Call Today for a FREE Consultation

Unmatched Experience
Solving the Legal and Business Issues Faced by Our Clients

Poughkeepsie Intellectual Property Law Blog

Can you patent an idea?

Many creatives wonder if they can patent an idea, which has created debates. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) defines a patent as a grant of a property right to an inventor. Thus, it protects an innovation. But what about an idea? Here is what you...

read more

When can a patent be extended?

As a patent owner, it's essential to understand the concept of patent term extension and adjustment. These mechanisms can potentially extend the life of your patent, allowing you to maximize the benefits of your intellectual property. Typically, a utility patent has a...

read more

Is there any way to get a patent sooner?

Getting a patent can take months or even years (2 years is somewhat typical). This is why you will often see products that advertise a “patent pending” status. A company has started selling a product, knowing that a patent application has been filed, but they want to...

read more

Should you conduct a patent search?

Protecting your invention with a patent prevents others from using it without your permission. Nonetheless, your idea may also not be new, which means it won't be eligible for a patent. Accordingly, you need to conduct a search to determine if someone else or a...

read more

What is intellectual property?

In the business world, intellectual property is one of the most important things to understand. This includes patents, trademarks, and copyrights. These are all forms of legal protection for businesses that allow them to exploit their ideas and creations commercially....

read more