Patent Law

A patent (/ˈpætənt/ or /ˈpeɪtənt/) is a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state to an inventor or assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for detailed public disclosure of an invention. An invention is a solution to a specific technological problem and is a product or a process. Patents are a form of intellectual property.The procedure for granting patents, requirements placed on the patentee, and the extent of the exclusive rights vary widely between countries according to national laws and international agreements. Typically, however, a granted patent application must include one or more claims that define the invention.
Posts about Patent Law
  • Texas Welcomes TC Heartland

    … What does the Supreme Court opinion in TC Heartland mean for the business of patent litigation in Texas—particularly the Eastern District of Texas? On first read, TC Heartland seemed to herald the end of the kind of forum–shopping that enabled the Eastern District of Texas to land 40% of all newly filed patent cases. The courts have now begun…

    David Swetnam Burland/ Brann & Isaacson- 12 readers -
  • Supreme Court’s Federal Circuit Reversal Streak Continues

    … Tech. v. Promega); Reversed the Federal Circuit on whether the equitable doctrine of laches applies in patent cases (SCA Hygiene Prods. v. First Quality Baby Prods.); Reversed the Federal Circuit on whether an authorized sale outside the United States exhausts all rights under the Patent Act (Impression Prods. v. Lexmark Int’l); Reversed…

    David Swetnam Burland/ Brann & Isaacson- 17 readers -
  • How to Develop an IP Portfolio for Small Businesses

    … how do you do it? Intellectual property is generally broken down into four major categories: patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. Patent law protects novel inventions, systems, and processes for a term of years. Copyright law protects original works of authorship such as books, music, software, mobile apps, and websites, among…

    Stephen Hoffman/ Hoffman Law Office, P.C.- 13 readers -
  • The Legal Side of Developing a New Product

    …, your product might be patentable. And where there’s a patent, opportunities for licensing that patent aren’t far behind. Does your product indicate who you are, either through its packaging, branding, or design? Then you may want to obtain federal or state trademark protection to prevent others from using your name, slogan, design, or even…

    Stephen Hoffman/ Hoffman Law Office, P.C.- 37 readers -
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