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Protect and Prosper with Design Patents

Why Small Businesses Need Design Patents The Court of Appeals recent change to design patent rules may make them harder…

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Landmark Decision: Federal Circuit Changes Design Patent Rules

More than 40 Years of Design Patent Rules Discarded for New Standard If you have, or are trying to get…

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Twice Bitten: How the USPS Fell Into the Copyright Trap and How You Can Avoid It

Don’t let your business get caught up in a copyright lawsuit. They’re messy and expensive. Copyrights are everywhere in business;…

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Long Anticipated Supreme Court Copyright Decision Falls Short of Expectations

The Supreme Court sidestepped the main question. On May 9, 2024, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in…

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The #1 Rule in IP . . . Protect it Now!

Don’t wait to protect IP. Time is never on your side. Intellectual Property protection requires that you act immediately. If…

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FTC Bans Non-Competes

“Upset at you for breaching your non-compete? Of course not.” Ruling wipes out all non-competes with limited exceptions by Bill…

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Every Business has Copyrights That May Be Worth Millions

Many business owners don’t know they have this valuable asset. Copyrights aren’t only for books, movies, and music. They’re also…

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How to Know Who to Name as an Inventor

If AI assisted in the Invention a human must be an inventor. If AI was used to assist in creating…

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The Duty to Disclose AI-Assisted Inventions

The New Guidance Creates Concerns AI-assisted inventions require great care when complying with your Duty to Disclose to the USPTO….

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How to Avoid Losing Your AI-Assisted Patent

New patent guidelines have created a shadow inventor On February 13, 2024, the United States Patent Office issued Guidelines on…

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Take These Steps to Conserve Your Patents, Trademarks and Cash

Don’t Give Up Your IP During this Crisis by Intellectual Property Attorney Bill Honaker, the IP Guy Don’t lose valuable…

Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property Has Never Been More Valuable and Every Law Firm Has It!

What You Need to Know One area of great importance, but often overlooked by law firms is Intellectual Property. The…