What are Non-Fungible Tokens?

What is Blockchain Technology? Blockchain technology is a relatively new and complex system. In simple terms, blockchaining is just growing a connected list of data records linked together. Blockchain technology is often used to create and support NFTs. This is because blockchaining is easy to secure and easy to use for verification of the authenticity …

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What is a Patent Troll?

Origin of Patent Trolls There seems to be some discrepancies among sources for the origin of the term “patent troll.” According to Invenstopedia, the term was first coined by Paula Natasha Chavez, a U.S. Intellectual Property Law attorney, in an education video about the misuse of patents in the United States. An article in WIPO …

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Invention Patenting Costs

Patent Application Cost Events There are five patent application cost events when pursuing a patent for an invention that will incur professional fees. Importantly, after filing a patent application, there are patent prosecution events that add cost. The five patent application cost events are: first, a professional fee for a prior art search and patentability …

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What Does Patent Pending Mean?

What Happens After an Application is Pending? Pending applications often require further communication with the USPTO & WIPO. While a patent is pending, frequently amendments, new/revised claims, or further explanation is needed. These communications occur during patent application prosecution. Note: new matter may only be added in a new application. If new matter is needed to support claims during …

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Patent Agent Legal Services

Patent Legal Services Need a Patent Agent or Patent Attorney Regarding patent agent legal services, only those licensed to practice before the USPTO can prosecute a patent. Only patent practitioners (patent agents and patent attorneys) can prosecute patents; non-patent attorneys cannot. Whether a patent practitioner is a member in good standing of some state’s legal …

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