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….

In our most recent IP Over Tea webinar, rising star and managing shareholder Thomas Stanton discussed IP investments and what makes intellectual property attractive to investors. Millions of SMEs are born each year with big ideas; some are successful and others are not. It is possible that some of the “unicorn” startups that have flourished, understand what makes…

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….

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…

Yes, if you are able to patent the technological invention required to make the business method work, then the business method becomes patentable. In so doing, 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 majority of businesses, the right IP (intellectual property) advice can protect a lot more than just a business idea or concept. It protects real business assets that are genuinely vital to core services, continuity and long-term success. And this is especially true for start-ups as they need to be even more vigilant when it…

Patent Process Requirements In a recent post, I explained what a patent was and why it was so important for entrepreneurs and inventors. A patent is a property right granted by the government to the inventor of a machine, process, composition of matter, or article of manufacturing. To receive a patent, the applicant must demonstrate…

  Stanton IP Law Firm to leverage over 15 years in the technology industry to revolutionize the traditional law firm model in order to deliver results oriented, client centric representation to clients nationwide.  The law firm will be focused on protecting, enforcing, and monetizing intellectual property rights for businesses and individuals Thomas H. Stanton, former…

By: Thomas Stanton, Esq. International law exists for two primary reasons: 1) public welfare; and 2) political welfare. Under the public welfare model, international law can only survive in areas that benefit the public welfare of the countries involved. Without the continuous benefit to the public the international law will deteriorate. Under the political welfare…

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