Logo Registrations
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Logo Registrations

You company logo helps to identify your goods and service. This is the most important method of distinguishing your brand from other companies. Please give us a call to help you protect your logo by registering it a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A standard character mark protects letters or numbers that are…

Can I Patent a Product that I’m Currently Selling?
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Can I Patent a Product that I’m Currently Selling?

The United States Code provides that a product that has been present in the public domain for more than 12 months is no longer patentable. The 12 month anniversary establishes a statutory bar against patentability; you have 12 months from the date that you first made it public to file your patent application. A patent…

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A COPYRIGHT AND A PATENT?
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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A COPYRIGHT AND A PATENT?

The Difference Between Copyright and Patent. Patents refer to an invention, whereas copyrights refer to the expression of an idea, such as an artistic work. They are governed by different rules, so it is important to know which is applicable to your works.

There are Various Types of Patent Applications
201912.09
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There are Various Types of Patent Applications

There are various types of patents that inventors should be aware: UTILITY PATENTS There are two types of utility and plant patent applications: provisional and nonprovisional. A provisional application is a quick and inexpensive way for inventors to establish a U.S. filing date for their invention, which can be claimed in a later-filed nonprovisional application….

What is Fair use of a Copyright?
201912.06
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What is Fair use of a Copyright?

What is Fair use of a Copyright? Fair use is a legal doctrine that promotes freedom of expression by permitting the unlicensed use of copyright-protected works in certain circumstances. Section 107 of the Copyright Act provides the statutory framework for determining whether something is a fair use and identifies certain types of uses—such as criticism, comment, news…

Today in Patent History: The Combined folding bed and cabinet-front was patented on December 5, 1893
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Today in Patent History: The Combined folding bed and cabinet-front was patented on December 5, 1893

Inventor NIELS ODEGAARD AND GOTFRED KUHNLE, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS invented the COMBINED FOLDING BED AND CABINET-FRONT. The application was filed on September 15,1892. serial No. 445,938. (No model.) This invention relates to improvements in folding-beds and has for its object to provide a bed of this character having a cabinet or dressing-case front, which is…

Can I Check the Status of my Patent Application?
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Can I Check the Status of my Patent Application?

Your patent attorney will keep you updated on the status of your patent application. If you are not assigned to an attorney, the following information might be helpful. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is pleased to present PAIR – Patent Application Information Retrieval System. PAIR has a private site that provides a USPTO/Internet…

Who is a Joint Inventor?
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Who is a Joint Inventor?

A joint inventor is an individual who has not only made a significant contribution to the conception of the invention, but also participated in a “collaboration or concerted effort” towards the invention.  If the inventor and another individual contributed to the invention as claimed, each party is a joint inventor. Each party is considered to have shared…

Profile of Women Inventors
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Profile of Women Inventors

Major findings: The share of patents that include at least one woman as an inventor increased from about 7 percent in the 1980s to 21 percent by 2016. Even with this increase in patent counts, women inventors made up only 12 percent of all inventors on patents granted in 2016. Gains in female participation in…