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Licensing or Assignment: Which is Better?

You are an inventor. You’ve just come up with a great invention that you are sure will sell. You go get a patent on this great idea. Now it is time to start making money from it. Problem: You don’t have the resources or capital to mass produce your great invention. So now you have […]

Continued Obligation to Monitor Small Entity Status in the Patent Office

By: Mark R. Malek As you may recall, my last couple of articles have been about the different statuses that an inventor can claim when paying fees to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  The first of these series of articles was an introduction to the micro-entity status, which allows inventors that qualify as […]

So Many Rocks … So Little Time

Your company has decided to conduct an audit to take inventory of its intellectual assets (IA), and has an idea of the level of abstraction at which it will identify those assets.  So where should the company start seining for IA information?  The following tips may be helpful.

Infringement Analysis: What To Expect

Imagine you are a patent holder, and you suspect a competitor may be infringing on your exclusive rights related to your invention.  You ask your patent attorney to help you stop the infringing behavior.  Your attorney (hopefully) responds by recommending an infringement analysis.  You may think, “Analysis?!?  What’s to think about?  I just want to stop […]

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