Copyright law protects creative works such as books, paintings, sculptures, songs, and movies. Businesses, nonprofit organizations, and individuals often own a wide variety of copyrights. Sometimes a copyright owner will not...more
The United States switched to a “first-inventor-to-file” patent system in 2013. Ever since, articles and client alerts have stressed the importance of filing your patent applications as quickly as possible. Otherwise, the...more
There’s something off about Google’s Patent Purchase Promotion....more
On April 24, 2014, the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) announced the release of the Patent Application Alert Service (the Service).
The Service provides free, customized email alerts when U.S. patent...more
On December 15, 2014, the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) released Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility.1 The guidelines, titled Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility (the...more
In your experience, what’s the most important role that a startup CEO should fulfill? That’s the question we put recently to JD Supra contributors, many of whom have spent years working with successful entrepreneurs in...more
Some startups want to tout big fundraising numbers. Resist that urge. Focus on a smart valuation and return focus to the product....more