Released Inventions

Patent Prosecution and IP Counseling

         What is a patent?

             What is the process?
             Bar Dates

         What is a Trademark?

         What is a Copyright?
Copyright gives the author of an original work exclusive for a certain period of time.

Copyright applies to any expressible form of an idea or information that is substantive and discrete and fixed in a medium.

Examples of Copyrightable material:
  • Literary Works
  • Movies (but not their titles)
  • Musical Compositions
  • Photographs
  • Software (Sequence of coded instructions that direct process steps)
  • Audio Recordings
  • Paintings
  • Drawings
  • and more
Copyright does not cover ideas and information themselves, only the form or manner in which they are expressed.

Copyright protects originality, not novelty. (Copyright owner has no right to prevent the independent creation of the same expression of an idea.)

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