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Website Owners Cannot Stop Data Scraping

By Lee Gesmer One of the mysteries of Internet law is the legality of “web scraping.”  Here are two examples: (1) Clearview AI has scraped billions of publicly available images from …

Patent Application Costs and How to Reduce Them

By Bill Hilton The Challenge A significant challenge faced by many early-stage companies that are interested in filing patent applications, is that a patent application must be filed prior to any public …

How To Protect Your Trade Secrets – Lee Gesmer

We find that clients are often aware of how to use patents, trademarks and copyrights to protect their intellectual property. However, they seem less confident about how to utilize trade …

When Should a Patent Application Be Filed?

            In 2013, the United States converted from a “first to invent” patent system to a “first to file” patent system.  Under the “first to file” system, if two inventors …

When Does A Copyright Expire?

By Lee Gesmer The scope of copyright law is vast – it protects traditional art forms such as books, music, photos and paintings, but also covers more exotic forms of expression, …

When Does My Patent Expire?

Patents can be used to protect your innovations.  There are different types of patents that can be obtained through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  In particular, utility patents …

How To Protect Intellectual Property

Intellectual property is an intangible asset, or a collection of intangible assets, created through the ingenuity of people in the form of their brands, innovations, original works of authorship, and …