A compilation of the top questions we receive about patents, provisional applications, non-disclosure agreements, patent searches and infringement, answered by expert IP strategist John Ferrell.
90-Minute Guide to Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets
Provisional Patents is the ultimate resource for entrepreneurial professionals looking to discover, understand and file provisional patent applications. Complete with explanations, examples, forms, samples and ideas, Provisional Patents provides all the necessary advice and tools!
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"Inventing for Money" is a practical, accessible guide to licensing your invention. Based on his 25 years working with start-ups and independent inventors, patent attorney John Ferrell outlines the process of protecting, pitching and monetizing inventions in 7 simple steps
When it comes to hi-tech innovation, timing is everything. Get a patent in less than a year.
Copyright is a fundamental form of intellectual property for technology companies, protecting the tangible expression of ideas against unauthorized copying and distribution.
On September 16, 2011, the President signed the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act into law. While less comprehensive than many in the legal community might have hoped, the new legislation nevertheless represents the most significant overhaul of the American patent system in 60 years.
We have compiled practical answers to some of the most common questions about trademarks.
The Trademark Clearinghouse is Open: Should You Register?
Excerpted from Cyberspace Law and Policy: A Primer for State Policymakers 2010
An overview of contributory and vicarious liability prepared for the AIPLA Spring Meeting in San Francisco (2011)
What business lawyers and general counsels need to know about the new top level domains
When sharing your idea with others, there are times when the receiving party refuses to sign your NDA. This video will provide a solution that will allow you to disclose your invention and then follow up with what John Ferrell describes as a post-facto NDA.