What is Intellectual Property Law?
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What is Intellectual Property Law?

Intellectual property refers to the expressions of creativity such as naming of goods and services in interstate commerce, inventive concepts, art and designs. Individual legal rights to protection of this creativity can be found in patent, trademark and copyright law. An intellectual property law attorney can help explain the differences and similarities among these three…

SHOULD I CALL A PATENT ATTORNEY?
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SHOULD I CALL A PATENT ATTORNEY?

Should I Call a Patent Attorney? Allgaier Patent Solutions receives calls and emails from inventors who are interested in protecting their ideas. Most inventors are interested in marketing, licensing or selling their ideas. Most inventors would mention that they have upwards of 5 ideas and are ready to move forward right away. Most patent attorneys…

Parts of a Patent Application
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Parts of a Patent Application

Parts of a Patent Application The USPTO defines what needs to be included in a patent application. Utility, design and provisional applications all require similar elements but utility applications have the most requirements. The application must have a complete specification, drawings (if needed) and the filing fee and an oath or declaration. Oath or Declaration…

SHOULD I CALL A PATENT ATTORNEY
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SHOULD I CALL A PATENT ATTORNEY

Allgaier Patent Solutions receives calls and emails from inventors who are interested in protecting their ideas. Most inventors are interested in marketing, licensing or selling their ideas. Most inventors would mention that they have upwards of 5 ideas and are ready to move forward right away. Most patent attorneys would express some interest in the…

Patent Attorneys and Patent Prosecution
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Patent Attorneys and Patent Prosecution

Should I Call a Patent Attorney? Allgaier Patent Solutions receives calls and emails from inventors who are interested in protecting their ideas. Most inventors are interested in marketing, licensing or selling their ideas. Most inventors would mention that they have upwards of 5 ideas and are ready to move forward right away. Most patent attorneys…

What Constitutes Copyright Infringement?
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What Constitutes Copyright Infringement?

Subject to certain defenses, it is copyright infringement for someone other than the author to do the following without the author’s permission:1. copy or reproduce the work2. create a new work derived from the original work (for example, by translating the work into a new language, by copying and distorting the image, or by transferring…

5 WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
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5 WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Trademark your business or product name – Intellectual property includes artistic and musical works, designs, images, literature and software. These help develop brand recognition and customer trust in a specific industry. Avoid copying other brands – The United States Patent and Trademark office refers to copying as “likelihood of confusion.” This exists if your trademark…

Utility Patents
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Utility Patents

UTILITY PATENTS There are two types of utility 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. A provisional application is automatically abandoned 12 months after its filing date and…

Can I change ownership of a patent application?
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Can I change ownership of a patent application?

During examination of a pending patent application or after the patent is granted, the owner of the patent may change: 1) the original owner may transfer ownership to another entity or party, through an “assignment;” or 2) the original owner may retain ownership but change its name. The original owner should record the assignment or…