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What is an Intellectual Property Strategy Session?

The difference between an intellectual property (IP) strategy session and a free initial consultation is that the former is personalized while the latter concerns general questions. If you require more specific counsel for your patent or trademark, you will benefit from an IP strategy session. Unlike the free initial consultation, our team can discuss your… Read more »

What is a Patent License Agreement?

In short, a patent license agreement is a legal contract created to define the terms under which a licensee may create, sell, and use a patented invention from a licensor (or patent owner). This agreement also spells out how royalties will be paid to the licensor/patent owner. Types of Patent License Agreements Different patent license… Read more »

What Are the Different Types of Patents?

An inventor can protect their patents by becoming incredibly knowledgeable of the various types of patents and how to use them. The government provides inventors various patents to most effectively protect and accommodate all the different inventions out there. By understanding each patent and its respective application, an inventor can best utilize the U.S. Patent… Read more »

Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Patent Lawyer

If you seek an attorney specializing in patent applications, there are a few questions to keep in mind before hiring. So, to make sure you choose the right lawyer to help you file your patent, we’ve put together four questions you should ask your candidates. What is your technical background? No matter how simple your… Read more »

Protecting Your Invention

One of the easiest ways an inventor can make money is by licensing their invention to other people or companies. However, doing so can prove risky as you may be sabotaging your rights to the invention. In other words, you increase the likelihood of your invention being copied or stolen when you continuously reveal information… Read more »

Is Your Trademark Already Registered?

Avoid legal problems and stress by ensuring you do not infringe on another person or company’s trademarks. Essentially, trademarks are precious symbols and words that businesses create to make their products and services easy to identify. So, you need to make sure that the trademark you are looking to use for your business is not… Read more »

How to Protect Your Intellectual Property

The excitement of creating a new invention may compel you to tell everyone you know. However, you must prioritize protecting your new idea over sharing your success. You most likely put a great deal of time and effort into your invention, and therefore, it is in your best interest to protect it. You can obtain… Read more »

How to File a Patent

If you’re looking to claim a business name, you are probably looking to obtain a trademark. If you wrote a book, song, or play, you want to obtain copyrights. However, if you invented the next big thing and want to make sure no one else makes money from your idea, you need to patent your… Read more »

How Do You Fight Patent Infringement?

Patent infringement occurs when a person or company sells, offers, or utilizes a patented invention without the patent owner’s permission. While the invention’s information may be publicly accessible, it cannot be used without the patent holder’s approval. If this happens, the patent owner has the right to pursue legal action against anyone who infringes on… Read more »

A Practitioner’s Guide to Patent Challenges at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: CHAPTER 4 (DRAFT): Initiating a Post-Grant Proceeding at the USPTO

This document is in draft form and subject to further revision by the author. This document is not to be used as a legal reference and does not constitute legal advice. You should consult a lawyer if you have legal issues requiring attention. Nothing in this document creates an express or implied contract. The outcome of particular legal matters is dependent upon the facts and law applicable to the matters.