Trade Secret vs Patent Protection

Trade Secret vs Patent Protection

When persons or businesses have intellectual property (IP) that they want to protect, they often look for the appropriate type of IP protection. If IP is at the heart of your business, you should take the time to understand whether your IP is protectable under trade...
Patent Trolls. What? How? and Why?

Patent Trolls. What? How? and Why?

What Are Patent Trolls? Patent trolls come in many different shapes and forms. Patent trolls are typically private persons or businesses that purchase patents and then seek to profit from their patent purchase by bringing patent infringement lawsuits against...
How Long is a Utility Patent Good For?

How Long is a Utility Patent Good For?

Whether you have an invention or you’re just curious about knowing how long a utility patent is good for, you’ve come to the right place. The USPTO gives inventors of new machines, processes, compositions of matter, or articles of manufacture a monopoly...
Are Utility Patents Worth It?

Are Utility Patents Worth It?

Utility patents allow inventors of new inventions, machines, processes, articles of manufacture, and compositions of matter to protect them by giving inventors a monopoly over their invention. A utility patent allows the inventor to stop others from using, making,...
Are Design Patents Worth It?

Are Design Patents Worth It?

Design patents allow inventors to protect new and unique designs that they’ve created. Obtaining a design patent allows the patent holder to restrict others from using, making, selling, and importing the patented design to the United States for a limited period...