March 18, 2019
Secret Weapon For Startups: Provisional Patent Applications

A Secret Weapon For Startups: Provisional Patent Applications

Intellectual property is a startup’s most valuable resource.  When Ryan Frayneappeared on Shark Tank, his invention, an air mattress that you can inflate in a single breath, stood out from the copycat food products and gimmicky gift ideas that often appear on […]
March 13, 2019
The One Thing To Do Before Filing Patent

The One Thing You Need to Do Before Filing a Patent Application

Despite the narratives you might hear about life-changing inventions being the result of a brief moment of inspiration, the truth is somewhat more complicated.  Even in cases where the idea for the final product seems to have occurred to the […]
March 8, 2019
Patent Attorney Long Term Goals

Does Your Patent Attorney Have Your Long-Term Goals in Mind?

Careful planning for the short-term and the long-term is essential for any business.  Successful business owners always consider the return on investment when they make a major purchase or begin a project.  Only the biggest companies have their own in-house […]
February 28, 2019
Artificial Intelligence IP protection

With AI Technology Advancing So Rapidly, Is IP Protection Worth It?

A common question asked by innovators in the high-tech, artificial intelligence and software industries is whether securing IP protection is worth it. This question comes up because those involved in these technology areas work in a rapidly changing environment where […]
February 22, 2019
Software Medical Device Patent

When Software Qualifies as a Medical Device, IP Protections are Needed

Artificial intelligence software has become so sophisticated that AI is now being regularly used in the healthcare field. Many new medical devices include some form of AI technology to make testing, diagnosing, and treatment easier, safer, and faster. AI and […]
February 19, 2019
Design Patent Protection for Innovative Products

Innovative Product Designs Deserve Protection

One of the largest drivers of successful businesses is having a product design that resonates well with consumers. The design of a product can have a huge impact on the marketability of a product. The design of a product often […]
February 14, 2019
Protect Your Mobile Apps Intellectual Property

Protect Your Mobile Apps Intellectual Property

In today’s tech-savvy and highly digitally-connected world, mobile application development is a booming industry. The mobile experience is ubiquitous – practically everyone has a smart device or mobile platform that gives them constant and instantaneous access to the internet. Due […]
February 5, 2019
What Is Double Patenting Rejection

US Patent Law: What is a Double Patenting Rejection?

In the United States, patent protection is sought from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Similar to how patent applications are examined by other patent offices around the world, US patent applications undergo an examination process. In the […]
January 29, 2019
Sectors of Medicine where AI in Medical Devices is Taking Off

Sectors of Medicine Where AI in Medical Devices is Taking Off

While artificial intelligence is rapidly being integrated into medical device technologies, AI is still in its early stages of development. AI has become very “good” at performing certain automated processes, such as speech recognition and image processing, while remaining “weak” […]
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