BOLD Blog

Here at Bold Patents, our attorneys are inspired by our inventors, the law, and technology. Often times, we find ourselves wanting to share with the world an important update on any one of those topics (or all three for that matter) and it is here that we share our take on recent happenings in Patent law and the marketplace as a whole for our clients and the technologies that bring us closer together.

HOW TO HAVE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS FOR STARTUPS

By JD Houvener | September 14, 2018

HOW TO HAVE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS FOR STARTUPS   Intellectual Property (IP) includes patents, trademarks and copyrights. A patent confers an exclusive right to an invention. A trademark covers an exclusive right to the indication of the source of a product. A copyright entails an exclusive right on an original work. A service mark covers …

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HOW TO GET YOUR INVENTION IDEA IN THE RIGHT HANDS

By JD Houvener | September 11, 2018

HOW TO GET YOUR INVENTION IDEA IN THE RIGHT HANDS If your goal is to get a license agreement with a major manufacturer, sell your product to Walmart or find an investor with great resources to finance your project, you must create a proposal to convince someone to do something. Your proposal must convince your …

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HOW TO AVOID COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

By JD Houvener | September 10, 2018

Copyright, patents, trademarks and trade secrets are all ways in which people can protect their intellectual property. However, there are key differences between each of the protective instruments with regard to their exact protection. Copyright is one of the most commonly used tools in IP cases. According to the government’s copyright office, it protects “original …

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HOW A REGISTERED TRADEMARK CAN SAVE YOUR BUSINESS

By JD Houvener | September 9, 2018

A registered trademark represents your company. You can mark a brand, a logo, a symbol and even a sound related to your business. A registered trademark depicts third parties that your company exclusively owns the products or services you offer. often times customers are compelled to buy a product because of the brand name, so …

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ADVANTAGES OF TRADEMARK REGISTRATION

By JD Houvener | September 7, 2018

Trademark registration is the most cost-effective and fastest way to ensure the business identity, business advantage, and market position. Many business owners do not realize the importance of protecting their intellectual property rights through trademarks. The registration of a trademark provides a set of exclusive rights that apply only to the owner. The registration of …

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BENEFITS OF COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION

By JD Houvener | September 6, 2018

When managing a business, you must be careful and make sure that all the small interests of your organization are covered. When you create a product or launch design and even think of a suggestion to improve what you are promoting, it is essential to protect it with a copyright registration. Without adequate copyright registration, …

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Is it possible for you to get protection on software?

By JD Houvener | August 27, 2018

When people ask “is software patentable?,” they are typically an inventor or developer of a product that runs on software, and they want to know if they can protect their invention. For example, it might be a smartphone app, a website, or a device or system that uses software to perform various functions. The real question is therefore whether …

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How Legal Tech Is Improving Intellectual Property Law

By JD Houvener | August 21, 2018

From the moment we wake up in the morning, until the moment we lay our heads down on the pillow at night, we consume an immeasurable amount of information about every facet of our lives. Think about it, would you go to a movie or try a new restaurant without first Googling reviews and then …

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Scope of Rights in Patent Law

By JD Houvener | August 14, 2018

It is important to note that a patent does not grant the patent owner any right to make their own invention. Rather, the patent gives the patent owner the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, or importing the invention. The patent holder’s right to make their own invention is dependent upon the rights …

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Legal Malpractice Claims and Current Scenarios

By JD Houvener | August 7, 2018

Lawyers falling prey to legal malpractice claims is nothing short of an irony. Although most lawyers are fully versed with how the legal system functions, many times they fail to realize the obvious. A lawyer’s duties are not just limited from 9 to 5, but exist around the clock. Which is why they often get …

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