Monthly Archives: January 2012

Wikipedia blackout and IP protection

Beginning at midnight (EST) on January 18, 2012, Wikipedia – arguably the most popular free online encyclopedia- blacked out use of the English site. Instead, users have the ability to learn more about SOPA and PIPA and what these Acts … Continue reading

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Should you file a provision patent application first?

Provisional patent applications are often used to establish an earlier priority date until the inventor is ready and able to invest in a non-provisional (utility) application. Provisional patents are valid for twelve months. The 12-month expiration of the provisional patent … Continue reading

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Limits of patent protection

It is important to understand the limits of patent protection. For example, an inventor must be in possession of the invention at the time of the patent application. That means that he must appreciate the inventive concept and know how … Continue reading

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Importance of timely response in trademark litigation

If you find yourself on the receiving end of trademark cancellation proceedings, it is important to know what response is expected in each step of the process and to meet these expectations timely and thoroughly. Failure to comply may result … Continue reading

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