Category Archives: Patents

Three Patent Strategy Changes Under the America Invents Act

The final provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA) recently took effect. The AIA represents the most significant overhaul of United States patent law since the mid twentieth century. It enacted provisions over time, with some provisions taking effect in … Continue reading

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3 Key Terms of a Software License

If your company has developed software, it should create a software license prior to distribution of that software. A software license is the key instrument that defines the rights in ownership, usage, and distribution of software between the company and … Continue reading

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Taking Advantage of the Timeline for the PCT “International” Patent Application

In the global market, today’s prudent company must evaluate patent protection for its innovative products or services. In doing so, the question arises as to which countries a patent application will be submitted. The general rule of thumb is that … Continue reading

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Overview of the PCT “International” Patent Application

Patents are granted on a country by country basis. If a company is considering “international” patent protection, that is to say patent applications in multiple countries, there are two primary approaches: 1. Filing patent applications on a country by country … Continue reading

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3 Key Terms of a Patent License

Congratulations! You’ve filed your patent application. The next step is for the inventor to commercialize the newly created intellectual property. The three primary options are to completely assign the patent rights to another party, license the patent rights, or to … Continue reading

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