Monthly Archives: March 2019

IP in Business – Part 2: Patents

Patents apply to most things we usually think of as “inventions,” including, in some cases, offerings incorporating software. In the U.S., patents are administered by the Patent and Trademark Office (often abbreviated as the USPTO). While just about every country in the world has its own patent system, and different subject matter may be patentable in different countries, here’s what the U.S. Code says about patentable subject matter: "Whoever invents or discovers any new and [...]

By |2020-02-12T19:06:40-06:00March 26th, 2019|Intellectual Property, Zach Smolinski|

Intellectual Property Law Basics- Part 1: The Four Boxes

Whether you’re working within a business unit that turns out product and service ideas regularly or you came up with a great idea on your own that you are thinking about commercializing, you might be curious how to best prevent others from copying your idea or using it without your authorization. In lawyer speak, that means you want to know what type of intellectual property might apply to your idea. While there are, worldwide, probably [...]

By |2020-02-12T19:06:40-06:00March 18th, 2019|Intellectual Property, Zach Smolinski|