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 […]

Sometimes Applying for a Patent Just Doesn’t Make Sense **Attorney Advertising **

When an entrepreneur or inventor develops a new product or invention, generally their first thoughts turn to patent protection. They want to know what it will take to secure a patent that will protect their invention and ultimately prevent others from stealing or misappropriating their work. When we talk to clients on their initial kick-off […]

What Happens When My Patent Expires? **Attorney Advertising **

Obtaining a patent can be a difficult and costly experience.  Not to mention, it can take years before a patent is ultimately approved by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. After investing the time and money necessary to move through the patent approval process, it can be frustrating to find out that the patent […]

I Have an Idea for an Invention—How Can I Patent It? **Attorney Advertising**

So, you’ve come up with a great idea for an invention and you want to patent it before it’s discovered by someone else. How can you get started? In the world of intellectual property, your idea cannot be patented, but your invention certainly can, assuming it is novel. Many people assume that an idea and […]

Patent Trolls: Who Are They and What Do They Want? **Attorney Advertising **

There are companies that exist for the sole purpose of going after others for patent infringement (whether real or alleged) using hardball tactics. Such companies may not even be the inventor behind the patent; rather, they may simply buy patents from others and enforce them aggressively. In the world of Intellectual Property, such companies are […]

Patent License and Assignment Negotiation **Attorney Advertising**

After creating an invention or product and successfully completing the patent application process to obtain a registered patent, one of the most difficult parts of owning a patent is negotiating licenses and assignments. Licensing and/or assigning your patent is one of the best ways to monetize your patent, especially if you are not manufacturing or […]

Similar Products, Different Patents **Attorney Advertising**

You’ve worked long and hard to create something new, and now you’re gearing up to apply for a patent. You know that you won’t be granted a patent if your invention isn’t unique, so you do a search for similar patents…and you find them. Now what? If you find a patent or design that is […]

Need a Patent? Step One is a Prior Art Search **Attorney Advertising **

It’s important to the patent process that one does a prior art search to make sure that no one else has patented the same invention or design. A design or invention may serve a purpose and not be obvious, but one can’t patent what has already been discovered and disclosed because it’s not unique or […]