Recent Intellectual Property Articles

5 Steps to Take If You're Accused of Selling Counterfeit Goods

Trademark Office Action Response: Procedural Requirements

The Cinderella of Intellectual Property: Trade Secrets as a Federal Claim?

Trademark FAQ's

The Patent Royalty 25% "Rule of Thumb"

Patent My Ass! Five Remarkable Butt-Related Patents

IP Rights at Auction

Patents and Patent Pools

Do Inventors Need Patent Infringement Insurance?

How Do Inventors Get a Patent?

Patents -- What are they Good For?

When Do Patents Begin and How Long Do they Last?

The Importance of Patent Searches

Copyright: How it Relates to Protecting Inventions

Sublicensing and Audits: Two Often Overlooked Provisions

What's a GMAR?

When is a Lump Sum Payment Better Than A Royalty?

Plant Patents

Patent Marking an Invention

Inducing Patent Infringement

Genetic Patents

Patents and GATT: The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

Patent Filing Dates

Patent Interference

The Doctrine of Equivalents

Patent Misuse

Patents and File Wrapper Estoppel

Patent Invalidity as a Defense

Design Patents: Ornamental Design?

Design Patents: Novelty and Nonobviousness

Common Design Patent Questions

Design Patents: The Basics

Designing Around Another Patent

Derivation Hearings: New Rules for Patents

Defensive Disclosures: Statutory Invention Registration

Continuation and Continuation-in-Part Applications: What's the Story?

Determining Patent Classification

What are Patent Claims?

Business Method Patents

Patents and the Bayh-Dole Act

Patents and Antitrust Law

What Does It Mean to Anticipate an Invention?

America Invents Act: Analysis by David Pressman

Amortizing Patents, Copyrights and Other Intangible Property

Depreciating and Expensing Long Term Asset Costs

Deducting Invention Business Operating Expenses

Taxes for Inventors with Employees

The IRS vs. Inventors

Preparing a Design Patent Application

Should You Get a Design Patent?

Recent Patent Law Cases

Business Licenses for Inventors

Registering Your Business Name

Choosing a Trade Name for Your Inventing Business

Choosing a Legal Name for Your Inventing Business

Inventors Who Incorporate

Inventors who Form Limited Liability Companies

Common Terms Used in Patent Claim Language

First-To-File Patents: Derivation Proceedings

Responding to a First Office Action

Design Patent Basics

The Importance of a Lab Notebook

Timeline for Patent Reform Act (America Invents Act)

Prior User Rights in a First to File Patent System

Have a Brilliant Idea? Ten Things to Know About Inventions

Proposed First-to-File System: Advantages & Disadvantages

Is Your Pre-Invention Assignment Legal?

Patent Ownership

When Contributions Lead to Joint Inventorship

Do You Own Your Invention Rights?

Trademark Definitions

Copyright Definitions

How To Transfer Intellectual Property

Patent Usage By Small Business In The US: A Neglected Line Of Business

Should I Use a Local or National Patent Attorney?