Patent law

Protect your intellectual property with a US patent. Read more about what a patent is and why your idea or invention needs to be patent protected. Read More >>>

In the United States there are three types of patents and each patent type has its own set of unique terms. Read More >>>

A patent owner has the right to prevent others from practicing the invention in the patent. Read More >>>

A patent owner has the right to prevent others from practicing the invention in the patent. Read More >>

We live in a rapidly changing world. This makes it a great environment for new product and invention ideas. Read More >>>

While the rights of a patent are very distinct from a trademark or copyright, each has different legal protections. Read More >>>

Learn the difference between a patentable subject matter and non patentable idea. Read More >>>


There are several different parts of the patent application that must be completed correctly before presenting your patent to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Read More >>>

These names refer to the subject matter that is defined in the claims of a utility patent. Read More >>>

If your invention is new and non-obvious, it may be eligible for a patent. Read More >>>

In addition to being new and non-obvious, there are other limitations to patentability. Read More >>>

Prior art is the term given to information that has been publicly disclosed prior to the filing date of the patent. Read More >>>

The best way to determine whether an invention is patentable is to have a patent search completed and than analyzed by a professional. Read More >>>

Often this type of preliminary search will be limited to US databases and not take into account other international patent offices. There are other considerations as well. Read More >>>

There are terms to a patent and when that expires it becomes public domain. Read More >>>

Unfortunately, no. Read More >>>

A patent is enforced through the Federal Courts of the United States. Read More >>>

A Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will examine a patent application. Read More >>>

A patent attorney will have a technical degree, most often an engineering degree, or a science degree, as well as a law degree. Read More >>>

Starting in the early 2000’s the United States started to publish all patent publications. Read More >>>

Patents help further innovation. Read More >>>

Trademark law

A trademark functions as an indicator of source for a good or a service. Read More >>>

The short answer is virtually anything that functions as an indicator of source. Read More >>>

Intellectual property includes trademarks, copyrights and patents. Read More >>>

A clever name or slogan or logo without the sale of goods or services is not a trademark. Read More >>>

There are 8 top benefits to obtaining trademark use. Read More >>>

To obtain a Federal trademark registration, the process is initiated by completing and submitting a Federal Trademark Application with the USPTO. Read More >>>

Between 9 and 20 months. Read More >>>

The spectrum of trademarks include fanciful, arbitrary, suggestive descriptive, and generic trademarks. Read More >>>

Contact a Trademark Attorney if you receive an Office Action or a rejection. Read More >>>

Often, there is a misconception that has “trademarked a word”. Read More >>>

All hope is not lost! Read More >>>

Learn about the difference between common law trademark and state trademark. Read More >>>

Approval of a domain name, and approval of a corporate name by the Secretary of State of a particular state, does not, in and of itself confer trademark rights, nor does it mean that you can use that name in association with your goods or services. Read More >>>

Only a Federally Registered Trademark can use the coveted “circle R”, or ®. Read More >>>

The Trademark Office of the USPTO (and the trademark offices generally around the world) classify all of the different goods and services into forty-five different International Classes. Read More >>>

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