During time of international conflict, some countries attack other countries use computer systems as a way to obtain valuable information from their opponent, including their secret plans, drawings and intellectual property. To help avoid intrusions and loss of data, you should make sure your passwords and computers are up to date.
On February 24th, the US Supreme Court ruled that errors in a copyright application do not automatically invalidate a copyright. The case provided a win for artists avoiding copyright technicality defenses.
Patent Priority Filing a patent is required to not only obtain priority over later inventors but also to prevent patent rights from being lost as a result of the Patent On Sale Bar Doctrine. Patent rights are based on priority. Generally, patent rights go to the first inventor. However, as a result of the American Read more about File Patent Applications Quickly to avoid On Sale Bar[…]
A Patent Application can cover multiple inventions. There are different reasons why One Strategy for drafting a wining Patent Application can include covering
History of Trade Secrets For many businesses, protecting trade secrets is important. Trade secret laws protect secret business information against unauthorized use or disclosure by one who obtains it through improper means. The protection of confidential business information has historically been protected. Protecting trade secret information dates as far back as Roman times, when Roman Read more about Protecting Trade Secrets is Good Business[…]
Great Patents On this Day On this day, January 3, in patent history, Marvin C. Stone invented the paper drinking straw. Prior to Stone’s invention, people used to drink beverages from rye grass or other hollow reed grasses. Marvin Stone, a civil war veteran enjoyed mint tulips. However, drinking mint tulips from musky grasses ruined Read more about Great Patents on this Day – January 3[…]
The invention of the modern Christmas has been relatively recent. Some claim that the modern Christmas was invented when Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in 1843. Prior to 1843, Christmas varied between a pagan rooted solstice ritual and a Mardi-Gras type event where party goers travelled house-to-house demanding wine and food. In the middle Read more about The Surprising Inventions of Christmas[…]
Growing up, I wasn’t a huge fan of ABBA. However, over time I have grown to appreciate it for what it is. Maybe I have mellowed, maybe I like it more because it isn’t on every music station, maybe I have just listened to the music. Whatever the case, I grown to appreciate their music. Read more about ABBA files Lawsuit to Prevent Loss of Goodwill[…]
Learning about a Patent One of the most common questions we get is, “What does a patent actually do?” To understand what a patent does, it helps to first understand what a patent doesn’t do. A patent doesn’t give a patent owner the right to make, use or practice their invention. A patent give the Read more about What Does a Patent Actually do?[…]
Trademarking Domain Names In a win for a business owner, the Supreme Court recently held that a company’s website which used a .com ending was protectable as a trademark, reversing the decision of the trademark office. Booking.com had attempted to register its domain, Booking.com and the USPTO rejected the application claiming it was generic. The Read more about Trademark Office looses Challenge, Website Owner Gets Trademark[…]