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How to File a Patent

If you have invented something, chances are high that you want to implement protections to ensure that no one else misappropriates or wrongfully takes credit for your idea. The best way to protect your invention is to obtain a...

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Business owners create things. Whether you created a new invention to sell, an artistic work to publish, or a brand for your company, creations of the mind are highly important to business owners. Under the law, such creations of...

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Last month, we introduced some basic ideas about intellectual property and intellectual property law as it relates to startups. In that post, we focused on ways that the law could protect ideas that people or companies were trying to...

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently announced that it plans to open a regional branch in the San Jose area. Satellite offices are also planned for Dallas and Denver, in addition to a recently-opened office in...

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You have a great piece of software or technology that you have developed, and you think it could be worth something. Should you file a patent? And how hard or easy it is to do? Patents (most of which...

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It can be scary to get a patent infringement notice, but first of all, don’t panic.  Here are some steps you can take if someone claims that you are infringing upon their patent. First, check that the patent is current...

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