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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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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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What Can You Expect of The Lawclerk On Demand Attorney Service?

By JD Houvener | July 20, 2018

What Can You Expect of The Lawclerk On Demand Attorney Service? As is common knowledge, the professional career of a lawyer is full of ups and downs. Apart from the work itself, a lot of effort also goes into dodging legal issues and preventing unethical means by themselves. This may pose a subtle obstruction in …

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Use of AI in legal courts – Boon or Bane?

By JD Houvener | July 10, 2018

Artificial Intelligence is all over the place. 70% of companies all over the world use AI and talks are going on about including them in legal proceedings in courtrooms as well. However, like there are pros and cons to every situation, there are advantages and disadvantages to this move as well. Read on to know …

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Cease & Desist! Get Serious About Patent Infringement

By JD Houvener | 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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Patent Theft: Types of Patent Infringement in the United States

By James Bunts | May 10, 2018

Market Monitoring: Watching for Infringers After getting a patent granted from the government, the next step is enforcing the patent for its active lifetime of 20 years from the filing date (15 years from date of issue for design patents). Generally, it’s not a question of whether a patent is being infringed; it’s a question …

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