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Copyright A copyright is a type of intellectual property that protecting all original forms of literary, musical, artistic, and architectural works. These materials include various other forms of creative ventures like computer software and video games. Copyrights protect mediums of artistic expression similar to the manner patents protect innovative designs and methods. Typical examples of …

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Copyright Attorney Copyrights are simply proprietary and exclusivity claims to works of authorship similar to a patent. The types of works that may be copyrighted include songs, novels, plays, poems, paintings, choreography, films, and audio recordings. Basically, any body-of-work or endeavor of an artistic or literary nature. The 1976 Copyright Act helped establish the kinds …

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Denied Patent A patent is the exclusive right of an inventor to protect and profit from their invention. However, how do you know that your invention is worthy of a patent? Denied patents occur every single day for various reasons. Illegitimacy of patent claim, plagiarism, and gross similarity to current patents may all be reasons …

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Design Patents Design Patents are one of three basic, general exclusive intellectual property rights granted to innovators and inventors by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Design patents are granted as a way to protect original designs from unlawful use, market, or reproduction. Let us say you design an intricate piece of jewelry …

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Expired Patent The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is responsible for keeping track of millions of patents. One of the more important jobs of the USPTO is to keep track of the status of each patent and their expiration. Patents are grants given by the government to an inventor or innovator for exclusive …

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File a Patent Why Should I File a Patent? Every year, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) receives nearly half a million patent applications. Do not miss your chance to file a patent today! Patents are simply a written agreement from the government declaring your right to a particular invention / innovation. There are …

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Invalidate Patent In the world of patents for innovative ideas and original inventions, establishing the validity of a unique concept goes far beyond the idea itself. Often, inventors must invalidate patents others are trying to establish, or stop someone else from capitalizing on their ideas. There are two requirements to establish a patent. First, when …

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Invention Protection People who develop inventions that are beneficial to society should be lauded for their findings. Often times, however, inventors suffer theft or infringement of their ideas and inventions. It is important for a prospective inventor to track diligently the progress of their idea and document everything including failed attempts. Invention protection is vital …

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Inventions Inventions keep society evolving. An invention is a new product or original process, which the patent office renders unique and never conceived previously. An invention is a completely new process, object, and/or an improvement on an existing idea. Throughout history, individuals created inventions to make life easier. Early examples, such as the wheel, bow …

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