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Can you patent a recipe?

Can you patent a recipe?

You can patent many types of inventions and creations. There are utility patents, design patents, and plant patents. That said, we'll explore where cuisine/food recipes fall with: can you patent a recipe? Can you patent a recipe? No, you cannot patent a recipe in the...

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Monthly News Roundup – January 2023

Monthly News Roundup – January 2023

Need some good reading material? Here's a quick recap of the top IP news stories and hot topics in IP we loved diving into the past month! "If there is no ability to register a generative work with the USCO, or understanding of the points at which —or circumstance...

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Putting the ‘Fast’ Back in Fast Food

Putting the ‘Fast’ Back in Fast Food

South Carolina State University student De’Marco Poole used what he learned from the HBCU IP Futures Collaborative, a program by the Los Angeles-based Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property, to apply for a patent for his automated food preparation invention....

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Do Patents Expire?

Do Patents Expire?

Patents have served as valuable tools for entrepreneurs looking to protect their creations for some time now. They can be used to protect ideas that are manifested in a tangible product or process. Patents have been an integral part of America’s innovation system...

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Top IP Legal Matters to Watch in 2023

Top IP Legal Matters to Watch in 2023

Continue below to get the scoop on top IP legal matters to watch in 2023. 2022 was chock full of hot topics in intellectual property, particularly in the areas of digital assets and patents.  It’s looking like 2023 will be another pivotal year for noteworthy IP...

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The Top 5 Most Buzz-worthy IP Stories We Liked in 2022

The Top 5 Most Buzz-worthy IP Stories We Liked in 2022

✨ NEW ✨ This past May, we launched a news & current events curated newsletter on LinkedIn under the moniker, Michelson IP Monthly Rewind. Since then, it has reached close to 200 subscribers on the platform 🎉  To celebrate, Michelson IP is adding to the End of Year...

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Monthly News Roundup – November 2022

Monthly News Roundup – November 2022

Need some good reading material? Here's a quick recap of the top IP news stories and hot topics in IP we loved diving into the past month! "The analysis of teams found that teams with a wider diversity of ages had slightly higher rates of forward citations [meaning...

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ICYMI: Founder Workshop on Protecting and Commercializing IP

ICYMI: Founder Workshop on Protecting and Commercializing IP

This week Michelson IP, along with our partners at the Alliance for SoCal Innovation hosted an info-packed session led by Maysam Pessian of Wilson Sonsini and Dr. Ruben Flores-Saaib of General Inception. Here's a sampling of the topics touched on during the event: ✔️...

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What is a Copyright Claim on Youtube?

What is a Copyright Claim on Youtube?

Copyright claims are a well-known aspect of the giant social streaming platform YouTube. A copyright claim is made when someone suspects that another person has utilized their creation(s) without their consent. Below we'll take a look at what it means to receive a...

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Monthly News Roundup – October 2022

Monthly News Roundup – October 2022

Need some good reading material? Here's a quick recap of the top IP news stories and hot topics in IP we loved diving into the past month! "AI software is patentable, and applicants are seeking protection at a remarkable rate. In 2000, the U.S. Patent and Trademark...

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Can You Sell a Patent?

Can You Sell a Patent?

A patent is an intellectual property tool made to help the owner protect their invention from being made, used, or sold by others. Depending on the invention it is protecting, patents can be very valuable because of the exclusive financial benefit the invention...

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What is a Utility Patent?

What is a Utility Patent?

What is a utility patent?  In the film “Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion,” Mira Sorvino’s character claims to have invented the Post It. Her classmates are skeptical, but had she shown them a patent listing her as the inventor, they might have been impressed!...

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When Does a Song Become Public Domain?

When Does a Song Become Public Domain?

After a certain period of time, a work’s intellectual property protections may expire and it enters the public domain. Public domain indicates any creative works that have no protection under intellectual property laws are considered to be in the public domain, and...

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Monthly News Roundup – September 2022

Monthly News Roundup – September 2022

Need some good reading material? Here's a quick recap of the top IP news stories and hot topics in IP we loved diving into the past month! "Getty Images chief Craig Peters told The Verge in a statement that his company has banned AI-generated art over the potential...

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Should I Trademark My Logo?

Should I Trademark My Logo?

If you are an entrepreneur looking to protect your brand through IP protections, you may ask: should I trademark my logo? If your logo is an incredibly important asset to your brand (which it would be for most), then the answer is yes. Besides your brand name, it is...

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Monthly News Roundup – August 2022

Monthly News Roundup – August 2022

Need some good reading material? Here's a quick recap of the top IP news stories and hot topics in IP we loved diving into the past month! "Recently, several organizations have risen to the challenge of demystifying intellectual property, situating it within an...

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