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Patent Protection & Strategy

Monday, October 29, 2018

Protecting Your Store’s “Look” With a Design Patent

What elements of a store’s design can be protected through a design patent?

The look and feel of your retail location are likely a driving factor behind your success.  Customers often come to a certain store, over competing options, because they know and appreciate the overall style of the store. Your “look” might include your arrangement of items for sale or services, a unique display, a signature floor design, and much more.  Retailers often miss out on protecting the design of their store because they are unaware intellectual property law could give them much needed legal protection.  A design patent can be the ideal tool for some retail owners to guard their unique design and prevent copycats.


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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court Takes on the Issue of Patent Reviews


Will the U.S. Supreme Court uphold the current patent review proceedings?

U.S. Supreme Court justices are currently divided over the issue of whether the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s patent review proceedings, known as inter partes review or IPR, are legal.
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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Protecting Your Idea or Concept with a Patent


What types of inventions can be patented?

Many businesses rely on a unique process or concept to achieve success.  Without legal protection, your novel idea is at risk of being copied or stolen.  Thankfully, some small business owners can protect their inventions by filing for a patent.  Patent law is complex and not every idea will qualify for legal protections.  Read more . . .


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