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What Does the American Invents Act (AIA) Actually Accomplish?

Patent reform is something that seems to come alive and then die off.  The American Invents Act (AIA) was legislation that was passed on September 16, 2011 by the Obama Administration.  In the last 4 years, more and more of its respective sections have been made effective and apparent that there is much more work […]

Do I Need Intellectual Property Protection?

Intellectual property law has been around for well over two hundred years.   It has been added to and rewritten in efforts to keep up with the changing times.  The internet forever changed the way material is published.  To protect your original works, you need intellectual property protection.  The good news is that it may be […]

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.  […]

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 […]

Hiring an Intellectual Property Attorney

There used to be a time when intellectual property attorneys were hard to come by since the number of disputes arising out of intellectual property violations used to be few and far between. It is not really a surprise that most of these cases used to be handled by lawyers who might not have specialized […]

Patent Trolls and Intellectual Property Laws

Are you an inventor? Do you create beautiful paintings or take wonderful pictures? What about an author, are you writing a book? Opening a new business? If you can say yes to any of these questions, you have an interest in Intellectual Property laws. Have you looked into these? As with any law, there are […]

Patent Office Updates

Some pretty important changes have come across the news wires lately regarding the US Patent Office.  In order to keep our readers up to date, we thought we’d share some of the highlights: The US Patent Office has announced a new Commissioner for Trademarks.  Mary Dennison  assumed her new position on January 1, 2015.  In […]

Local Patents Recently Approved

People in the Orlando area are certainly a creative and interesting group!  In fact, we love keeping an eye on newly granted patents submitted by local inventors and business owners and are always astounded at the wonderful inventions. Some of these are technological in nature.  Others are medical inventions and still others are engineering inventions.  […]

Patents – Get the Facts Right Part 2

You’ve ventured into this world of patents for one reason or another. Although it’s exciting it can be equally frightening. There are many myths being tossed about and you’re not sure you have all of the right answers. Well here is some guidance to help you sort through the truths and the myths of patents. […]

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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