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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.

Kim Kardashian named in patent infringement lawsuit

The advanced technological environment of today is a prime venue for intellectual property infringement. Sometimes, intellectual property and patent infringement occur by accident and other times, it is perhaps done knowingly. Whatever the case, victims of infringement involving patents in California and elsewhere are well within their rights to take legal action in the realm of patent law.

What does USPTO's Michelle Lee's resignation mean for patent law?

Michelle Lee, director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office since 2014, abruptly announced her resignation on Tuesday. Lee, the first woman to hold the post of director, first joined the agency in 2012. She was then named interim director and ultimately confirmed for the top position under the Obama Administration.

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