What is fair use & when are you infringing on someone’s copyright? Making sure no one is using your work of art requires copyright owners to perform due diligence regularly. It is also necessary that one know the difference between copyright infringement & fair use. Copyright infringement is when a copyrighted work is reproduced, distributed,…

Are you an angel investor? Entrepreneur? IP Attorney?! Whichever category you fall in to, there is value in understanding intellectual property and how it impacts venture capitalism. When investors are funding startups, they are looking for valuable intellectual property. The key for entrepreneurs is identifying these aspects and offering potential shareholders the ability to fund…

Yes, a patent can have one or multiple inventors. However, the number of inventors is dependent on those that invented the claimed invention. United States Patent Law requires that all inventors must be named in a patent application. The law defines an inventor as only those who contribute to the conception of the claimed invention….

Last week, Tampa Bay Business Journal announced Stanton IP Law as one of the Top 10 IP Law Firms in the area; marking the firm’s 4-year anniversary. Stanton IP is celebrating a fourth full year in business being selected as one of the Top 10 IP Law firms by Tampa Bay Business Journal. Since 2017,…

Finding photos for your business to use online can get tricky when it comes to copyright. You as the business owner assume all legal responsibilities when posting content online. Even if you are not making any money using a copyrighted image, you can be held liable for infringement. Ensuring you have a list of best…

Today, the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of Google in its decade-long copyright battle with Oracle over Google’s partial copying of the Java SE Computer program. When Google implemented the Android OS, Google wrote its own version of Java. But to allow developers to write their own programs for Android, Google’s implementation used the…

A common event in the career of any in-house Intellectual Property manager is the acquisition of Intellectual Property from other corporate entities or inventors.  These include either purchasing or licensing of their intellectual property.  Therefore, all  Intellectual Property managers should have a formal patent, trademark and trade secret due diligence process.  This article will focus…

Whether you are a new trademark owner or already a well-established brand, maintaining and policing a business’s trademarks is a process. Managing your Intellectual Property assets is well worth any trademark owner’s time. In fact, with the passing of the Trademark Modernization Act, trademark owners who seize the initiative will fare better and maintain the…

View Part One: Trademark Modernization Act: What Trademark Owner’s Need to Know Part I  Business owners know developing a brand can be time-consuming and frustrating. Finding out that there is some weird hard-to-track-down registrant of the trademark you have been planning to use can be demoralizing, especially after spending time and money in laying the…

No, but you can patent the business process and the technological invention required to make the business method work. In doing so, the focus becomes the technological invention and the business method is shown as one useful application of that technological invention. For patentability, it must also meet the four-part test for patentability of a…

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