Is a Product Superior Because it’s “Patent Pending?” **Attorney Advertising**

Tune into any episode of Shark Tank and you’ll hear contestants proudly working into their pitch that their invention is “patent pending,” as if this implies that the product is superior in some way and should be given an extra look by the sharks. Or maybe you’ve recently shopped on Amazon, and you’ve noticed sellers […]

Is Software Patentable? **Attorney Advertising**

Software has become one of the biggest concerns for our clients.  They are creating software applications every day and trying to figure out what, if anything, is patentable. When we are asked this question by developers, we try to learn more about the software, the underlying design and architecture of the software system to determine […]

What is the difference between the different forms of intellectual property? **Attorney Advertising**

Intellectual Property is commonly referred to as “creations of the mind,” covering everything from artworks, inventions, logos, trademarks, music and software.  In the world of intellectual property, however, there are different tools used to protect each aspect of one’s creations or inventions. We’ll outline the four major tools used by intellectual property attorneys—trademarks, copyrights, patents […]

Keep Your Patent Ideas to Yourself! **Attorney Advertising**

Did you know that disclosing information about your invention could prevent you from receiving patent protection in the future? It’s true. And if you have an invention that you believe is novel and unique, the following blog post will explain why you’ll want to keep your cards held close to the vest. Patents are granted […]

9 Things to Know When Applying for International Patents **Attorney Advertising **

If you have a patentable invention and some (or all) of your competitors are located outside of the United States, your attorney may advise you to file for various international patents in order to protect your invention in the foreign countries where you are doing business or selling your product. It’s important to note that […]