Intellectual Property Archives

The types of patents that can be granted

If you believe that you have invented something that will be sought-after in the industry you are operating within, you would be wise to gain a patent. A patent is a type of right that an investor can gain from the government. It allows them to have exclusivity when it comes to manufacturing and selling their new technology for a certain amount of time.

What can I do if someone steals my intellectual property?

There are many types of intellectual property, and if you have created something that is unique, for example, a poem, a photo or a painting, you are automatically protected under copyright law. In addition, it is possible for organizations to protect their exclusive use of singular words, symbols and phrases by establishing a trademark.

Intellectual property law for Georgia songwriters

If you work in the entertainment industry, it is likely that you are tasked with creating content, whether this is through the medium of writing, directing or the creation of sound. This creation will be unique to you and will be your source of income. However, ideas and artistic creations are relatively intangible compared to a physical commercial object.

How patents differ from other types of intellectual property

A business typically will have many tangible assets like cash, products and property that are legally protected from theft. However, in addition to these tangible assets, there are many aspects of a business that are intangible but extremely valuable to both the company and its competitors.

From idea to patent: When does an idea become a reality?

An interesting ruling out of the Northern District of California raised an important question for business owners throughout the United States, including here in Georgia: When does an idea become a reality and therefore become patent eligible?

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