14Dec
By: Julia On: December 14, 2016 In: Intellectual Property Comments: 0

Patent law informs our ideas about who to credit for key inventions and discoveries. Yet sometimes a product’s true inventor does not obtain the patent. The invention of the radio is an illustrative example.

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14Dec
By: Autumn On: December 14, 2016 In: Intellectual Property, Legal News, Legal Topics Comments: 0

The Consistency Initiative Pilot Program, announced in 2008, has delivered more consistent examination standards for those applying for trademarks and patents through The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Due to the success of the pilot program, The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently announced a permanent...

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13Dec
By: Julia On: December 13, 2016 In: Intellectual Property Comments: 0

According to a recent report by the US Commerce Department, industries that use intellectual property extensively contribute significantly to the economy by creating jobs. The report does not focus on policy. Instead, it highlights quantitative data to support a finding that the US economy is heavily dependent on IP protection.

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12Dec
By: Julia On: December 12, 2016 In: Intellectual Property Comments: 0

The case before the Supreme Court, called Golan v. Holder, involved a constitutional challenge to a US law that granted copyright protection to artistic works first published in another country between the years 1923 and 1989.

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12Dec
By: Julia On: December 12, 2016 In: Intellectual Property Comments: 0

So you know what it takes to get a patent in the US, but how difficult is it to get an international patent? Actually, there is no such thing as an "international patent." Several patent offices around the world, however, are meeting in an attempt to harmonize patent systems internationally.

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09Dec
By: Julia On: December 9, 2016 In: Intellectual Property Comments: 0

With the stroke of a pen, President Barack Obama signed into law a comprehensive overhaul of the US’s patent law system. This move marks the most significant reform of the Patent Act since 1952. The US Patent and Trademark Office issued 244,358 patents in 2010.

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07Dec
By: Katherine On: December 7, 2016 In: Intellectual Property Comments: 0

Ever since Harry Potter became a household name, author J.K. Rowling and her publishers have been battling copyright infringement. In honor of the film premiere, read about the various copyright lawsuits the Harry Potter franchise has had to deal with.

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07Dec
By: Katherine On: December 7, 2016 In: Intellectual Property Comments: 0

Obtaining a patent is an important way to protect your ideas and inventions. However, part of the patent process makes it easy for people to infringe on your work. Learn the basics of obtaining a patent and how to keep your idea safe from copycats until a patent is granted.

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07Dec
By: Katherine On: December 7, 2016 In: Intellectual Property Comments: 0

Copyright law knowledge is essential for all musicians and songwriters. In a world of sampling and sharing, musicians should learn copyright law basics to protect their intellectual property — or someone else could be taking credit for their work.

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06Dec
By: Katherine On: December 6, 2016 In: Intellectual Property Comments: 0

Have you written or created something amazing? You want to get it out there, but you also want to be sure that no one steals your idea. You need to protect your intellectual property — but did you know that some works are not protected by copyright? It's important to...

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