The Wonderful World of Patents

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Patent process

The U.S. Patent Office has granted two main types of patents. These are:

    1. Utility patents
    2. Design patents.

Let’s talk about these different types of patents.

First, the utility patent. This is the most common type of patent although it can be fairly difficult to get. A utility patent would be used to deal with technology. It has to do with mechanics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals or software. It’s about how things work. It could be about something as simple as a screw or tool but if there is something technical about it, that’s better. It would need to be shown in the drawings or described in a table or graph or in a chemical composition. The utility patent is extremely detailed. This is about how the product functions.

Next is the design pat

Are You Breaking Federal Law Without Even Realizing It?

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Intellectual property license agreement greenville

Stolen property is everywhere.

It’s not on your front lawn or in your living room (well, it may be, but that’s a separate problem); it’s on your computer. The websites you visit every day may not seem suspicious, but given the statistics, it’s highly unlikely that you’ve managed to completely avoid exposing yourself to stolen intellectual property on the internet.

Almost a quarter of all Internet traffic consists of the consumption of content that infringes on intellectual property rights. Some of it is unintentional (e.g., teenagers posting fan art they’ve made of their favorite comic book characters on the internet) and some of it is completely<