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How to File a Design Patent Application in 10 Steps

By JD Houvener | July 14, 2020

Are you looking to patent a new idea? Are you wondering how to protect the way it looks and prevent copycats? Well, a design patent may just be what you’re looking for. There is a specific process that should be taken to file a design patent application properly. I’ve laid out the details here in …

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Trademark Symbol

Trademark Symbol | Everything You Need to Know

By Matt Kulseth | July 13, 2020

As a consumer, you’re no doubt familiar with the ™ and/or ® symbols. Even if you don’t know what they mean exactly, you’ve probably seen them on enough brands and enough logos to know that they stand for something. Although confusing, a trademark symbol is necessary. In the case of inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs, implementing …

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How to File a Provisional Patent Application in 13 Steps

By JD Houvener | July 10, 2020

Ok – so at this point you’ve hopefully figured out whether your idea is an invention or if it’s still in the idea stage? You’ve also hired a Patent Attorney or done the homework yourself to confirm that your idea is patentable?  Correct?  If so, you are ready to learn how to write a patent …

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Benefits of Copyright Registration

BENEFITS OF COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION

By JD Houvener | July 6, 2020

As long as humans keep creating, and as long as people want to make money with those creations, there will be a need for copyrights.  So what are the benefits of copyright registration? No matter if you’re a starving artist, a startup company, or a big corporation, copyrights matter, and knowing when they come into …

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Top 31 Best Marketplaces to Buy/Sell Patents

By Todd VanDuzer | July 3, 2020

Are you a talented inventor with more of a passion for inventing than running a business and competing in the market? Or maybe you’re a business person looking to either buy out competing patents or get the rights to something that would be perfect for your brand? Regardless of which category you fall into, you’re …

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Business Method Patent

Business Method Patent

By JD Houvener | June 30, 2020

Your business method often starts with an idea. This idea is a materialized process that often blends software automation with more traditional business methodology. Ergo, your business method is an organized body of ideas; your business identity that brings about a useful and significant product in the economic aspect. Just imagine this: in terms of …

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How to Invent Something in 10 Steps: Ultimate 2020 Guide

By JD Houvener | June 30, 2020

What!? I’m going to tell you how to invent??? You bet. And while this may make some of you inventors a little heated to hear this…but in my honest opinion, ANYONE can be an inventor. Here’s how… It’s so true that in life, difficult things to achieve are often the most highly valued. Inventing and …

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Top 18 Patent Brokers in the United States

Top 18 Best Patent Brokers in the United States

By JD Houvener | June 26, 2020

When you want to invest in stocks, you call a stock broker. The same is true for patents and other forms of intellectual property.  With the thousands of patent brokers in the United States alone, finding the best one for you can be a tricky challenge. Luckily for you, we’ve done most of your homework …

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Patent Theft: Types of Patent Infringement in the United States

By James Bunts | June 19, 2020

Copyright or patent infringement has always been a serious crime. However, given the rise of the internet and the ability of just about anyone to release creative content for consumption, it has become a very hot topic.  From social media networks like YouTube and Instagram to niched platforms for things like art and music, website …

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Intellectual Property Strategies for Startups

Intellectual Property Strategies for Startups

By JD Houvener | June 18, 2020

Launching a startup is a prospect that is bold, exciting, and potentially profitable—provided you put in the work and resources to get it there. Many entrepreneurs love the challenge of setting up something that is bigger than they are, and there’s nothing quite as rewarding as seeing your dream become a reality. The sweet payoff …

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