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How long do patents last?

A patent can provide crucial protection. It gives you exclusive rights to a product or process that offers something new. Without the patent, others could

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Steps to Effectively Copyright Your Creative Material

While it’s true that there is copyright protection in your work as soon as you put pen to paper, more steps are necessary to fully protect your property before publishing. Failure to do so leaves you vulnerable to losing significant rights and legal leverage.

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When does an IPR make sense?

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the government entity that is responsible for reviewing and granting patents. But like any entity, it is

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