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Benefits of Getting a Patent

Benefits of Getting a Patent By Frederic M. Douglas; douglaspatents.com © 2012, Frederic M. Douglas, All Rights Reserved. Frederic M. Douglas (fdouglas@cox.net) is a solo practitioner specializing in litigation involving intellectual property (patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyright, and more). Often, … Continue reading

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Tasks for a Company Patent Committee

Tasks for a Company Patent Committee By Frederic M. Douglas; freddouglas.wordpress.com © 2012, Frederic M. Douglas, All Rights Reserved. Frederic M. Douglas (fdouglas@cox.net) is a solo practitioner specializing in litigation involving intellectual property (patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyright, and more). … Continue reading

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Three Types of Patents

Three Types of Patents By Frederic M. Douglas; freddouglas.wordpress.com © 2012, Frederic M. Douglas, All Rights Reserved. Frederic M. Douglas (fdouglas@cox.net) is a solo practitioner specializing in litigation involving intellectual property (patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyright, and more).   Often, … Continue reading

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Tips for Patentability Searching

Tips for Patentability Searching By Frederic M. Douglas © 2012, Frederic M. Douglas, All Rights Reserved. Persons new to filing patent applications often have basic questions regarding patent searches. Should an inventor do a patent search? Is a patent search … Continue reading

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Tips on patent subject matter eligibility for computer readable media

Tips on patent subject matter eligibility for computer readable media © 2012 Frederic M. Douglas. All Rights Reserved.                Many patent applications have been filed aimed at protecting inventions involving computers. Often the patent claims describe using disc drives or … Continue reading

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Who’s an Inventor for a Patent?

When filing a patent application, the applicant must state correctly who are the inventors of the invention(s). If the patent issues with the wrong inventor listed, the patent may end up being invalid or unenforceable. Be sure to not omit … Continue reading

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A Star In The Night

When I think of February, I think of Valentine’s Day, Ground Hog Day, and Presidents’ Day. I also remember that Black History Month falls in February, the shortest month of the year. This makes me remember a joke I heard … Continue reading

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