Category Archives: Patents

Plant Patent Provides Monopoly for Holiday Flowers

U.S. Plant Patent Many of us associate the holiday season with Poinsettia Plants. However, few people realize that it was covered by a plant patent for over a hundred years. Like the poinsettia plant, its history, is colorful and interesting. … Continue reading

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What is a Patent?

What is a Patent?  Patents are basically ownership of a tool, product, or process and once ownership of a patent is obtained, anyone hoping to use the patent must pay the owner money which is typically provided under license.  This … Continue reading

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Patent Infringement

How to Stop Patent Infringement Patent Infringement refers to someone who uses, makes or sells your patented invention without permission. Typically, a patent gives the patent owner the right to obtain a license from anyone who makes, uses or sells … Continue reading

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Are Your Computer Programs Patentable?

Patenting Computer Inventions in view of the recent Supreme Court Ruling Computer code is not mentioned as being patentable under the 35 U.S.C. 101.  However, mathematical algorithms have been excluded from patent protection and computer code was historically believed to … Continue reading

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Your Intellectual Property Questions Answered

As an Intellectual Property Law firm, we are constantly being asked about the types of intellectual property. Many people know that they want their intellectual property (ie., inventions, ideas, art, writing, etc.) protected, but they are unsure as to what … Continue reading

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What is a Patent Attorney?

As a Patent Attorney, people have no idea what we do…   Once you have that great invention, your next step is to look for a great patent attorney: A patent attorney who not only understands your invention, but can … Continue reading

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The Purpose of a Patent and Patent Searches

Continuing with our Patent 101 series, today we look at the Purpose of a Patent and Patent searches. What is a Patent? Patents are rewards granted to inventors by the government for coming up with a new and useful invention.  … Continue reading

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Do you Know Patent Basics?

Patents are often discussed, but more than any other type of intellectual property, usually misunderstood.  Simply stated, patents are a right granted from the government to exclude others from competing with the patent owner.  To obtain a patent, a number … Continue reading

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Fallout from Apple’s Design Patents – Design Patents Come into Favor

In the face of Apple’s billion dollar victory against Samsung, Design Patents are changing how Branded companies look at protecting and enforcing their IP rights. The billion dollar judgment brought to the attention of businesses everywhere, but especially those focused … Continue reading

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New AIA Patent Law Brings Rush

 On the eve of the new AIA patent law changes, most law firms around the country were scrambling to file patent application s before the U.S. switched to the new first to file system, bombarding the Patent Office with a … Continue reading

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