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What Is Direct vs. Indirect Infringement of Patents?

Product and process innovations are often at the heart of business value creation. As a business introduces new products and or enters new markets, the business may evaluate the landscape of existing patents to assess risks of infringement. Likewise, a business may evaluate and/or monitor products and services introduced by

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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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Avoiding Joint Ownership of Patent Assets

Multiple inventors typically contribute to the inventive subject matter of a patent or patent application. All individuals contributing to the conception of subject matter set forth in the claims of a U.S. patent application must be named as inventors. In the absence of an assignment of rights to a patent

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Patent Foreign Filing

A U.S. Patent may be enforced against parties that make, use, offer to sell, or sell a patented invention in the United States, or imports such a patented invention into the United States. Individuals seeking patent rights enforceable for actions outside of the United States may do so by obtaining

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