Intellectual law is the practice of protecting the inherent value of the mind with regard to cognitive designs, words, thoughts, ideas, or any interwoven collection thereof. Good intellectual law attorneys will help secure those rights and defend them. Great attorneys will be the bull dog off the leash. Welcome to the bull pen.
Can online companies help me market and sell my invention?
Be careful of businesses and people that ask for money to market your invention. Remember: You own the valuable invention and they should pay you. Have us help you file for a patent before disclosing your idea to others.
Are prototypes necessary in order to apply for a patent?
Not for most inventions. If you can describe how it works and how to make it with drawings and a written description then no prototype is necessary.
What Is a patent?
A patent for an invention is the grant of a property right to the inventor, issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Generally, the term of a new patent is 20 years from the date on which the application for the patent was filed in the United States. Read more...
What can be patented?
The patent law specifies the general field of subject matter that can be patented and the conditions under which a patent may be obtained. Read more...
What are the conditions for obtaining a patent?
In order for an invention to be patentable it must be new as defined in the patent law. Read more...
Under what circumstances is a patent infringed upon?
Infringement of a patent consists of the unauthorized making, using, offering for sale, or selling any patented invention within the United States or U.S. Territories, or importing into the United States of any patented invention during the term of the patent. Read more...
Is my patent secure in other countries?
Since the rights granted by a U.S. patent extend only throughout the territory of the United States and have no effect in a foreign country, an inventor who wishes patent protection in other countries must apply for a patent in each of the other countries or in regional patent offices.
A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of words, phrases, symbols or
designs, that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods in the stream of commerce from
the goods of others. Read
Do trademarks, copyrights, and patents protect the same thing?
No. Trademarks, copyrights and patents all differ. A copyright protects an original artistic or
literary work. A patent protects an invention. A trademark protects brand identification. Read more...
What is "use in commerce"?
For the purpose of obtaining federal registration, "commerce" means all commerce that the U.S.
Congress may lawfully regulate; for example, interstate commerce or commerce between the U.S. and
another country. Read more...
What is "intent to use"?
If you have not yet used the mark, but plan to do so in the future, you may file based on a good
faith or bona fide intention to use the mark in commerce. You do not have to use the mark before you
file your application.
Copyright is a form of protection provided to the authors of “original works of authorship” including
literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works, both published and
unpublished. The Copyright Act generally gives the owner of copyright the exclusive right to
reproduce the copyrighted work, to prepare derivative works, to distribute copies of the copyrighted
work, to perform the copyrighted work publicly, or to display the copyrighted work publicly. Read