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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?

A Poor Man’s Patent is No Way to Patent Your Idea

A poor man’s patent is not a good way to try to protect your invention. It does not give an inventor the same type of protection as a patent application does, and will not likely be useful to monetize your invention.

Widerman Malek, PL Supports Brevard PALS at Wine Tasting Event

On Friday March 6, 2014, Brevard PALS held their annual wine tasting event. PALS is an organization in Brevard County that “Provides Autism Links and Supports” and is associated with the University of Central Florida. The event was hosted by Mark and Aileen Malek, who are pictured above along with Widerman Malek, PL Paralegal Michelle […]

Patent Protection Doesn’t Mean Freedom to Operate

By: Dan Pierron I’ve recently had several discussions with a client whose primary concern was his ability to make and sell his product, as well as to prevent others from stopping him from making and selling his product. His concerns, while seemingly simple and certainly reasonable, are actually quite nuanced in their meaning and requiring […]

There Is No Such Thing As A Complete Patent Search

By: Mark R. Malek My previous articles (see them here, here and here) have provided information on the requirements of disclosing prior art and about how to do some prior art searching.  Many times, I am asked by a client to provide them a “complete” patent search that locates every piece of related prior art […]

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