Intellectual Property

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Intellectual Property: 3 Tips For Architects

As an architect your designs combine creativity, technical skill, experience and your unique style. You provide your clients with a customized experience and your work product is one-of-a-kind. Whether you focus on residential or commercial, custom design or license plans in bulk, your work and your business need to beAs an architect your designs combine creativity, technical skill, experience and your unique style. You provide your clients with a customized experience and your work product is one-of-a-kind. Whether you focus on residential or commercial, custom design or license plans in bulk, your work and your business need to be

Patents 101: The Different Types of Patents

Any business entity or inventor that is considering securing patent rights for a novel and non-obvious invention needs to know a little bit about the different types of patents that are available from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Patent Office). The USPTO grants patent rights basedAny business entity or inventor that is considering securing patent rights for a novel and non-obvious invention needs to know a little bit about the different types of patents that are available from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Patent Office). The USPTO grants patent rights based

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Protecting Intellectual Property from Employee Theft

Business owners who, after an employee dispute or after terminating an employee, have been the victims of intellectual property theft often contact us. Often, the solutions to this problem can be incredibly costly. Here are some quick tips to protect your intellectual property from employee theft before it becomes prohibitivelyBusiness owners who, after an employee dispute or after terminating an employee, have been the victims of intellectual property theft often contact us. Often, the solutions to this problem can be incredibly costly. Here are some quick tips to protect your intellectual property from employee theft before it becomes prohibitively

Startups: Patent Filing Is Cheaper Than You Think

Filing a patent application as a startup can seem daunting and infeasible because the cost associated with obtaining a patent is so high. For most startups money is tight, and spending money on something as intangible as patent protection seems like a low priority. However, the benefits of having patent protection onFiling a patent application as a startup can seem daunting and infeasible because the cost associated with obtaining a patent is so high. For most startups money is tight, and spending money on something as intangible as patent protection seems like a low priority. However, the benefits of having patent protection on

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Managing an Intellectual Property Portfolio

One of the most useful and valuable assets a company can possess are intellectual property (IP) rights. IP rights are intangible assets that can be leveraged just like physical assets because they have value. IP rights take many forms including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, brand, goodwill, etc. WhenOne of the most useful and valuable assets a company can possess are intellectual property (IP) rights. IP rights are intangible assets that can be leveraged just like physical assets because they have value. IP rights take many forms including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, brand, goodwill, etc. When

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IP Audits – What They Are & Why You Need One

One of a company’s most valuable business assets is intellectual property (IP) rights. They are integral for protecting the company’s position in the market and can have immense value if they are properly obtained, managed, and enforced. Periodically, companies should conduct IP audits to understand what rights they have, theOne of a company’s most valuable business assets is intellectual property (IP) rights. They are integral for protecting the company’s position in the market and can have immense value if they are properly obtained, managed, and enforced. Periodically, companies should conduct IP audits to understand what rights they have, the

Intellectual Property Strategies for Startups

One of the toughest things about being a new and struggling startup is that funds can be incredibly limited, so you have to carefully assess how to use the precious resources you have most effectively. All too often, startups forgo obtaining intellectual property (IP) rights on valuable technology, iconic designs,One of the toughest things about being a new and struggling startup is that funds can be incredibly limited, so you have to carefully assess how to use the precious resources you have most effectively. All too often, startups forgo obtaining intellectual property (IP) rights on valuable technology, iconic designs,

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Stronger Trade Secret Protections In View

The House recently passed a bill that provides a federal remedy for the theft of company trade secrets. The bill passed easily with a 410-2 vote in favor, sending the bill on to receive President Obama’s signature. The Senate approved the bill with no objections on April 4 (87-0). TradeThe House recently passed a bill that provides a federal remedy for the theft of company trade secrets. The bill passed easily with a 410-2 vote in favor, sending the bill on to receive President Obama’s signature. The Senate approved the bill with no objections on April 4 (87-0). Trade

VARA and the Moral Right to Art

t took Michelangelo over four years to complete the Sistine Chapel—it might take you four seconds to download a high-resolution picture of it from Google. In 2016, Michelangelo may have been a starving artist.

t took Michelangelo over four years to complete the Sistine Chapel—it might take you four seconds to download a high-resolution picture of it from Google. In 2016, Michelangelo may have been a starving artist.

Copyrights, Trademarks and Patents: An Introduction

The world of intellectual property law primarily focuses on protecting assets. And the law provides different forms of protection depending on the asset. In general, these protections are found in copyrights, trademarks, and patents. These three types of protection apply to very specific assets, yet many people often confuse theThe world of intellectual property law primarily focuses on protecting assets. And the law provides different forms of protection depending on the asset. In general, these protections are found in copyrights, trademarks, and patents. These three types of protection apply to very specific assets, yet many people often confuse the