What Happens to Intellectual Property After Death?

Wills Transfer Intellectual Property Rights – Intellectual Property in Wills Your intellectual property can be taken care of in your will along with your other property. Generally, for inventors, artists, and authors, intellectual property in a will is transferred to their heirs just like their personal property (i.e., jewelry, cars, etc.) and/or real property (i.e., house, …

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Non-Disclosure Agreements

Why Use an NDA What is the purpose of a non disclosure agreement? Some relationships, especially in business, can require outside access to confidential, sensitive, and/or valuable information. Asking someone to keep a secret of that stature is not always enough to protect such information. Non-disclosure agreements are used to protect trade secrets, client information, …

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What Can be Patented?

What is Patent Eligible Subject Matter? An invention must be patent eligible subject matter. The first of the four criteria to determine what can be patented is whether or not the invention is patent eligible subject matter. Patent eligible subject matter is any process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter that is not an abstract …

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