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Can You Apply for a Patent Without Legal Assistance?

Can You Apply for a Patent Without Legal Assistance?

The cost of hiring a patent attorney can be prohibitive to many individual inventors, students, and startups. While the patent application process can be lengthy and complex, it is possible to apply for a patent without an attorney. There are many advantages and...

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5 IP Legal Agreements You Should Know About + Templates

5 IP Legal Agreements You Should Know About + Templates

Intellectual Property Agreements Intellectual property is the resulting work or invention of someone’s creativity.  For example, an individual who writes a book may seek to copyright the manuscript. A business with a popular logo or name may seek to trademark it to...

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IP For Creatives Online – IP For Podcasters

IP For Creatives Online – IP For Podcasters

Intellectual Property Podcast Rights By the end of 2021, podcasting is expected to be a $1 billion industry. While some people start podcasts with the goal of creating a full-time income, others start simply as a hobby. Whether your aim is to create a lucrative...

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Basics of IP Blog Series #8: Is It Fair Use or Infringement?

Basics of IP Blog Series #8: Is It Fair Use or Infringement?

This is Part 8 of our 'Basics of IP' blog series. You can find Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 here. The following has been adapted from "Is it Fair Use or Infringement?", a Michelson IP animated short.  Say you want to use someone else’s copyrighted photograph in your...

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Basics of IP Blog Series #8: Is It Fair Use or Infringement?

Basics of IP Blog Series #7: What’s in a Copyright?

This is Part 7 of our 'Basics of IP' blog series. You can find Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 here. The following has been adapted from "Can I Copyright That?", a Michelson IP animated short.  Say you’ve got a great idea for a book or a movie. The first thing you need to...

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Monthly News Roundup – February 2021

Monthly News Roundup – February 2021

Need some good reading material? Here's a quick recap of the top February IP news stories we loved diving into this month! "Earlier this year, 15 top U.S. universities joined forces to launch a one-stop shop where corporations and startups can discover and license...

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Black History Month & IP – News Roundup Series #3

Black History Month & IP – News Roundup Series #2

This is the second of a month-long blog series. Find Part 1 here. Michelson IP celebrates Black History Month by highlighting these insightful stories on inventorship and innovation, including James West: "I’d be surprised if you weren’t sitting within fifty feet of...

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Black History Month & IP – News Roundup Series #3

Black History Month & IP – News Roundup Series #1

This is Part 1 of our Black History Month curated news blog series. See Part 2 here. Michelson IP celebrates Black History Month by highlighting these insightful stories on inventorship and innovation: "By 1957 Kenner had saved enough money to her first ever patent: a...

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