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How IP Can Launch Your Business

How IP Can Launch Your Business

Intellectual Property
When you think about starting a successful business, you might focus on your accounting, pricing, and how you can rake in the most money as quickly as possible. You might not consider how your company’s intellectual property can help launch your business on the path to success. Inventions, branding, and other IP are often worth more than anything else at the start of a business. This IP can be your most valuable asset, as well as grow exponentially in value as your company grows. It is essential that you protect your intellectual property and use it to your advantage as you begin your business. Branding your business Without attention-catching branding, how will potential customers notice your company? Everyone notices Nike’s swoosh and Apple’s simple yet highly recognizable logo on all…
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IP Protections for Small Businesses

IP Protections for Small Businesses

Intellectual Property
If you are the owner of a small business or plan to start a company in 2022, you should consider your options for protecting your company’s intellectual property. The following are possible protections that might work for small businesses. Patents - If your business is built around an invention or other novel software or product, you might qualify for a patent. There are utility, design, and plant patents, and our Orlando patent lawyer can advise you which one is appropriate for you. The application process can be complicated and extensive, so you want legal help throughout this process. Trademarks - You might spend a lot of time and energy building your brand, including the company name, logos, symbols, and other designs that identify you and what you do. You do…
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The Benefits of Patent Protection

The Benefits of Patent Protection

Patents
You have worked very hard for your intellectual property. You have invested time and money in developing it, and now you want to reap the benefits of it. However, if you do not take steps to protect it, others may use it for their own benefits. As an individual or business owner, you must do everything that you can to secure your intellectual property. These steps can include: Trademarks - protects words, phrases, symbols, or designs Patents - covers an invention, such as a product or process Copyrights - Protects and gives distribution rights to a composition Chances are that you will need one or more of these for your intellectual property. These give you the exclusive right to your IP. If someone else tries to use your invention or…
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Patent Rights for Co-Inventors

Patent Rights for Co-Inventors

Patents
Sometimes, two minds are certainly better than one, and partners work together to invent something novel. While collaborating might have been beneficial during the design process, it can complicate matters when it comes to protecting the design as intellectual property. Can two inventors share patent ownership? What happens if there is a dispute? Always discuss this situation with an Orlando patent lawyer. Equal Rights for Co-Owners The law provides all co-owners with the same rights to the patent, whether they played a major or minor role in the conception of the invention. Sometimes, when many people contributed, it can be difficult to determine who was part of the conception or not. However, representing accurate inventorship can result in serious problems should someone challenge the patent in court. Additional issues may…
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What if Your Child Invents Something?

What if Your Child Invents Something?

Patents
Children often have wild imaginations, which can be beneficial for the world when kids invent things that make our lives easier or even work to save lives. If your child invents something, never assume that it is simply a cute childhood pipe dream, as many child inventors go on to find success with their products. It is important to protect your child’s invention just like you would any other, and it is always wise to discuss your options with an Orlando patent lawyer if you believe in the potential of the invention. The following are some examples of child inventions that are now part of our everyday culture. Trampoline - A 16-year-old invented the first “bouncing rig” in 1930, which morphed into the modern-day trampoline that many people have in…
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Who Should You Tell About a New Invention?

Who Should You Tell About a New Invention?

Invention
When you are working on a new invention, there are definite risks to loose lips. Until you patent the invention, your intellectual property is at risk. Therefore, you should be very careful about whom you tell. Your rights to your own work are at stake. Many inventors will try to insist on a non-disclosure agreement before they talk to anyone about their invention. This does not always work, as some of the people who you need to speak with (investors, licensees) do not make it a practice to sign an NDA. The balance of power is often in favor of the people who you need to make your invention work, so they do not need to do what they do not want. Patents Are Given to the First to File…
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Applying for a Provisional Patent

Applying for a Provisional Patent

Patents
There are times that you need to plant your flag, even before you obtain a patent. In some cases, the perception of ownership may be enough to frighten away competitors. One way to do this is through a provisional patent application (PPA). A PPA gives you time to test the market. You may not know whether it is worth it to file a full-fledged patent application. With a PPA, you have the ability to mark your invention as “patent pending,” the same as you would if you applied for a normal patent. How to Apply for a Provisional Patent The process of applying for a PPA is much more streamlined. In fact, there are only three things that you need to do: Perform a patent search for inventions that are…
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What is Patent Prosecution?

What is Patent Prosecution?

Patents
Patent prosecution has nothing to do with a courtroom case, even though the name suggests otherwise. It is the process of dealing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to obtain a patent for an invention. There is an argument to an extent. You are making the case that you should be granted a patent. Patent prosecution begins when you fill out a patent application along with the supporting documentation that explains why you should be awarded a patent. Then, you will have a back-and-forth with the USPTO. This is the heart of the patent prosecution process. The Patent Application Itself Begins the Process The USPTO will assign a patent examiner to your case. Based on your initial application, the patent examiner will either accept or reject your application.…
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Steps to Monetize Your Invention

Steps to Monetize Your Invention

Invention
When you come up with what you believe is a million-dollar invention, you might begin seeing dollar signs in your imagination right away. Unfortunately, there are several things you need to do before those dollar signs become a reality. The following are some basic steps to monetize your invention whenever possible. You should also never hesitate to discuss the matter with an invention attorney who can provide more detailed and tailored guidance. The following are some steps you can take to monetize your idea. Determine if Your Invention is Patentable - You might think you have an original and novel idea when, in reality, someone already has a patent for the same - or highly similar - design. An attorney can review whether your invention meets the legal standards of…
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Appealing a Patent Denial

Appealing a Patent Denial

Patents
Many inventors are excited about their designs, only to have their excitement squashed when their patent applications are denied. Keep in mind that patent applications are highly technical with many requirements, and it is all too common for inventors who file applications on their own to receive denials. Rest assured that there are options, and it might not be the end of the road for your patent protections. The best move is to consult with an Orlando patent lawyer as soon as you receive a rejection. Filing Your Appeal The first step is to determine why your patent was denied. Did you fail to provide sufficient documentation or a thorough explanation of your work? Is there a more complex legal reason under patent law? Our law firm will review the…
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