Copyright, e-Commerce and the DMCA

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA) was developed in part for the purpose of formulating national policies relating to protecting some emerging computer technologies in order to optimize the United States’ competitiveness in world markets and enhance the growth of the American economy in general. International Electronic Marketplace Because technology had vastly changed Read more about Copyright, e-Commerce and the DMCA[…]

Secrets of Your Business are Protectable

Trade secrets are information that companies keep secret to give them an advantage over their competitors. Patents and Copyrights must be disclosed to be protected while Trade Secrets are protectable because they are not disclosed. While one of the most familiar examples of a trade secret is the formula for Coca-Cola, trade secret also protects Read more about Secrets of Your Business are Protectable[…]

Is Someone Squatting on Your Domain

While conducting business in today’s electronic age, it is common for a company to have an interest in a domain name which includes a phrase related to the company’s brand identity. However, sometimes that name has already been acquired by an individual for the sole purpose of ransoming it off to the highest bidder. As Read more about Is Someone Squatting on Your Domain[…]

What about International Patent Protection?

A patent issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) provides patent protection to an inventor only within the United States. Because each country has its own patent laws, other countries do not provide patent protection to a U.S. patentee, nor does the United States provide patent protection to a foreign patentee. Originally, Read more about What about International Patent Protection?[…]

Is my Business Method or Process Protectable?

Historical Basis Historically, a method or process of doing business was considered unpatentable, even if that process was otherwise useful, new and non-obvious. However, over the latter part of the 20th century, there was a slow realization that the basis for rejecting business method patent applications was because the process or method was not novel Read more about Is my Business Method or Process Protectable?[…]

July 2005

Is my Business Method or Process Protectable? Historical Basis Historically, a method or process of doing business was considered unpatentable, even if that process was otherwise useful, new and non-obvious. However, over the latter part of the 20th century, there was a slow realization that the basis for rejecting business method patent applications was because Read more about July 2005[…]