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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:
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.Learn More
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has cancelled the trademark registration for the Washington Redskins, stating that the name of the team is “disparaging to Native Americans.” This was the second time that the case was filed against the Washington Redskins...Learn More
The FIFA World Cup is starting today and while many fans are eager to watch the first match between Brazil and Croatia, behind the scenes is an entanglement of intellectual property issues. The Federation Internationale of Football Association (FIFA) released a...Learn More
Recently, Facebook announced that they have created a patent which would allow children under the age of 13 to join Facebook, if their information can be matched to the Facebook accounts of their parents. As of now, Facebook limits children under 13 from registering...Learn More
Two Chinese companies have been locked in a bidding war to buy United States automaker Fisker Automotive Holdings, Inc. The overall prospects of the company are bleak (it is in bankruptcy after all) but whoever purchases the company will own the eighteen patents it...Learn More
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...Learn More
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...Learn More