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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...
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...
In this post, we’ll discuss why provisional patent applications are useful and explain what the PPA process entails. First, let’s break down the definition of a provisional patent application.
The primary goal of a patent is to secure exclusive rights to produce and sell your invention or license others to do so. If you cannot enforce it, your patent is not very valuable. This article discusses ways you can strengthen the value and enforceability of your patent.
Why would one choose protecting intellectual property (IP) that one could potentially profit from rather than making it freely available? Are there types of IP that should be more publicly accessible? These are complex questions continuing to be explored and debated as our innovation economy and information sharing capacity rapidly evolves.
This is Part 3 of our ‘Basics of IP’ blog series. You can find Part 1 and Part 2 below. The following has been adapted from “A Patent System For Everyone”, a Michelson IP animated short.
This is Part 2 of our ‘Basics of IP’ blog series. You can find Part 1 below. The following has been adapted from “Do Patents Really Promote Innovation?”, a Michelson IP animated short.
This is Part 1 of our ‘Basics of IP’ blog series. The following has been adapted from “Can I Patent That?”, a Michelson IP animated short.
If you’re working with others on projects where intellectual property (IP) may be developed in the process, you’ll likely want to take into account issues of joint authorship and work for hire. In this blog post, we’ll explain some of the fundamentals, and share a few examples of cases where these issues may be involved.
When people think of copyrights they often think about books, songs, and movies – but you don’t have to be an author, musician, or filmmaker to be concerned with copyrights. There are many items, particularly those created in the course of business, that can also be protected.
Developed by our friends at the Zürich University of Applied Science (ZHAW) School of Management and Law in Switzerland and led by Dr. Ben Graziano, the Intellectual Property (IP) Canvas is a strategic management tool devised to help startups efficiently gain insight into how IP operates within their business.
One of the single most important legal agreements you can use to protect your intellectual property (IP) is a non-disclosure agreement or NDA. And here’s why…
In our latest blog piece, we cover the top three things students should know about IP and how to manage the sharing and protection of ideas in an academic setting.
Your company’s intellectual property is a valuable asset in need of strong protection. In this article, we’ll explain how to protect your company’s IP with employee policies.
We conclude the basics of Trademark Searching and what to keep in mind during your initial search in Part 2 of our series.