IP Strategy

How to Patent Before or After Product Launch

A patent game plan for product launch Deciding whether to file a patent application before or after product launch is not easy. While much can…

Why not register your trademark?

Why not register your trademark? There may be valid reasons for not registering your trademark, but the legal cost should not be one of them.…

File both utility and design patents: When does it make sense?

Is it possible to file both utility and design patents? The question ignored by most startups and entrepreneurs is: Why not file both utility and…

What if you do not file a patent?

No patent, no problem? Utility patents generally take a long time and a lot of money to secure. You may feel inclined to skip the…

What is an IP strategy session?

What is the difference between an IP strategy session and a free initial consultation? Sometimes clients need more than what our free initial consultation can…

Free initial consultation: what is and is not covered

What is covered in our free initial consultation? Many prospective clients seek a free initial consultation to discuss their IP matters. Anyone who has read…

Trademark timing: When is the right time to trademark a product or company name?

When is the right time to file a trademark application? Trademarks differ from patents in terms of timing. Unlike patent deadlines, there is no strict…

Should you get a second opinion on your patent application?

What should you ask for in a second opinion? So you have a nagging feeling that something is not right with your pending patent application,…

What to do when your patent application is allowed

When is a patent application allowed? When your patent application has been allowed, the USPTO will send a Notice of Allowance setting forth a 3-month…

Why combine multiple inventions into a single utility patent application?

If you have multiple inventions related to a main idea or product, when does it make sense to combine them into a single utility patent…

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