Patents

  Patent Evolution History: from Inventor to Attorney Based upon the Latin word for “to lay open” (for public inspection), or patere, it was known as “letters patent” before patents were formalized in a modern fashion. A new, useful, non-obvious process, machine, manufactured article, or matter composition have been eligible for patent. In the mid-1400s, […]

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Trademarks

  Trademarks: Legally Marking a Trade A trademark is a “sign, design, or expression identifying services or products of a given source vs. others.” Trademark owners can be persons, businesses, or legal entities otherwise. Starting perhaps from the blacksmiths of the Roman Empire trademarking swords, to “lion mark (Löwenbräu)” of 1383 onwards, it was actually […]

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