If you have ever gotten an office action with rejections you don’t understand, you are not the only one. While this is not the recommended response to a patent examiner, it sure does make for entertaining reading.
The U.S. Copyright Office defines computer programs as “a set of statements or instructions to be used directly or indirectly in a computer in order to bring about a certain result.”
The process for registering a Copyright for your computer program roughly the same as [...]
A trade secret is a creature of statute. They exist because state legislatures have defined them and deemed them worthy of protection. Trade secrets are created and maintained when companies, sometimes unknowingly, follow the provisions of the statute.
Developing contracts to govern intellectual property concerns is a form of insurance. If you never have any problems related to your IP, it never matters whether or not you have any contracts in place. However, if an IP issue does arise, suddenly your IP [...]
I recently bought an older home and completed a major renovation on it. Well, I did not do the renovation, I paid a contractor to do the renovation for me. The contractor said they would bill me bi-weekly, but I did not receive my first bill until they had been working on the house full-time [...]
Maybe you have heard this urban legend. An inventor has a brilliant idea, he writes it all down in a letter, places the letter in a sealed envelope addressed to himself, mails it, never opens the letter when he receives it in the mail, and somehow uses the letter to prove that he has patent [...]