Patent Infringement Patent infringement sounds daunting, but what exactly is it? Patent infringement is the violation of a patent holder’s legal rights in relation to a particular innovation. Making, using, proposing to sell, or selling something that includes every component of a patented claim or its equivalent while the patent is active constitutes patent infringement,…

Have you ever asked yourself, does a trademark help you build your business? Answer: Of course. What are trademarks? A trademark can be any word, phrase, symbol, design, or a combination of these things that identifies your goods or services. It’s how customers recognize a brand in the marketplace and distinguish from the competition. The word “trademark”…

Ever wondered what the top inventions that changed the way we live are? Here’s our list. #1: Cotton Gin A cotton gin, or “cotton engine,” is a machine that separates cotton fibers from their seeds rapidly and effortlessly, allowing for far higher production than hand cotton separation. [1] The fibers are subsequently processed into calico…

As an Amazon seller, intellectual property should be important to you. Growing numbers of online retailers, small businesses and independent sellers rely on Amazon’s seller platforms to present their products to millions of customers. This presents a unique set of challenges to sellers that often involve intellectual property. The sale of counterfeit items can really…

International IP: Patents In International Intellectual Property Part I of our III Part International IP blog series we review what to know about International IP rules and in International Intellectual Property Part II: Copyrights we address International Copyright Law. Here we will discuss International IP Patents. A patent is a government authority or license conferring a right or…

Highlights from Synapse Orlando 2021 Last Friday, we attended Synapse Orlando 2021. Synapse Orlando is the annual gathering for all of the doers, creators, innovators, thought leaders making Orlando one of the world’s fastest growing innovation communities and hottest destinations to live, work and play. We met with industry leaders and innovators from all over Florida for…

International Copyright Law In International Intellectual Property Part I of our III Part International Intellectual Property blog series we discuss what to know about International IP rules. Here we will discuss International Copyright Law. Copyright laws internationally are complex and require a deeper understanding of the history of copyright around the world. Copyrights are the exclusive…

What to know about International IP Rules? International intellectual property law refers to global laws that govern the creation, protection, sharing, and use of intellectual property. The growth of global business has prompted rights holders to protect their intellectual property not only in the US but also worldwide. As IP rights are territorial and typically…

As an entrepreneur or investor, it is important to conduct due diligence to reduce risk. Risks inevitably come with intellectual property, but proactively being diligent to protect your IP can avoid issues in the future. Many become dead set on a particular name for their business or a certain logo and get started on branding,…

Patent prosecution can be a slow process. What can the patent agent or patent attorney do to speed up the patent prosecution process? Patent prosecution is usually slow because of the applicant represented by the patent agent or patent attorney either does not provide information or makes it difficult for the USPTO examiner to evaluate….

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