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France Works Hard to Put out Drone Laws

While many countries haven’t caught up to the United States when it comes to legislation around drones, many countries are now hard at work coming up with their own laws around the devices, including France. French legislators have a long list of drone-based laws they are about to release, and the new laws could seriously […]

What in the world is China doing?

When it comes to intellectual property developed in the United States, everybody knows it’s important to protect your individual rights.  And most people generally understand that, in this global world, it’s important to protect your rights throughout the world. Protecting your rights in another country means following the process and filing the proper paperwork in […]

Costa Concordia Survivors File Suit in Florida

It has been in the news a lot lately that the sunken cruise ship, Costa Concordia, is being refloated and will head on its final voyage to a scrapyard soon. It was a tragedy that stemmed from a bizarre series of incidents and miscalculations which tragically cost people their lives. But it is a tragedy […]

International Patents: How Do You Protect Yourself From Foreign Copiers?

You’ve got the next greatest money-making idea. You go to the U.S. patent office and get the tights to your idea. That’s all good, but what about the international rights? It’s a small world. You’ve heard that said many times, but especially now in the age of the internet and smart phones, the world has […]

Snowden – The Newest Name in Electric Cars?

Edward Snowden; you can hardly turn on the news or check out a newspaper without seeing his face plastered across some headline. His has become a household name, not just in the United States but around the world. With this kind of name recognition, it is only a matter of time before some entity or […]

Should I Seek A Foreign Patent: Invention Factors

As mentioned in an earlier blog, many businesses are unaware of the need and/or are unfamiliar with the procedures to extend patent rights outside the United States.  This article describes some factors characteristic of the invention itself that one may consider when making the important decision to file for patent protection in foreign countries. Invention Factors […]

Should I Seek A Foreign Patent? Legal Factors

As mentioned in my last blog, many businesses are unaware of the need and/or are unfamiliar with the procedures to extend patent rights outside the United States.  This article describes some legal factors one may consider when making the important decision to file for patent protection in foreign countries. Legal Factors Before initiating a time consuming […]

Should I Seek A Foreign Patent? Business Factors

Every United States patent contains a grant to the owner of the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the subject invention in the United States or importing the invention into the United States.  However, many businesses, especially small business and micro-entities, are unaware of the need and/or are unfamiliar […]

Software: Picking Your Protection

In the United States (and, for that matter, in most of the industrialized world), the three most common intellectual property right (IPR) protections available for software are patent, copyright, and trade secret.  Leaders of software development organizations must decide which protection (or protections) best supports the company’s business objectives, keeping in mind that different protections may be appropriate in each country in […]

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