Month: July 2012

Benefits of Patent Ownership

            The inventor(s) listed on the patent application or the assignees of the patent are the vested owners of the patent. This ownership gives the patent holder the “right to exclude others from making, using, offering…

Who Owns a Patent?

The person who created it? The person who filed the application? The person funding the project? Generally, the initial owner of a patent is the inventor of the claimed subject matter. An inventor can be one person or a group…

Protecting Your Not So New Idea

While on a recent daytime talk show, the youngest self-made female billionaire and creator of Spanx, Sara Blakely, remarked that she was not the first person to have the idea for Spanx. Instead, she was the first woman to do…

IP Business Plan

     Most businesses own some intellectual property (IP), even if they do not realize it.  But most businesses do not fully protect all of their IP.  And maybe that is a good thing.  For some companies it might not…