Monthly Archives: February 2020

Do You Really Own What You’re Building?

In the world of real property, important questions like ownership of the land you’re building on are usually settled via long-standing institutions such as recorder of deeds offices and title insurance companies. The reason for this is pretty clear: spending lots of time and money unwittingly building on something you don’t own is, in legal terminology, “real bad.” In the IP world, building on something owned by someone else can be pretty bad too. But [...]

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

Three Things To Do Before You File a Patent Application

So you came up with an invention, and now it’s time to file a patent application. It seems like a natural progression. But jumping right into a patent filing without taking some other initial steps can lead to some unexpected problems. Lets go over a few steps that should happen before you get going on a patent filing: Describe Your Invention It may seem that the development of an invention would necessarily involve describing it. [...]

By |2020-02-12T19:06:40-06:00February 3rd, 2020|Intellectual Property, Zach Smolinski|