How Does an Entrepreneur Protect His or Her Ideas for Launching a New Start-Up?

Comments Off on How Does an Entrepreneur Protect His or Her Ideas for Launching a New Start-Up? Written by on July 18, 2011 | Posted in Commercialization of Intellectual Property, trade secrets

When an enterpreneur calls me with questions about launching a new start-up, he or she is inevitably concerned about a single issue: protecting his or her ideas. Most are a little disappointed to learn that ideas alone are not something that you can protect with an IP filing. So, if ideas alone are not protectable, […]

Copyright Office Announces Fee Increases Effective August 1, 2009

Comments Off on Copyright Office Announces Fee Increases Effective August 1, 2009 Written by on May 28, 2009 | Posted in Copyright Registration

The Copyright Office has announced that a new fee increase will be effective August 1, 2009. Attached is the Analysis and Proposed Fee Adjustment Schedule submitted by the Copyright Office to Congress. I spent a few minutes reviewing the new pricelist, and in my opinion, the increases are fairly modest and should not be much […]

Backlog Issues No Longer Limited to USPTO; Copyright Office Also Experiencing Long Delays

The Washington Post reported last week that the backlog issues, which once were limited to the Patent Office have now spilled over into the Copyright Office as well. According to the Washington Post, the delays mean that it now takes eighteen months instead of six months to receive a copyright registration, and the expectation is […]

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