Youtube is becoming an increasingly popular way to share creative content. Uploading your video to Youtube can be a great way to gain an instant, large-scale audience and earn recognition. This method of self-promotion is also becoming a lucrative income stream for many. However, there are a few things you should bear in mind when creating your Youtube video to avoid intellectual property infringement.
As a business owner, you pride yourself on your originality and ability to develop innovative products and ideas. As useful as your skills are, if you do not take measures to protect them, you risk losing your edge, business and money.
Look on the bottom of many products you see on the shelves of stores around the Upper Midwest and you'll likely see one of two stamps. One provides the patent number of the product. Another says patent pending.
Licensing of any bit of intellectual property is not usually a matter of just drawing up a document and signing on the dotted line. Those with skill in this area of law know that coordinating across all the elements of IP law – patents, trademarks, and copyrights – requires special choreography. The presumption behind all these facets is that they deal with unique creative elements and any transaction undertaken to bundle things together is unique as well.
The issue of due process in the world of patent law is coming up for review at the U.S. Supreme Court next week. Justices are due to hear arguments in a case that raises questions about the constitutionality of the 2012 America Invents Act.
A lot of hard work and thought go into inventing new products. However, it is important for inventors to remember that there is still much work to be done after coming up with a new invention if they hope to get income streams from it. Simply inventing a cool and creative product doesn’t guarantee the product will yield financial benefits.
Introducing a new invention to the public can be a very exciting moment for an inventor. It can also be a very impactful moment from a legal perspective. This is particularly the case if the inventor is thinking about pursuing a patent for the invention. A public disclosure of an invention starts the clock on a major deadline when it comes to patents.
Starting a new business doesn’t always involve immediately throwing off one’s old job and bringing up the business to full-scale right away. Some aspiring entrepreneurs opt to start things off on a smaller scale. For example, some keep their current job and start a business on the side.
Has it become harder to come up with big new ideas? A recent Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research study suggests that, here in the U.S., it has in the research and development world.
Once have your issued patent, you must be diligent in enforcing it. Other individuals or companies may infringe upon your patent. According to U.S. patent law, no one can make, use or sell a patented invention without proper authority. But what exactly constitutes infringement? How do you enforce your patent?