How to Pick a Good Trademark

What is a Trademark? A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, or design (or a combination of these elements) that is used to identify the source of a product (“goods” in trademark speak). A service mark is the same thing, but instead it identifies the source of services rather than products. We will refer to […]

Obviously Obvious

Requirements for a Patent One of the requirements for patentability is that the claims (i.e., the invention), are not obvious. Based upon somewhat recent case law, the ease by which an Examiner can characterize the claims as obvious has become easier. One such rationale by which an Examiner can characterize your claims as obvious is […]