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 … Read more

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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 … Read more

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Herman Miller v. Office Star

Herman Miller v. Office Star Case Details 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 … Read more

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Copycats on the Prowl – How to Protect Your Legacy

Mother Of Invention 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 … Read more