What Does a Patent Actually do?

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?[…]

Trademark Office looses Challenge, Website Owner Gets Trademark

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[…]

Patent Applications Limited to Human Inventors, not SkyNet

Inventions by Computers Computers are now capable of helping with many of our daily and routine tasks. Computers are also being used to solve some of our most difficult and complex problems. In some cases this is done without human interaction as part of an artificial intelligence system. Recently, the USPTO said these computers are Read more about Patent Applications Limited to Human Inventors, not SkyNet[…]

How Much does a Patent Cost

Cost of a Patent One of the first questions from inventors is how much does a patent cost.  The answer, unfortunately varies.  You can file your own patent for as little as a few hundred dollars.  However, because of the complexity and potential value most people prefer to have a patent attorney file a patent Read more about How Much does a Patent Cost[…]

Washington Redskins new name may involve 5 steps Trademarking a New Name

5 Steps To Trademarking a New Name

Based on the trademark issues when Washington decided to change their football team’s name, you should follow the following 5 steps when choosing a new trademark.

Patent Strategies for Growth

A strong intellectual property strategy can provide long-term success. However, there are many misunderstandings about the patent process which can contribute to a weak intellectual property strategy.

Intellectual Property Law Update

In today’s intellectual property law update, the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) announced that their electronic system will again be down for maintenance for the entire weekend. Strike 3 Holdings, a prolific adult movie producer, who filed almost 2,000 copyright infringement lawsuits last year, has seen more of its copyright lawsuits dismissed for Read more about Intellectual Property Law Update[…]

Block Chain Patent Applications face familiar hurdles

Bitcoin and Block Chains Over the past several years, blockchain and block chain technologies, like Bitcoin and Ethereum have been the latest examples of disruptive technologies.  A disruptive technology is a technology which has the potential of shaking up established businesses and forming the basis of brand new innovations.  Block Chain is talked about as Read more about Block Chain Patent Applications face familiar hurdles[…]