What Physicians Should Know About Patents **Attorney Advertising**

Many physicians are surprised to learn that the methods or improvements they’ve developed while seeing patients or running their medical practices may be patentable. For example, a doctor may have developed a stronger suture or a gentle-glide catheter that offers more comfort for patients. These improvements to existing products, if they are truly new and […]

What Can’t You Patent? **Attorney Advertising**

A patent is a form of intellectual property that gives its owner the legal right to exclude others from making, using, selling, or importing an invention for a limited period of years. In order to get a patent, you must first file a patent application with the Patent Office in your country. In the US, […]

What Will Happen When My Patent Ends? **Attorney Advertising**

It may be disappointing to learn that the patent protection given to an inventor or entrepreneur does not last forever. Because of that fact, it’s critical for an inventor or entrepreneur to always keep the end goal in mind through each stage of the patent process. How Long Is My Patent Good For? Patent protection […]

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 […]