What Does a Patent Agent Do?

When you have an invention for which you want to get a patent, you have to be sure that your patent truly protects you and has no legal loopholes. A patent agent is someone who has comprehensive understanding and knowledge of all the rules and regulations that apply to the patenting process. A patent agent…

What Can and Cannot Be Copyrighted?

A copyright is the legal right given to the creator of a literary, artistic, or musical work to exclusively publish, print, perform or record the work. Examples of works that can be copyrighted are literary works, music, computer code, film or drama, videos, paintings or drawings, sculptures, and architecture. Even a choreographed dance can be…

What are the 3 types of patents?

A patent is the granting of a right to intellectual property by the federal government, making the inventor the only one with the right to make, sell or use the invention for a given period of time. In the United States, patents are granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, or USPTO. There are…

Understanding U.S. Patent Prosecution

The phrase “patent prosecution” is a bit misleading because it implies that someone is being prosecuted for something. However, what it usually really means in the field of patent law is simply the process of applying for a patent for one’s invention. The patent prosecution process is very complex, and those who are awarded patents…

Top Patent Monetization Mistakes

Patent monetization is a source of revenue for many corporations. As these companies grow, often their business objectives change with that growth, and older patents on various inventions or products that they deal with become outdated. So, they sell these patents to someone else for income, giving the new party the right to use the…