How to Sell an Idea Without a Patent

A patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office provides legal protection to inventors. Once an idea or invention is patented, no one can use that invention without the patent holder’s permission. Because of this, many companies will not purchase the rights to an idea or invention unless they know it is patent protected […]

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What kind of inventions can be patent protected?

Patents can be granted for a wide range of inventions including chemical compounds, business methods or everyday utensils. Traditional patents such as materials, textiles and appliances are often used alongside other existing patents such as computer processes or manufacturing methods to create a unique, functioning invention. However other revolutionary patents may include biological inventions such as bacteria and […]

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Bank of America Blockchain Patents Are ‘Meaningless’: Former VP

If patent applications were directly correlated with a company’s commitment to innovating in a particular field, then Bank of America would doubtlessly be one of Wall Street’s biggest blockchain bulls. The bank, the second largest financial institution in the U.S., has filed for approximately 50 patents related to blockchain technology, many of which also establish a framework […]

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The Chinese “Super Trademark”: A Creative Strategy for Overseas IP Protection

“The ‘super trademark’ is a nickname used by some intellectual property practitioners, not a formal term. But it can offer significant advantages.” Enforcement of trademark rights in China is an ongoing issue faced by numerous corporations. Invalidating or canceling a trademark registration in the Chinese market is time-consuming and costly. The best way to defend your company’s […]

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Apple’s latest patent envisions windshield that shows where to turn, lets you FaceTime on-the-go

CALIFRONIA: Apple is going aggressive in car technology and its latest patent envisions a futuristic windshield, as seen in sci-fi movies, showing you not only where to turn next, but also allowing you to FaceTime your friends while on-the-go.The patent filings, as reported by Patently Apple, describe an augmented reality windshield system, dubbed Heads up […]

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Bitcoin [BTC] can be processed via text messages, USTPO grants patent to Intuit Inc.

Intuit Inc., a California based company, has bagged a United States patent for processing Bitcoin through text messages. Intuit primarily markets financial, accounting, and tax development software and associated services for small businesses, accountants, and individual parties.On 7th August, the U.S Patent and Trademark Office [USPTO] published the patent on its site. The patent explains […]

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