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What is a Design Patent?

3/8/17 | by | SHARE:

The Legal Basis for Patents Congress established the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), which grants utility patents, design patents, and plant patents under the authority of our Constitution “to promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive… Read more


Uber Sued for Patent Infringement for its Self-Driving Technology

3/1/17 | by | SHARE:

Last week, Waymo LLC sued Uber Technologies, Inc. for stealing its trade secrets and using its patents without permission. This case could be huge in regards to which company will dominate the self-driving car industry in the U.S. What is Waymo? Google has been developing self-driving technology since 2009. In… Read more


Recently Issued Patent by Venjuris P.C.

2/27/17 | by | SHARE:

Unsupported pelvic/spine exercise system and method   The invention is embodied in an exercise system that can allow its user to counterbalance the effects associated with a predominantly sedentary lifestyle though a fitness device that comprises a combination of (a) supporting the lower body in a manner that permits a… Read more


Provisional Patents Explained

2/22/17 | by | SHARE:

You have probably heard the term “provisional patent.” This term, however, is a bit of a misnomer.  The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) does not issue “provisional patents.” The term “provisional patent” really means provisional application. What is a Provisional Application? These are the key points you should… Read more


DIY Patent Search

2/15/17 | by | SHARE:

Ok. You just thought of the next great invention. Now what? You know you should do a preliminary search to see if your invention already exists before contacting a patent attorney, but how do you do that? To have a patentable invention or process, under U.S. patent law,  it must… Read more


Best Protection for your Business – Patent or Trade Secret

2/8/17 | by | SHARE:

Every business has intellectual property. These are aspects of their business and products that differentiate them from and give them an advantage over the competition. A common question is how the company should protect certain elements of their business – with patents or trade secrets. Your business strategy should include… Read more


What is a Utility Patent?

2/1/17 | by | SHARE:

Utility patents are what most people think of when they think about patents. According to Ralph Waldo Emerson, it’s the better mousetrap for which the world will supposedly beat a path to your door.  In short, the significance of a utility patent comes from the utilitarian nature of your new… Read more


Whose Patent is it Anyway?

1/25/17 | by | SHARE:

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Do I Need a Patent?

1/18/17 | by | SHARE:

You’ve invented Thing 1, Or a method for Thing 2. So what, you then wonder, Is an inventor to do? Yes — file a patent! And once it issues, You’ll simply sit back, As the royalty accrues! But a lawyer will tell you, And tell you quite true: A patent’s… Read more


Recently Issued Patent by Venjuris P.C.

1/12/17 | by | SHARE:

Battery Module Architecture with Horizontal and Vertical Expandability     A battery module architecture including a plurality of battery cells coupled electrically in series and having a combined battery potential proportional to the combined sum of the battery cells is controlled by micro controller to balance battery cell voltages by… Read more


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