Can you patent your own idea for free? A Poor Man’s Patent

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Since I’ve began working for a registered patent attorney I have been bombarded with family and friends “million dollar” ideas and inventions. Recently I was asked by my uncle if a poor man’s patent is a legit way to protect his idea. For those of you who are not familiar with it, a “poor man’s […]

A Graphic History of Patent Law

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We post a lot about modern patent law issues, but sometimes it helps to take a step back and look at the bigger picture of the origins of patent law and its long, rich history. Recently, the University of Southern California put together a helpful infographic detailing the history of patent law and highlighting some of […]

The Library of New York Civil Discovery Forms

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About the Book The “Library of New York Civil Discovery Forms” by the New York Law Journal Press, is a useful, time-saving, and no-nonsense resource that any attorney would be wise to have in their office. The Book’s 14 Chapters explore areas of civil discovery including: Authorizations Subpoenas Discovery Demands and Responses Discovery Objections Depositions, […]

World’s poorest countries get 8 yrs grace on IP rules

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Negotiators have been locked in talks in Geneva discussing giving the poorest countries in the world an additional eight years in which to adhere to international intellectual property laws as set out by the WTO. These rules affect a whole raft of trademark, copyright and patent laws pertaining to reading material, technological products, drugs and […]

New Intellectual Property Enforcement Advisory Committees Created by Obama

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President Obama issued on February 8, 2011 an Executive Order called “The Establishment of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Advisory Committees,” establishing two intellectual property enforcement advisory committees designed to improve the Federal Government’s intellectual property enforcement efforts. The Enforcement Advisory Committee shall develop a Strategic Plan as provided for in title III of the PRO […]

Patent Law Reform Act of 2010: Interview with Congressman Lee

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What is happening with regard to the Patent Reform Act of 2010? Recently I asked this and other questions to first term Congressman Chris Lee, who represents New York’s 26th Congressional District. I think it’s important to note that Chris Lee, true to his pro-entrepreneurial stance, has taken the initiative to advocate for Research and […]