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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[…]
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[…]
How to Patent an Idea Making money off of your million dollar idea, can be rewarding, but it is not easy. Often times, to become successful, an inventor must build a business around their new product idea, or they must sell their idea to another company. Making millions of dollars off your first idea takes Read more about How to Patent an Idea (4 steps)[…]
How to Get a Patent In the United States, a patent is issued by the United States Patent Office. To get a patent, they will need to register your patent and to register your patent, you will need to file an application. However, before we get too far ahead of ourselves, we need to take a Read more about 101 Series – How to Get a Patent in 5 Easy Steps[…]
Applying for a patent In the U.S. requires that the patent application must be directed towards patentable subject matter and that it be Useful, New and Non-Obvious. Patentable Subject Matter To be patentable, the subject matter of the invention should be directed towards a new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or Read more about Applying for a Patent[…]
Race to File a Patent Application Why would an inventor file a patent application covering a blockchain? Recently, many American and Chinese inventors have filed for patent applications covering blockchain technologies. IBM recently was awarded a blockchain patent (US Pat. No. 10,091,228) for detecting network security breaches. Currently, IBM has 89 blockchain patents, while Alibaba Read more about Racing to file a Patent Application for Blockchains[…]