Archive | May, 2014

Trade Secret and the Prior Use Defense

Like many companies and inventors, you might choose to forego patent protection and instead rely upon trade secret protection.  There are some wrinkles to trade secret protection that should be kept in mind when making that choice. Trade secret is a perfectly legitimate approach to consider, but it works better for some innovations than for […]

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How much does a patent application cost?

This is often the first question we get from prospective clients. There is no question that writing and filing a patent application – properly – is expensive.  Anyone that explores the possibility of seeking patent protection should be realistic about the timelines and the cost.  The preparation and filing of a patent application in one […]

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