Entrepreneurs want to do it all themselves. The first few years of a new business are the “grind years”. With little or no income, a new business owner worries about every penny they spend. Then it happens. That AHA! Moment. You’ve invented the next best thing! You love your new idea. It’s Big. Huge. Astronomical! […]
The Clock Is Ticking on Protecting Your Inventions… You’re running out of time to protect your inventions and we both know it. You’ve developed a unique, amazing product or process. Uniquely, no-one else does it better. Everyone tells you how phenomenal it is; however, in spite of this, it’s not protected. In the long run, […]
The right of publicity is your right to control the commercial use of your name, image, voice, likeness and other distinctive personal attributes. Yes, your personality, including your gestures and phrases are protected.
Thought for Today: Intellectual property protection is much like protecting yourself from catching COVID-19. [Statistic] About 10% of the world’s population has been infected with COVID-19. As I sit here in my bed feeling quite sick, my mind turns to statistics. I may now be part of that statistic. But wait a minute: my COVID-19 […]
As an inventor, your patent filing strategy determines whether to file a provisional or non-provisional patent application.
I love my job, in fact, working with inventors to protect their amazing ideas is so rewarding. When inventors come to me for patent protection, documentation (or lack of it) makes a huge difference. This blog post addresses the use and value of invention disclosures for documentation purposes. Invention Disclosures How to memorialize and track […]
(Co-authored with Pranita Dharmadhikari) E-commerce has had remarkable growth in recent years. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, businesses are moving online in unprecedented numbers. Selling online makes it so easy to sell internationally. Selling internationally necessitates a worldwide patent. Welcome to 2020. Protecting innovative products therefore has become more important than ever. Many […]
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) considers the Coronavirus outbreak an “extraordinary situation.” As a result, the USPTO modified both patent and trademark regulations. “The USPTO stands shoulder-to-shoulder with inventors and entrepreneurs and is working on a variety of measures to incentivize, protect, and disseminate COVID-19 related innovation.” Andrei Iancu Kudos to the […]
A few weeks ago, I published a post about Artificial Intelligence Patent Inventors. This article reported that three patent offices declined patent inventorship to an AI inventor. Recently, a client asked me whether a corporation can be a patent inventor. Great question. Just like AI, corporations cannot be patent inventors. Patent Inventors A patent inventor […]
On April 27, 2020 the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) published a decision in which it declined to extend patent inventorship to an Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) named DABUS. The decision in general found that the application did not name an “inventor.” Who is DABUS? DABUS stands for “Device for the Autonomous Bootstrapping of […]
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