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What Is A Provisional Patent Application_

What Is a Provisional Patent Application?

A great deal of intellectual property terminology is carelessly tossed around these days with the result that there’s confusion in the public about these terms. Consequently, people wonder about what a trademark is and how it’s different from a copyright. Or, they have serious questions about “provisional patents.” This last question is especially troubling to […]

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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 Infringement: Money Ain’t “Sic” Everything

Patent Infringement When hiring an attorney, another important issue for many clients is potential remedies.  When a patent holder believes a competitor is wrongly infringing on its patent, they may wonder exactly what remedies are available, particularly if their own business is being harmed by the infringing use.  Positively, the prevailing patent holder in a […]

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 […]

Speedy Patent Results Are Rarely Possible

Quick Patents When hiring an attorney, one important issue for many new clients is speed.  Whether it be a competitor infringing on a registered trademark, or a potential patent application on a new technology, many clients want it as soon as possible. Unfortunately, regardless of the venue, the law is rarely fast.  Indeed, a paradigm […]

No Fair Final Decision for the Patent Owner

Patent Litigation Double Jeopardy Case Study Many people are familiar with the legal concept of double jeopardy (or perhaps at least the Ashley Judd movie that shares the same name).  This is the idea built into our criminal legal system mandating that defendants cannot be tried twice for substantively the same crime.  A similar concept […]

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