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Stone Law, attorneys at law, provides business and real estate advice to all of New York, and New Jersey.  Our unique experience in property law: Intellectual Property, Real Estate, and Personal Property allows us to help you grow your business, negotiate the sale or purchase of a new home, or to protect your property.

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Patent

Patent

What is a Patent?

A patent is a protection granted by law for inventions.  This protection prevents others from making using, offering for sale, or selling the protected invention.  Patents protect an invention for a limited time and the patent owner can license others to produce the invention.  There are three types of patents:

  • Utility patents are granted for a new and useful process, machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter
  • Design patents are granted for a new, original, and ornamental design for an article of manufacture
  • Plant patents are granted for distinct and new varieties of plants
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Trademark

Trademark

Before registering a trademark, it is important to search to be sure it is not currently registered and claimed by someone else. Even if you can not find a company using the name that you would like to use it does not necessarily mean that you are free to trademark the name. It is important to have someone skilled in trademark law conduct a search to determine whether you can protect your proposed trademark. It is possible that a few dollars saved on a trademark search could cost much more in the long run.

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Patent Infringement Claims Brought Against Apple

Patent Infringement Claims Brought Against Apple

Posted by Stone Law, P.C. on Apr 11, 2014

On April 10, 2014 OpenTV and Nagravision, two subsidiaries of The Kudelski Group, filed suit against Apple in the Northern District of California.  The lawsuit alleges Apple is infringing upon five of OpenTV’s patents relating to video technology.  OpenTV focuses on...

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USPTO Proposes Rule Change for Patent Ownership

Posted by Stone Law, P.C. on Mar 31, 2014

On Wednesday, March 26, 2014, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) held a public hearing at Hastings College of Law in San Francisco on its proposed change to disclosure of patent ownership.  The proposed rule would require that all attributable...

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Are Silent Films Still Protected by Copyright?

Are Silent Films Still Protected by Copyright?

Posted by Stone Law, P.C. on Mar 25, 2014

Film enthusiasts may be familiar with the silent film Safety Last!  Starring Harold Lloyd, this film debuted in 1923.  Even those who are not familiar with the movie may recognize the iconic scene where Lloyd is dangling from the hands of a giant clock. Cupecoy Home...

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Patent Enablement: Patenting Tropical Storms

Posted by Stone Law, P.C. on Mar 10, 2014

On Tuesday, February 25 2014, the Federal Circuit upheld a decision of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to deny a method patent for a tropical hurricane control system.  The invention was created by two inventors and involves shooting supercool...

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Dumb Starbucks: A Parody or Not?

Dumb Starbucks: A Parody or Not?

Posted by Stone Law, P.C. on Feb 20, 2014

Earlier this month a new coffee shop opened in Los Angeles called Dumb Starbucks.  The outer appearance of the shop is an exact replica of a Starbucks coffee shop except the word “Dumb” appears in front of Starbucks.  Inside, everything is also an exact replica of a...

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Prince Filed a $22 Million Copyright Lawsuit, Then Revoked It

Posted by Stone Law, P.C. on Feb 4, 2014

The music artist known as Prince has a prior history of filing lawsuits to protect his music and his name.  His most recent suit concerns videos from his concerts on videos and blog sites.  However, after receiving negative feedback from his fans over the lawsuit,...

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