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  • The America Invents Act, also known as the patent attorney full employment act, created a new micro entity status for reduced fees.  The Patent Office today release what they hope to be the new rules.  The full text can be found here.   Basically you can get 75% off most fees that you pay for […]

  • I’m not sure if “happy” is the appropriate term today as the purpose of the holiday is to honor America’s service men and women who are actively serving or have given everything to protect this nation.  Happy is a relative term.  I am happy that our country has a large group of individuals that are […]

  • You can find my very interesting radio show here at and visit the Podcast – Now Playing section of the website. Or if you prefer you can listen and download via iTunes at Be kind, this was our first time.  I don’t think we did too bad considering the subject matter. Danton Mak, […]

  • The number of women obtaining patents and trademarks in the United States has dramatically increased over the past several years, according to a new study conducted by the National Women’s Business Council. Researchers examined data obtained from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to determine the number of patents and trademark granted to women […]

  • This is another question that I get asked a lot. So let me help you by explaining the difference between (r)  and tm.   It basically comes down to whether or not your mark is federally registered or not. If your  Mark has been  approved by the United States patent and trademark office after you […]

  • I just answered a question from a person regarding a URL that they had purchased.  Unfortunately, the URL that they had purchased was also a valid trademark for a semi famous sports figure, who by the way has a valid trademark in their name. The question that was asked was regarding a letter this person […]

  • Software code can be registered as a literary work with the copyright office. In fact, copyright registration often affords the best legal protection for your software program. That’s because copyright registration not only ensures that no one may copy, distribute, or display the software without your permission, but also allows you to pursue legal action […]

  • Well, not quite yet.  I will be on the Adrenaline Radio Show on May 9th between 3:00 and 4:00pm to answer all your pressing intellectual property questions.  If you are not in the local area you can listen on the Internet at  So tell all your friends with questions to listen and call in. […]