General Legal Subjects

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Finding and Organizing Legal Resources for Conclusive Research

Finding and Organizing Legal Resources The amount of legal information available, both online and in physical copies, is extensive and intimidating. There are many online resources available for any inquiry. This article contains a short list of sources that may be helpful to you in your research as well as organizational tips, but is by …

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What Happens to Intellectual Property After Death?

Intellectual Property After Death Intellectual property is comprised of patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Patents have a 15 or 20 year term. Trademarks can be renewed indefinitely. Copyrights last for 70 years after the artist’s or author’s death. Being prepared to deal with the death of the inventor, artist, author, or owner of intellectual property is …

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Non-Fungible Token

What are Non Fungible Tokens (NFT)? In today’s digital world, a non-fungible token (NFT) is a digital asset that is sold and traded online. Most current NFT implementations are secured using blockchain technology. NFTs can be associated with a wide variety of things like art, music, and videos; they are treated similarly to cryptocurrency. An …

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What Does Infringement Mean?

Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Infringement What does infringement mean? Infringement is a violation (encroachment or trespass) of a right or privilege (law, regulation, contract). In the world of intellectual property (patents, trademarks, and copyrights) infringement of rights is making, using, and selling a protected invention or registered mark or copyright without permission.  Even when it …

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Patent Trolls

What is a Patent Troll? Since George Washington created the first patent laws in the United States, Americans have been encouraged to innovate and promote technological developments. However, there are people and/or companies that attempt to abuse the patent legal system, called patent trolls. “Patent sharks” or “patent pirates” are other names for patent trolls …

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