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Our Denver intellectual property attorneys & lawyers can help you secure and protect your company-s intellectual property. Whether you are an entrepreneur, artist, author, engineer, manager, or individual - the IP attorneys on UpCounsel have you covered.
There are four common areas of intellectual property, which all protect different things such as: copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets. Additionally, licensing is a popular enough specialization of IP that warrants mentioning.
Our Denver IP attorneys that specialize in licensing can help you draft contracts that grant permission to another party to do something with an otherwise protected work or product. A license can grant the right to reproduce the work by: distributed copy of the work to others by rental, sale, or lease, or preparing derivative works using protected expression from the original work, and/or displaying the work.
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What Is a Utility Patent and How Long Does it Take to Get?
The average patent approval process takes 25.6 months. A utility patent is the term used to describe what most people think of simply as a patent and is the most common type of patent. Utility patents protect a variety of inventions from duplication by others for 20 years from the application submission. Other types of patents include design patents, plant patents, and more.
Should I Take the Time to Get a Utility Patent?
Applying for and receiving a patent can take years and be very expensive. You do not need a patent to benefit from an invention; in some cases keeping a technique or formula secret is a better way to protect your invention from being used and marketed by others.
Most people overvalue
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What is Keyword Advertising Trademark Infringement?
Keyword advertising trademark infringement occurs when online search engine companies sell trademarked words and phrases to competitors of the trademark owner. Keyword advertising trademark infringement is a relatively new concept since search engines have become more widely used in the last decade.
Trademark owners are unhappy with this practice because they believe it leads to confusion among consumers. When consumers search for keywords that fall under the trademark, they see those exact words on websites that don't relate to the actual product or brand. This also increases the time it takes to find the right product or service from the company that holds the trademark.
Infringement only occurs when the searc
What is Intellectual Property for Software?
Intellectual property for software is computer code or software protected by law under either a copyright, trademark, trade secret, or software patent.
Why Intellectual Property for Software Is Important
Software innovation is valuable to individuals, start-ups, and businesses. The law is the best way to protect material such as software. To use the law as protection, programmers and businesses treat software as intellectual property.
When you treat your software as intellectual property, you have more control over who gets to use it and how it gets to the public. Otherwise, people might use it without permission, and you'll lose the chance to get paid when people use your software. In extreme cases, you might lose the right to use software you created.
What Is Intellectual Property?
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What Is the America Invents Act?
The America Invents Act (AIA) adopts a First to File approach to the United States patent statute for patents such as a utility patent. This patent reform legislation prioritizes patent filing date over invention date.
Also known as the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, it was signed into law on September 16, 2011. The AIA went into effect on March 16, 2013. It's considered the biggest change for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) since 1952.
The AIA is officially known as H.R. 1249. It amends Chapter 35 of the U.S. Code. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) sponsored the AIA.
Key Filing Reforms
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What Is a Patentability Search?
A patentability search is a type of patent search that gives you valuable information about whether your invention will qualify for a patent. The search allows you to compare your invention with prior art.
The patentability search is the most common of all the different types of patent searches. It is otherwise known as a novelty search or a prior art search. Its goal is to make sure that your invention hasn't already been created by someone else. The search lets you compare your invention with prior art. This includes both preexisting patented and non-patented inventions.
Novelty searches and state-of-the-art searches are related. A state-of-the-art search prov