Month: August 2012

How do you Register a Trademark?

            Registering a Trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is a straightforward process with both online and paper options. The paper format does take longer to process and is not available for download…

What is a Joint Patent Owner?

            When only one person is listed as the inventor of a patent and that patent has not been assigned to anybody else, the listed inventor is an individual owner and owns all the rights to…

What is a Copyright Deposit?

            A deposit is a copy of the work which is being submitted to the U.S. Copyright Office. A deposit usually accompanies an application for Copyright Registration, but sometimes it is required regardless of Copyright Registration.…

You are Never too Young (or Old)

      The youngest person to have even been granted a patent was four years old. FOUR! Granted on August 3, 1993, Patent 5,231,733 is an “Aid for grasping round knobs.” The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) does…