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The Difference between Utility, Design, and Plant Patents

Tuesday | May 18, 2021By Shane Skwarekpatent eligibilitypatent lawpatent lawyerpatent officePatent Protection

Intellectual property is generally separated into different categories including patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. U.S. patent law further divides patents into three different types: utility, design, and plant patents. Each type of patent serves a similar purpose of spurring…

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Tesla’s Lasers on Vehicle Patent

Tuesday | March 30, 2021By Shane Skwarekfiling patent applicationpatent applicationpatent attorneypatent claimpatent draftingpatent eligibilitypatent lawpatent lawyerpatent officepatent pendingPatent Protection

In May of 2019, Tesla filed a patent application for “Pulsed Laser Cleaning of Debris Accumulated on Glass Articles in Vehicles and Photovoltaic Assemblies.” Instead of using conventional windshield wipers, Tesla envisioned a system to clean debris from any glass…

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Amazon Brand Registry

Tuesday | December 22, 2020By Shane Skwarekintellectual propertypatent attorneypatent claimpatent claimspatent infringementpatent lawpatent lawyerPatent Protection

What is Amazon Brand Registry? Brand owners work hard to protect their intellectual property (IP), including their trademarked brands. Amazon has recently become one of the largest companies in the world by providing a marketplace for sellers and buyers to…

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When is it too late to file a patent application?

Wednesday | October 7, 2020By Shane Skwarekfiling patent applicationpatent applicationpatent lawyerPatent Protection

Getting the timing right for filing a Patent Application can be tricky. While there are several factors that will bar you from pursuing a Patent if you file too late, it is also possible to file too early. For this…

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How can the First Action Interview (FAI) pilot program save me money and time in getting a U.S. patent?

Tuesday | March 3, 2020By Shane Skwarekfirst action interviewintellectual propertypatent applicationpatent lawpatent lawyer

There is no denying it: the First Action Interview Pilot Program at the USPTO is controversial in U.S. patent law. However, if you play your cards right, you can save your company both time and money when applying for a…

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The Patent Office Wanted Us to Pay for What?!?

Monday | December 16, 2019By Shane Skwarekfiling patent applicationpatent applicationpatent lawyerpatent officePatent Protectionsupreme court

The U.S. Supreme Court held that the costs borne by an appellant seeking review of a rejection from the U.S. Patent Office by a District Court do not include the apportioned salaries of the Office's employees in Peter v. Nantkwest.…

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