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Utility Patent vs. Design Patent (everything you need to know…)

By Bold Patents | December 3, 2018

Many companies and inventors seeking patent protection often wonder what type of patent to file for. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to hear that there are only two main types of patents granted by the U.S. Patent Office: design patents and utility patents. There is a third type, called plant patents, that will not be discussed in this …

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How Long Does It Take to Get a Patent?

By Bold Patents | November 27, 2018

Yes, as many legal answers begin, “it depends”… …But, our clients and I almost always agree it takes WAY TOO LONG! Don’t despair, there are a lot of things that you, the inventor, and us as your Patent Attorney can do to speed this process up and make things as efficient as possible while the …

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What is a Patent?

By Bold Patents | November 20, 2018

What is a Patent?  A question we get asked frequently by those looking protect and bring to market their visionary idea. A patent is the core legal protection for inventors and their inventions. The purpose of a patent is to provide protection to an inventor with the necessary time and space to make, use and …

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10 Tips for Inventors: Meeting with a Patent Attorney

By Bold Patents | November 13, 2018

Alright, so you’ve come up with a list of questions to ask a Patent Attorney. Good for you! You might be thinking: “Great, I just need to explain my invention in great detail, and they will take it from there! Right?” Wrong! There are many aspects that go into finding the right representation from a …

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Is My Idea Patentable? (The #1 Question to Ask…) 2020 Guide

By Bold Patents | October 30, 2018

You have this great idea! You think it can change the world in a small way. Now before you get started. You need to know if your idea is patentable. The last thing you want to do is spend thousands of hours of work to realize that you can’t patent your idea! So the question …

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Copyright Infringement: Everything You Need to Know

By Bold Patents | September 10, 2018

Did you know a large part of copyright infringement happens without people even knowing they did it? Understanding the above sentence will require a fair amount of background on what copyright law is, so I’ll go over the fundamentals.  An author is given copyright (under common law) immediately upon the creation of a work of …

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Cease & Desist! Get Serious About Patent Infringement

By Bold Patents | June 12, 2018

A Cease and Desist letter or a Patent Notice letter can take on many different forms. These letters are written by an attorney on behalf of a party who owns the patent. The letters are sent to alleged infringers of the patent. Patent attorneys are trained to write these patent infringement letters for their clients.  …

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