Line only at:

Live Fire, produced by Charlottesville Venture Group (CVG) and Virginia Active Angel Network (VAAN), is travelling to three universities (Virginia Tech, William & Mary, University of Richmond) and provides real “Live Fire” education to entrepreneurs, investors, students, and anyone who is interested in the dynamics of funding presentations to the angel investor community.

Here is your chance to watch as five companies present their business concepts and financial needs to a highly experienced panel of angel investors who ask tough and piercing questions about their plans and financial needs. Letitia Green, VAAN CEO keeps the program lightning quick and edged with good humor. This is your chance to see how the fundraising process really works and what companies have to go through to get funding. And, while this is primarily an educational event, the participating angel panel has invested in Live Fire participants. So, this is real.

And, if business wants an opportunity to submit, they can submit their plan to the Charlottesville Venture Group website for consideration.  If you miss the April 29, 2009 event, LiveFire will be at U of R on September 9, 2009.

For a highly educational and entertaining afternoon, coupled with lots of high-level networking, register now. Space is limited to 75 attendees!