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What Does A Patent Attorney Do?

You have a great invention and you know you want to visit an intellectual property practice to patent your idea. You're ready to discuss your invention with a patent attorney but you don't know what they can do for you. When you want to get your idea patented, here's the role of your patent attorney in Colorado. Consulting When you meet with your patent attorney at an intellectual property practice, it's the job of your…

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Learn The Ins and Outs of Patenting an Idea

If you have researched patenting an idea, you have probably learned that there are several different parts to a patent application. Understanding the different parts may seem straightforward, but knowing what makes a strong patent may be more difficult. It may also be difficult finding a published patent to use as an example. This article will discuss the different parts of a patent and then also analyze the strengths of one of the patents for…

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Got an Idea? Here’s How to Tell if It’s Eligible for a Patent

Applying for a patent on your idea is a difficult process to understand; without the proper intellectual property practices, you might find both you and your idea floundering. Here are some of the ways to tell if your idea is eligible for a patent. The definition of a patent Patent law declares that any person who "invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful…

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Got an Idea? Here’s Why You Need a Provisional Application

You've got a great idea and you want to protect it. The first step is to file for a patent through a provisional patent application. Before you visit a patent lawyer, here's what you need to know about applying for a patent. What is it? A provisional patent application, or a PPA, is an application that designates an official filing date for a patented idea. This allows the owner to claim a patent is pending…

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Herman Miller v. Office Star

On Tuesday, October 11, a federal jury in California awarded Herman Miller Inc. $8.4 million in a trade dress lawsuit against Office Star. Office Star was accused of using Herman Miller’s overall look of its Eames office chair line in the trade dress suit. Herman Miller is best known for its office furniture, specifically its office chairs. In addition, it also manufactures other office furniture and offers “solutions” for their customers, focusing on making the…

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Copycats on the Prowl – How to Protect Your Legacy

You have probably heard the proverb, “necessity is the mother of invention,” but to us it has a whole different meaning. You see, we work with inventors every single day and if there is one thing we know to be true it is that mothers invent a lot.   Let me say that again. Mothers. Invent. A. LOT.   And I’m not just talking about the act of birthing children as an ultimate form of…

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