Costello Law Corporation
We Can Help You, Call Us Today
916-520-3360
This Attorney is Lead Counsel Rated. Click here for more Information.

Patent Law Archives

Will pot patents hold up in court?

Various states across the nation, including California, have legalized recreational and medicinal marijuana. This has opened the door for companies in the states to grow, manufacture and sell a variety of marijuana-based products. Many companies have even patented different varieties and forms of marijuana and marijuana-based products. The question is: Will pot patents hold up in court?

How do I research a patent?

The number of ideas and inventions a single human being can create is limitless. That said, countless ideas have already been created and formally patented with the U.S. Patent Office. No matter how "original" you feel your creation is — and you may have indeed come up with it all by yourself — if your idea has already been patented by someone else, you may be out of luck in terms of profiting from your creation. For this reason, before you apply for a formal patent, you'll need to do some research.

There are many steps to getting a patent: Learn more

To get a patent, there are several steps that you need to follow. These include determining the kind of intellectual property protection you need, determining if your invention can receive a patent, deciding what kind of patent you want and getting ready to apply. You will also have to submit an application and work with a patent examiner. If everything goes well, you will receive an approval and must then maintain your patent.

Chemical patents protect you for 20 years

If you work in chemistry, there's a chance you may develop a new chemical or mixture that you need to further develop and protect. Even if you don't work with the specifics of medications or chemical mixtures, you know the importance of protecting your new creation. If you don't, others may use the same formula and, essentially, steal your hard work and any profits that could have come from it.

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.

Contact Us Today

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.

Get Started

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Map & Directions

Costello Law Corporation

Costello Law Corporation
2267 Lava Ridge Court
Suite 210
Roseville, CA 95661

Phone: 916-520-3360
Fax: 916-441-4254
Map & Directions

Email Us