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At the outset, patents are valuable business assets. They may have different values or levels of value depending upon many factors. In order for a business to determine whether or not to go forward with the patent process, several factors need to be considered. Many businesses invest in their patent portfolio in order to protect…

The Maxham Firm has over 50 years of experience in patent and trademark law. With so many years under our belt, we have identified some of the most common mistakes many businesses make when budgeting for their new business endeavor. In this month’s series, Should You Register Your Trademark?, we will explore three common scenarios…

This is a well written article about the importance of a professional patent search and is directed to inventors and non-patent attorneys. Close attention is invited to the third and the last two paragraphs. Very often what is immediately apparent to an inventor is not what the situation actually is when assessed by an experienced…

Written By: Lawrence A. Maxham A patent applies to a new structure, apparatus, or process that can produce an improved and useful result. Here we are focusing on trademarks. What Qualifies as a Trademark? A trademark is a mark used in trade. A mark can be words, symbols, designs (logos), or a combination that, when…

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