how to get a patent

How to Get a Patent in Florida

When it comes to getting a patent in the United States, there is only one show in town. That is, there is only one government agency that issues U.S. patents, and that is (surprise!) the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Spoiler alert: the USPTO is also the sole source for federal trademark registrations, […]

patent ownership pitfalls part 2

Patent Pitfalls: Part 2

JDA’s and Government Rights Joint Development Agreements Another potential patent pitfall scenario is joint development agreements. You encounter these arrangements when the technology being scouted was borne out of more than one entity. In short, these documents control intellectual property rights when two or more entities are involved in developing new technology. If the technology […]

patent ownership pitfalls

Patent Pitfalls: Part 1

Tech Transfer & Patent Ownership Issues The following is part 1 of a transcript from my presentation at the 2018 R&D 100 Conference. My name is Jack Abid, and I am shareholder at the intellectual property boutique law firm of Allen Dyer Doppelt and Gilchrist. My practice centers on patent procurement and patent portfolio counseling. […]

Patent Searching Basics

As patent attorneys, we have access to subscription-based services that allow us to perform very refined searches of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO’s) patent database. Moreover, we also utilize the services of professional patent search agents, many of whom use the same computerized search system that the patent examiners use. One or both […]