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AI and Intellectual Property

Due largely to the technological leaps and advances being made in artificial intelligence (AI), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is seeking to address the intersection of AI...

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The Patent Prosecution Process

The patent prosecution process is usually quite long, arduous, and can be costly.  There are three types of patents: utility, design, and plant.  Plant patents are the least common and...

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Prior Art Search for your Patent

The first step for anyone with an invention or idea is to perform a prior art search and analysis in order to determine whether or not it’s already been done...

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What is Intellectual Property (IP)?

Intellectual property (IP) is a term that includes property that essentially comes from the mind, including trademarks, copyrights, patents, and, to a lesser extent, trade secrets. It is vital to...

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Intellectual Property 101: The Different Types of IP

Intellectual Property 101- Considering the Different Types of IP Many small business owners are confused about intellectual property, or as the legal community calls it, IP. Unfortunately for many business...

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How to Maximize Your Patent

How you can maximize your patent by avoiding these 4 common mistakes. 50% of patents are useless. Is your patent a statistic or a success story?

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Can You Patent an Idea?

Can you patent an idea? Like most legal issues, the answer is not always straightforward. Or as they often say in the law, “it depends”!

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Prior Art Search

Did you know that you don't necessarily need an attorney or patent agent to conduct a prior art search?

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Improvement Patents

Can you get a patent on an improvement to a patented device? They're called improvement patents!

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Patents 101

L4SB explains the types of patents and how they can be utilized!