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5 Rules for Choosing a Good Patent Attorney

An incredible idea can only get your business so far if you can’t put your stamp of ownership on it. So before you take your product to the world, you need to protect it. That’s where a quality patent attorney comes in. The right attorney can make or break your

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Small Entity Status and Micro Entity Status – US Patents

The US Patent and Trademark Office allows some patent applicants to file and prosecute patent applications with reduced government fees by declaring “Small Entity” status.  Government fees may be further reduced for Small Entities further qualifying for “Micro Entity” status.  While declaring Small Entity or Micro Entity status may reduce

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Prior Art Searches

Arguably the most important part of a patent or patent application is the “claims.”  The claims define the metes and bounds of protection expressed in an issued patent or sought by a patent application.  The scope and validity of claims are determined in large part by information defined as “prior

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What is the Life of a Trademark?

Many people ask the question, “Do United States trademark registrations expire?”  Trademark rights in the United States vest based on use of the trademark in commerce.  Whether or not you register your trademark with a state trademark office or with the United States Patent & Trademark Office, as long as

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