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Patent Office Introduces AI Capability for Search

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) introduced new artificial intelligence (AI) capability for examiner searching. The bulletin regarding this announcement can be found here.  In the bulletin, it is explained that the AI system can be used by examiners to assist in conducting searches for prior art during the examination process of the […]

International Patent Application Strategies  

There are different standards in the United States regarding what is patentable and not compared to foreign jurisdictions, notably in the Japanese and European Patent offices. The decision to pursue foreign protection is not just about what markets you are interested in but also about the viability of getting protection in those markets.    In the […]

The Patent Filing Process

If you have an excellent idea that you would like to try and make an invention out of, it’s important that you take the time to patent it before making it known to a bunch of other people. That’s because that idea is only recognized as yours if you have a legal patent for it. […]

Why Intellectual Property Insurance Makes Sense

If you own a major company that relies on intellectual property as one of the most important elements to success, and this is often a part of most major companies, then you should consider getting intellectual property insurance. This is an insurance property that protects the intellectual property of your company, and helps cover your […]

Mistakes that Inventors Make When Attempting to Obtain a Patent

When it comes to information and legal standings some people may have a harder time than others. There is an abundance of information out there regarding the legal and personal matters of inventions and what rights inventors have when creating a new or improved creation. However, many inventors tend to make very common mistakes when […]

Becoming a Patent Attorney

Many inventors seek out attorneys to help them obtain a patent in the United States. However, the patent attorney that they seek out must have certification by passing the Patent Bar Examination. The US Patent office requires that in order to become a patent attorney and to practice in your residential state you must pass […]

The Importance of the NDA

You are excited – you finally came up with an invention. You cannot wait to get your ideas out there, but before you do, you have to protect yourself. This is done with an NDA. This agreement is almost always warranted when you come up with an invention. Think of it as your protection against […]

Mark Malek Awarded 2015 Bernie Simpkins Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Widerman Malek Managing Partner, Mark Malek, was awarded the 2015 Bernie Simpkins Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Space Coast Business. The awards ceremony was held on December 1, 2015 at the Melbourne Hilton Rialto. Pictured below are Mark and Aileen Malek.

Do You Have a Patent Troll Giving You Trouble?

Under an old creaky bridge lives the troll and you must pass his test in order cross to the other side.  Today, a troll is much more than the figurative creature in a story told to children.  A troll is someone who intentionally waits for its victims to attempt to cross and then commits extortion.  […]

Can I License my Invention Without a Patent?

Technically, an invention can be licensed without having patent protection, but why would anyone pay for a right that was not protected?

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