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Patent Protections: Wright or Wrong?

Were the famous brothers patent trolls? Or just entrepreneurs trying to be compensated for their hard work and ingenuity? The 115th Anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ first issued patent, U.S. 821,393 entitled “Flying Machine” is upon us. Orville and Wilbur …

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Spinning Out of Control: Peloton’s Attempts to Cancel a Trademark Bully

Have you attended a spin class at your local gym or health club? Or are you immersed in the more timely, sanitary home-spinning craze? Have you related either of these activities to a company called Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc.?   Likely not. However, Mad Dogg owns several US trademark registrations, including Registration No. …

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Patent Checklist for Start-Ups and Emerging Businesses

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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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

Kathleen 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 Your …

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

by Kathleen Kuznicki, Esq. Yes. 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?

by 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 or something …

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The Power of “Patent Pending”

by Kathleen Kuznicki, Esq. If you or your business is developing 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 and …

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

by Kathleen Kuznicki, Esq. As 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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