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Protecting your patent: Knowing how to fight

You went through the long process of obtaining a patent, and you're glad you did. Not more than a few months later, you found someone trying to use something you made; they reproduced your work to try to obtain a profit. The only problem is that you had no idea about the products. They're not of good quality, and it's beginning to affect your business.

When can you get a patent?

The day you finished your invention, you knew you had to protect it. You weren't familiar with trade laws or patents, but you knew it was important to do what you could to keep your idea safe.

The advantages of acquiring a patent

Patents are a great way to protect an idea that has never been brought to fruition. They are also a great way to legally protect an item or concept that you have created, developed, manufactured, marketed and sold. Today, we will take a look at the advantages of acquiring a patent for yourself, your business or any other entity that would need one in California.

Patents 101

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)issues an inventor of a product proprietary rights to the design and/or idea of that invention. A patent is intellectual property. It is not a copyright, trademark or a service mark.

Apple has filed for a new patent

Apple already has a wide market on its Apple products. Now it is expanding those services with a new patent regarding wireless charging. This new patent expands on the wireless power that was developed and patented by Energous.

Do I have any rights during the process of applying for a patent?

From the moment you file an application to protect your invention, you do have rights under patent law. However, until the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) approves your application for a patent, protection for your invention may be somewhat limited. Taking it phase by phase, the sections below describe your rights during the process of applying for and acquiring a patent.

Why the fuss over assigning a drug patent to a tribe?

Patent law is not one of those areas of practice that has garnered a great deal of media attention over the centuries. That's changed a lot in recent decades. Many readers are surely familiar with the long-running battle between Apple and Samsung over patents related to their respective smartphones.

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To protect your valuable idea, contact our lawyers at Costello Law Corporation to set up an initial consultation. We are ready to assist you in any intellectual property issue.

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