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Copyright & Trademark

Understanding patent infringement.

24th August 2009
To determine whether you have a problem with patent infringement you should first look and read the claims of the patent. If this is your patent that will obviously be easy. If not, then go to the USPTO website or Google patents and download a pdf copy...
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Patent Pending, shedding light on the confusion.

21st August 2009
The term patent pending comes with no guarantees. In some ways those rights are instant, yet in other ways they are conditional. And in some ways, those rights are retroactive back to the filing date. And, most importantly, you cannot file a lawsuit until...
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Why you should think twice about Provisional Patent Applications

20th August 2009
In the past, it was typically accepted as standard practice for an inventor to write up a really quick and dirty patent application, draft up some quick drawings with the kids' crayons and send it off to the USPTO as a provisional patent application. Occa...
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Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights, knowing when to use what and why.

20th August 2009
Patents, Trademarks, and Copyright all come with their unique strengths and weaknesses. In addition, Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights all overlap and can all operate a single device or service in many cases. For this reason, it is important to know w...
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Inventors: Do your own Patent Search Free!

16th August 2009
In the old days, patent searches were conducted in cold, dark rooms in Washington DC, at the United States Patent & Trademark Office. The USPTO now resides in Arlington, Virginia, and things have changed. Before, inventors would have to pony up thousand...


24th July 2009
There are many different types of claims of a patent application. Some patent claims are about the type of invention. There are apparatus claims, method or process claims, claims to designs, chemical composition, etc. There are also claims which are r...