How are patents limited in scope?

“Build a better mousetrap,” the old saying goes, “and the world will beat a path to your door.” There’s undoubtedly truth in those words, but if the inventor (let’s call him Theodore) of the better mousetrap doesn’t obtain a patent for the gadget, the world might beat...

Four considerations when you have an idea to protect

Let’s say that you’re a business owner with a great idea that you believe could make life easier and business better for people like you. Your invention could help busy business people save time and cut costs – and not least of all, become a source of sizable income...

Bitter fight over sweet treats

Few things conjure up sweet memories of childhood better than an Oreo cookie. Chomping down on the two dark wafers and sweet in-between crème filling elicits contented sighs around the world. Not everyone is content on the subject of Oreos, however. A division of the...

Five reasons why trademarks make business sense

As we reemerge from the locked-down, pandemic world, some of the energy that was pent up will be released in the form of dollars. Economists widely predict a coming boom, fueled by consumers free to once again go shopping. Connecting with consumers Whether those...