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Widerman Malek, PL Partner Speaks to Small Business Owners

Mark Malek, Managing Partner of Widerman Malek, PL, presented a lecture on patent law to a group of small business owners on Tuesday April 1, 2014 in Cape Canaveral Florida.  The presentation was made at a Small Business Conference organized by the Florida 8(a) Alliance. Topics of the presentation included a general overview of patent […]

How to Correct Inventorship

How To Correct Inventorship On A Patent Application

In cases where either the wrong inventors were listed on a patent application, or if the proper inventors were omitted from the patent application, the Patent Office provides a process for correcting inventorship.

Where Good Ideas Come From

Where Good Ideas Come From

This is a great video that outlines where good ideas come from. This is an advertisement for the book by Steve Johnson. A great video to really help inventors getting started, and to help people running a business do so more efficiently.

March Madness and Other NCAA Trademarks

By: Mark R. Malek So the big tournament starts tonight – that’s right, we are starting with 64 teams and the team that goes through the tournament undefeated brings home the big trophy.  Half the fun is looking for that Cinderella team that upsets a few teams on the way, maybe even makes it to […]

Reviving A Patent That Was Abandoned For Failure To Pay Maintenance Fees

By: Mark R. Malek You may recall that my last article was directed to the requirement to pay maintenance fees in order to keep your patent alive.  As was discussed in that article, maintenance fees must be paid at 3.5 years, 7.5 years and 11.5 years after the patent has issued. When someone has not paid […]

Reviving An Abandoned Patent Application

By: Mark R. Malek If you haven’t noticed, many of my posts lately have revolved around the questions that I get from various clients.  This one was a tough one. Not necessarily from the perspective of not knowing what to do, but having to hear the horror story from this client.  Unfortunately, it is a […]

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