Intellectual Property Law Blog

April 4, 2019
Rapacke Law Group x Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute

Presentation @ TMC Innovation Institute

Next Monday, our Managing Partner Andrew Rapacke will be presenting @ The TMC Innovation Institute on the best methods to protect and monetize software intellectual property. The TMC Innovation Institute is home to the TMCx Accelerator, TMC Biodesign, TMCx+ Incubator, Johnson & […]
March 25, 2019
Patenting Process Guide For Entrepreneurs

Navigating the Patenting Process: A Step-by-Step Guide for Entrepreneurs

Some legal processes are as simple as showing the proper documentation and filing a form, or even just clicking the appropriate boxes in an online form, and then you are officially employed, affiliated with a business, married, or otherwise legally […]
March 21, 2019
Trademark Your Business Name

Is Your Business Name Trademarked? If Not, You Could Be in for a Rude Awakening

If you read a transcript of all the trademarked business names and product names you use in a given day, you would be surprised at how many there are.  If you were the one to go on a coffee run […]
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 […]
March 6, 2019
Increase Startup Valuation Intellectual Property

How to Increase Startup Valuation by Leveraging Intellectual Property

By definition, a startup is a company with big ideas and a small budget.  The goal of a startup is to show prospective investors that, with the right funding, the company could implement the startup founders’ ideas on a large […]
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 […]
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