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What is a Patent?

How many times have you come across inventors who have been ripped off because they did not obtain a patent for their inventions? Quite often isn’t it? Even if you do not specifically know someone, hop online and do a quick search. Chances are you will find hundreds of stories of people claiming that they […]

Kelly G. Swartz Speaker at The Canaveral Pen Women

The Canaveral Pen Women April Meeting10 AMSaturday April 11, 2015    Suntree/Viera Library902 Jordan Blass DriveMelbourne   Speaker The Canaveral Pen WomenIntellectual PropertyAttorney   The Canaveral Pen Women is a branch of the Florida State Association of The National League of American Pen Women, Inc. (FSA/NLAPW), a nonprofit umbrella organization that provides support to all […]

Attorneys from Widerman Malek, PL meet with Governor Rick Scott

        Attorneys Mark Malek, and Dan Pierron had to opportunity to meet with Governor Rick Scott recently during the grand opening of the new facility at the Melbourne International Airport for private jet manufacturer Embraer.  The facility represented yet another investment by Embraer in Melbourne to expand their operations. This expansion would […]

Patents – Get the Facts Right Part 1

It’s so easy to get caught up in the hype about patents that you somehow lose the understanding and the truth of what they cover and don’t cover, what they’re worth and not worth and when they’re needed and not needed. Everyone has an opinion and you soon learn that not everyone knows what they’re […]

7 Easy Steps to Selling Your Patent

Now that you have done all the leg work and have successfully acquired your patent, you may be wondering if you should push forward into production and venture down that sometimes daunting road, or if you should put a price tag on your invention and sell it to the highest bidder? If you choose to […]

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True or False – Questions About Intellectual Property

T or F? Improvements to old technologies may be patented.  True. You actually can get a patent on an improvement to an old technology as long as the improvement is something new and it’s not just an obvious improvement—that’s the key. In fact, most technologies are just improvements to things that have come before. T […]

How to Choose the Right Patent Attorney

As an inventor, you know everything there is to know about your inventions. You’ve studied it, revised it, tested it and shared it (at least with a few good friends). Well, now that you’ve done your part, it’s time to find the right attorney who has also studied and skillfully mastered his craft to handle […]

WM Partner Speaks to Community Foundation Non-Profit Workshop

Widerman Malek, PL Managing Partner, Mark Malek, spoke at the Community Foundation Non-Profit Workshop on September 12, 2014 about intellectual property matters that need to be considered by non-profits when carrying out their day to day business.  The topics included various issues regarding patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.  With respect to trademarks and copyrights, […]

On the Lookout for Patent Trolls

There is a very real fear out there about someone filing an Intellectual Property (IP) theft suit against you for your original idea. Creators are holding their patents close to their hearts so that others will not lay claim to them. It is only when IP is protected that it can be productive and be […]

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