Why Provide Copyright Notice?

As they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. When it comes to copyright law, providing Copyright notice on a work before an infringing activity occurs can contribute to the sucess of a later claim of Infringement. U.S. copyright laws give protection to authors and artists for “original works of authorship.” Read more about Why Provide Copyright Notice?[…]

What to Do When a Website Infringes Your Mark?

Over the past few years, Internet search engines, such as Google or Yahoo, have generated large revenues by selling advertising through sponsored links or pop-up ads. For example, businesses pay a fee to Google to have their advertisements “pop-up” when certain keywords or search terms have been entered. Disputes over this process have arisen due Read more about What to Do When a Website Infringes Your Mark?[…]

Why Should I Register a Trademark?

While a “trademark” has a certain level of protection from the moment the mark is first used in commerce, without being registered on the federal or state level, there are several significant advantages to federal registration. To register a mark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the mark must first meet certain eligibility Read more about Why Should I Register a Trademark?[…]

Can I Protect My Invention Overseas?

Once you apply for a US patent, you may want to consider filing for a patent in other countries, if you plan to manufacture, sale, promote or use the invention in other countries. However, the cost to file in each country would be very expensive if an applicaiton had to be drafted for each country Read more about Can I Protect My Invention Overseas?[…]

Got a Patent, Now What?

After applying for a patent, inventors frequently find themselves in a position where they lack the resources to develop and market their inventions. Others with the necessary capital and resources sometimes approach inventors to offer funding to license patents and technology (at times before an actual patent is granted). The inventor, theoretically, will then receive a share of sales Read more about Got a Patent, Now What?[…]

April 2005

Got a Patent, Now What? After applying for a patent, inventors frequently find themselves in a position where they lack the resources to develop and market their inventions. Others with the necessary capital and resources sometimes approach inventors to offer funding to license patents and technology (at times before an actual patent is granted). The inventor, theoretically, will then Read more about April 2005[…]