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Increase the Value of Your Business by Protecting Your Competitive Edge – Part 2

As I stated in the first post of this series, in business, imitation is NOT the sincerest or highest form of flattery; it is someone stealing from you!! Have you found a unique way to solve a problem or improve …

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Patent Protection and Trademark Registration Can Help Pittsburgh’s Food Startups Succeed

Food startups get help with patent protection and trademark registrationKathleen Kuznicki will speak to business owners and entrepreneurs about the importance of developing a comprehensive strategy for patent protection and trademark registration, at a workshop for Pittsburgh’s food startups, on Saturday, May 21st, in Sharpsburg.

The workshop, called Getting

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Is it worth getting a patent even if you never intend to assert it in litigation?

by Kathleen Kuznicki, Esq.

picjumbo.com_IMG_5961Yes. Otherwise, if you have desirable and successful invention, competitors will blatantly copy your product because they know there would be no recourse to stop them. Generally, no business wants to go the litigation route to …

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I think I invented something, now what do I do?

shutterstock_117241084by Kathleen Kuznicki, Esq.

Before you take any further steps to develop your invention, you need to determine if you can realistically generate revenue from your invention. You will need to determine:

  • Is it something people will want
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The Power of “Patent Pending”

by Kathleen Kuznicki, Esq.

If you or your business is developingLocks PicJumbo new products or processes, you should consider being “patent pending” before you trying to exploit your inventive idea. When a patent application is filed in the United States Patent

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Want To Keep Track Of Your Competition? Monitor Their Intellectual Property!

by Kathleen Kuznicki, Esq.

Arrows - CopyAs businesses grow and develop, so do their intellectual property (IP) assets.  And if these businesses are engaging in proper IP management, they are filing trademark and patent applications to protect their IP. However, because of …

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Intro To Patents

by:  Kathleen Kuznicki, Esq.

A patent is a government granted monopoly that gives an inventor the exclusive right to make, use or sell their invention for a limited time, in exchange for disclosure of that invention.

There are three types …

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How Long Does it Take to Get a Patent?

by:  Kathleen Kuznicki, Esq.

When people come to talk with me about patenting their inventive idea, inevitably this question arises: “How long will it take to get a patent?”  When I tell them the patent approval process will probably take …

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Design Patent

by:  Kathleen Kuznicki, Esq.

You got the (novel and non-obvious?) look!

In the recent Apple-Samsung case, the jury found that Samsung infringed six of Apple’s patents.  While we think of Apple as having such technological superiority, three of …

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Getting a Patent: Outline of a Patent Application

by:  Kathleen Kuznicki, Esq.

If you are considering getting a patent, you should be familiar with the items that must be included in a patent application. Below is a detailed outline of the material you will need to prepare …

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