Category Archives: Intellectual Property

Trade Secrets For Start-Ups And Emerging Businesses

May
14
2019

Trade secrets are an important and valuable component of a company’s intellectual property. Therefore, every effort should be made to identify, maintain, and protect trade secrets.

Trade Secret Basics: A trade secret is “information”, not generally known to the public, …

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Patent Checklist for Start-Ups and Emerging Businesses

Apr
29
2019

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In general, securing patent rights in your inventions can give you a competitive advantage in your industry and can make your company more attractive to potential investors or purchasers.

Patent Basics: A patent is a right granted by the government …

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Trademark Checklist for Start-Ups and Emerging Businesses

Apr
12
2019

Trademark Basics: A trademark is a word, phrase, or symbol which identifies and distinguishes the source of goods and/or services of a company from those of others. Customers rely upon trademarks as a barometer as to the quality of the …

Posted in Legal Watch, Corporate, Intellectual Property

Douglas M. Hall Joins The Lynch Law Group

Mar
04
2019

We are pleased to announce Douglas M.Hall as the newest member of our legal team. With two decades of experience handling all aspects of commercial and intellectual property litigation and transactional work, Doug will play a leading role in expanding …

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Kathleen Kuznicki Advises CMU’s Aspiring Entrepreneurs

May
14
2018

Kathleen Kuznicki, patent attorney at The Lynch Law GroupKathy Kuznicki was selected by Carnegie Mellon University’s Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship to join its team of industry experts who provide advice and counsel to the Center’s startup incubator program, Project Olympus.

CMU students, faculty and staff, who are aspiring …

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4 Things to Consider When Developing a New Product

Feb
26
2018

Invention, Idea, Product Development ConsiderationsDoes your product or invention solve a problem for which people are willing to pay?

Before you take any further steps to develop your product or invention, you need to determine if you can realistically generate revenue from your product. …

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

Jun
28
2017

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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Legal Tools Can Increase the Value of Your Business by Protecting Your Competitive Edge – Part 1

May
01
2017

A trademark must be more than merely descriptive.

Trademarks are the legal tool to protect your brand, and thus your customer recognition and goodwill.

If you are successful in business, it is inevitable that someone is going to copy you. In business, imitation is NOT the sincerest or …

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SMART Patent Applications

Feb
23
2017

Can filing a patent application be a SMART goal in 2017?

Yes, it can. Filing a patent application is a Specific action that is Measurable; you get a formal filing receipt indicating that your application fulfilled all the …

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Website Managers: Learn How to Avoid Trademark Bullies and Copyright Trolls

Aug
26
2016

Building and maintaining a website to market a business, to promote a cause or to just blog an opinion is fraught with intellectual property (IP) issues. Protecting the content and branding on the website is one concern; making sure you …

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