COPYRIGHT PROTECTION

The following links contain information on obtaining a copyright and related issues. Copyright Protection The Digital Millennium Copyright Act Digital Signatures Digital Signatures (Update) Digital Millennium Copyright Act Outdated By New Technology Digital Millennium Copyright Act and Kazaa LimeWire P2P File Sharing Litigation Copyright Registration (Worth reading) Added Copyright Protection VARA

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PATENTS

Here are links to additional articles that help explain the patent process What is a Patent? The Patent Application Requirements for a Patentable Invention Patenting Flow Chart What NOT to do Before You File Provisional Patent Application Design Patents Duty to Disclose Information to USPTO International Patents Software Patents in Europe Double Patenting Current ‘Opposition’…

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Welcome

This site is hosted by a Houston patent lawyer dedicated to serving the needs of small business and entrepreneurs in the protection of intellectual property, including copyright and intellectual property on the internet. My practice includes patent applications & trademark applications filing and prosecution.  Provisional patent applications are filed, as well as design patent applications.We offer services focused toward achieving the full…

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REPRESENTATIVE PATENTS

6,597,177      Through Casing Resistivity Measurement In Permanently Installed Downhole Production Environment.   A tool installed within a well casing that can saturate a portion of the casing with magnetic flux and send an oscillating magnetic flux that can be used for resistivity measurement of the adjacent geologic formation.  6,630,831      Measurement of Electrical Properties Through Non Magnetically…

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FIRST TO FILE PATENT SYSTEM

INTRODUCTION Effective March 16, 2013 the US Patent system undergoes a fundamental shift. The US will go from a “first to invent” system to a “first to file”. This will have significant implications in protecting and exploiting intellectual property. Briefly, the US patent system protected the rights of the first person to make an invention. There were exceptions but…

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APPLICATION APPROVAL RATES

There are many changes taking place within the US Patent and Trademark Office or impacting the performance of the Patent Office and thereby confirming patent reform is still alive in Congress. The legion of new examiners has been empowered to reject claims on the basis that the invention is obvious or would be common sense…

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INNOVATION AND RECESSION

While we debate/worry whether we are sliding into a recession, it may also be an opportune time to think of our possible alternative opportunities to make income or build assets. The Internet has given us a powerful tool. With time, you can become an expert in the market for a particular product or process. Simply…

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