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Poughkeepsie Intellectual Property Law Blog

What’s the patent venue statute?

The patent venue statute plays a significant role in determining where patent infringement lawsuits can be brought. Because this legal provision has far-reaching implications for both patent holders who are trying to protect their intellectual property (IP) rights and...

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Does “patent pending” mean anything?

Obtaining a patent is not a quick (or easy) process. In the United States, it takes an average of 22 months for a patent to be granted or denied, and that’s a very long time to wait to bring something to market. That’s why you frequently see new products being offered...

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What makes a trademark strong?

If you’re starting a new business or perhaps rebranding your current one, you want to do everything possible to discourage other parties from illegally using your intellectual property (IP). While you can’t guarantee that someone won’t do this – intentionally or...

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What are trademark surveys?

A huge part of both pursuing a trademark and protecting one is getting insights into consumer perceptions and awareness around a brand.  Thus, the trademark survey was born. These surveys involve questioning a sample group of respondents to obtain information about...

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What’s a patent troll?

A “patent troll” is an unpleasant term used to describe a company that acquires and enforces patents, primarily for the purpose of extracting licensing fees or suing other companies for alleged infringement. In more polite terms, they’re often called “patent assertion...

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