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Methods for Enforcing Your Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual Property (IP) holds immense value for businesses, entrepreneurs, and creative individuals alike. Whether an invention, software, or piece of art, safeguarding your intellectual property is crucial to ensure that …

  • Posted on: Aug 17 2023
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Are Diagnostic Tests Patentable?

Diagnostic testing has always been extremely important in the treatment and mitigation of illness. Never in our lifetimes has this been more apparent than it is now during the COVID-19 …

  • Posted on: Dec 16 2020
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Can I Do a Patent Search by Myself?

When you have created an invention, filing a patent can help afford protection from others. But in order to be granted a patent, you must be sure that someone else …

  • Posted on: Oct 15 2020
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What to Know About DBAs or Trade Names

When you have a business, sometimes you don’t want to operate under your registered legal name for a variety of reasons. This is where a DBA registration comes in handy. …

  • Posted on: Sep 17 2020
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IPO’s “Stroke Of Genius” Podcast

IPO’s “Stroke Of Genius” Podcast A new episode of IPO Education Foundation’s Stroke of Genius is available NOW! Hear this clip of Episode 5 ( where two creatives used technology to …

  • Posted on: Aug 7 2020
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US Patent Office: AI Cannot Be a Legal Inventor

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to become more and more prevalent, it’s only natural that we start to imagine it helping in various scenarios. If you have wondered if AI …

  • Posted on: May 20 2020
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Will My Patent Expire?

When you create something and obtain a patent on it, you likely feel confident that you are protected. However, it is important to note that your patent rights do not …

  • Posted on: Mar 20 2020
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Scully Scott Murphy & Presser – COVID-19/Coronavirus

Scully Scott is very closely monitoring the information being released by the CDC, World Health Organization and other government agencies on the COVID-19/Coronavirus outbreak.   We take our employee health …

  • Posted on: Mar 16 2020
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Patents: What Inventors Need to Know

When you have an idea that you want to turn into a patent, there are many hurdles to overcome in the process. But what ends up giving most people trouble …

  • Posted on: Feb 13 2020
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What Is a Trade Secret and Why Should I Care?

When it comes to business, it’s a competitive world. When one company is successfully executing a product or service, it’s common that other companies will soon attempt to follow suit. …

  • Posted on: Jan 23 2020
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How to Submit a Patent Application

You’ve suddenly thought of a great idea and want to turn your idea into a reality – an invention – and protecting it by receiving a patent. The process of …

  • Posted on: Nov 14 2019
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Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, PC discusses the patent process of cannabis and cannabis-related products.

The Patentability of Cannabis

With a massive boom in cannabis and cannabis-related products, it is not surprising that legal issues surrounding these products have arisen. While trademarking cannabis-related products and processes can be murky, …

  • Posted on: Sep 17 2019
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Patent Protection

Protecting your inventions with a patent shields you from others copying and profiting off of your creation. Not all inventions, however, will qualify for patent protection. U.S. Patent Law lays …

  • Posted on: Jul 11 2019
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The Patent Search Process

Do I still need a patent search if my idea is not on the market? The patent search process is at times overlooked, but is a crucial first step to …

  • Posted on: Jun 28 2019
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The Federal Government Is Not A Person

By: Mark J. Cohen, Ph. D The Supreme Court in a decision in Return Mail Inc. v. U.S. Postal Service et al, case number 17-1594 in the U.S Supreme Court, …

  • Posted on: Jun 14 2019
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Design Patents: What Are They?

You just thought of a product that is unique in design from its competitors, standing out from the crowd. What should you do? How can you protect it? You may …

  • Posted on: May 10 2019
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Protecting Your Patent

How can I enforce my patent? Receiving a patent is a momentous occasion.  Your patent represents the culmination of your innovation, diligence, and hard work.  You likely spent several months …

  • Posted on: Apr 23 2019
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How to Avoid Trademark Infringement

An effective trademark strategy will not only enable you to establish a distinctive brand identity, but also help to avoid infringing on the marks of others. Trademark infringement can be …

  • Posted on: Dec 31 2018
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Amazon Sued Over Alleged Trademark Infringement

In the latest suit against the Seattle-based e-commerce conglomerate (The Comphy Co. v., Inc.), Amazon is being accused of trademark infringement by upscale bedding company, The Comphy. In its …

  • Posted on: Aug 15 2018
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What is a Patent Search?

If you intend on bringing innovations to the marketplace it is essential to obtain a patent which grants you the exclusive right to use, sell or otherwise exploit the particular …

  • Posted on: Jun 28 2018
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