Poughkeepsie Intellectual Property Law Blog
A new trade deal between the U.S. and China will have an enormous impact on how the two countries interact. One of the largest ramifications could address problems involving trade secrets, but that isn’t guaranteed to make them the preferable option. In the past,...
When you have a well-developed idea for an invention, acquiring a patent can be a good idea. Obtaining a patent will give you the right to take legal action against anyone who infringes on your intellectual property. Your patent application could be rejected if your...
On behalf of Saile Ackerman LLC | Jul 26, 2019 | Uncategorized
So, you have an invention you've been thinking about. One that could improve your business? An idea so revolutionary that it could turn an industry upside-down? The next great app? Well, as you can assume, you're not alone.One caveat is that commercializing your...
On behalf of Saile Ackerman LLC | Jun 15, 2019 | Uncategorized
After several years of litigation over patents and other matters, Apple and Qualcomm recently announced a settlement. The two communications giants agreed to end a series of international lawsuits.The case illustrates how important patent protection can be, especially...
On behalf of Saile Ackerman LLC | Jun 5, 2019 | Uncategorized
Every startup will come up with a variety of plans. These likely include, among others, a marketing strategy, a business plan and an exit strategy.In addition to these plans, tech startups should also consider developing an intellectual property (IP) strategy. IP is...
On behalf of Saile Ackerman LLC | May 25, 2019 | Uncategorized
You have invested considerable time, energy and resources into a new idea or invention. Whether you created a new product that can benefit consumers, or one that is oriented more to businesses, you likely believe that your invention could be incredibly useful to...
On behalf of Saile Ackerman LLC | Mar 9, 2019 | Uncategorized
The Girl Scouts are not happy.After the Boy Scouts of America decided in 2017 to allow girls in their ranks, they rebranded themselves with new trademarks: "Scouts", "Scouting" and "Scouts BSA". The Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA) were not amused....
On behalf of Saile Ackerman LLC | Feb 25, 2019 | Uncategorized
Before you file a full 'utility' application for a patent, you may first file a provisional application. What are provisional applications and how could you benefit from one? What is a provisional patent application (PPA)?This type of application, sometimes...
On behalf of Saile Ackerman LLC | Jan 11, 2019 | Uncategorized
If you are considering applying for a patent, the application process can seem murky and confusing. A key question many inventors have is - how much will it cost? What factors into patent costs?The cost of to obtain a patent is quite variable, and is based on a number...
It's very difficult to go from an idea to turning it into a finished product that is ready to put on the market.It can feel overwhelming, which is why invention promotion companies can seem appealing to inventors. Unfortunately, many of these invention companies are...
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