Tips to Protect Your IP as a Small Business or Startup

Tips to Protect Your IP as a Small Business or Startup

If you’re a small business and you hear the words “you need an attorney”, you likely envision buckets of money flying out the window. However, protecting your intellectual property as a small business, startup, or pre-funded company doesn’t have to be difficult or insanely costly. 

Are You Overlooking the Importance of a Design Patent?

Are You Overlooking the Importance of a Design Patent?

When we think of patents, many people think first of utility patents — the kind that protect the function of an invention. But there’s another type of patent that recently made news headlines that could be crucial to protecting your intellectual property.

Machines Are Inventing. What Does It Mean for the Future of IP?

Machines Are Inventing. What Does It Mean for the Future of IP?

I grew up thinking about how awesome it would be to hang out on the holodeck aboard the Starship Enterprise and how terrifying it would be to be relentlessly chased by a stone-cold Terminator. But back in the day, artificial intelligence (AI) was just the faraway stuff of dreams.

Should You Pass on a Patent?

Should You Pass on a Patent?

Sometimes a patent does not make business sense. It’s a conversation I have frequently with potential and existing clients, and after a brief discussion, drawing attention to important issues they should consider, they often arrive at the conclusion that it’s not worth it.

What to Do When YOU Get a Cease and Desist

If you’re on the receiving end of a cease and desist letter, here are a few things to know and keep in mind. 

Pitfalls to Avoid When Collaborating on Intellectual Property

In many cases, IP collaborations take place out of necessity. Oftentimes, various firms work together to overcome hurdles of building prototypes and getting a project into production.

Protecting IP in the Food & Beverage Industry

You might be surprised to learn that you might not really need a patent in the food and beverage industry. In fact, depending on the type of product you are pursuing, patent protection may not even be viable.

DIY Prior Art Search? Yeah, You Can Do That.

In many cases, IP collaborations take place out of necessity. Oftentimes, various firms work together to overcome hurdles of building prototypes and getting a project into production.