If you have just received a patent infringement notice, you may not know what to do next. If your company has made, used, or sold a product that has already been patented, you may receive notice of patent infringement. Receiving a patent infringement notice can be very frightening. You may not think it can happen […]
What if someone wants to buy my patent?
The opportunity to sell a patent for a great price is something many inventors dream about. While many aspire to have a patent that does well in the marketplace, others dream of a day when they can leave the work to someone else. Whether you are actively trying to sell your patent, or someone has […]
So you have good genes. Do they belong to you?
Whether you have a flawless complexion or high metabolism, people might say that you have good genes. They may be the reason for your curly hair, freckles or skin color. Every child inherits certain traits from their biological parents. However, if a new intellectual property (IP) amendment becomes law, you may no longer have the […]
By the numbers: A shifting intellectual property market
The Licensing Executives Society, Inc., recently released the results of the LES High Tech Sector Royalty Rates & Deal Terms Survey. This survey covers the ever-changing world of intellectual property licensing and patents. Data from the survey digs much deeper than what can be found through public sources. Information from this survey and the past […]
IPR offers benefits to the developing sports technology industry
The sports technology industry is quickly growing, and more companies are finding themselves facing patent lawsuits. Inter partes review, a faster and less expensive alternative to litigation, provides benefits to companies involved in patent disputes. Inter partes review (IPR) is a trial proceeding conducted at the United States Patent and Trademark Office to review the patentability of […]
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Think about protecting it before selling it
Intellectual property lawyers see this issue often: people neglect to think about protecting their product before marketing it. Let’s say your company created an innovative energy efficient product. Management and engineers are excited to spread the word. You and your colleagues attend a trade show and overindulge details about your new product to fellow industry innovators. This […]
Design patent disputes between large companies
A recognizable product is one key to its success, but in today’s era of free information you must also protect your product’s recognizability. A design patent is a useful legal tool to protect inventions but in the wrong hands, it can be used to infringe on your rights as patent owner. What is a design […]
Can you put a patent on love?
The patent litigation between dating app sites Tinder and Bumble has raised the stakes in digital patent protection. Tinder’s parent company, Match, filed suit against Bumble over the concept of swiping left or right. Match claims Bumble infringed on Tinder’s intellectual property by using the concept of swiping on its dating app. Bumble claims the concept of […]
Solid IP protection requires focus on the fundamentals
“Star Trek” fans appreciate the dangers of being a red shirt. In that universe, ship security personnel wear red and crewmembers in that color are the most likely to die on away missions. The trope has spurred a whole collection of paranoia jokes? Security and paranoia seem to go hand in hand. And some security […]