Intellectual Property Attorneys
Whether your needs involve patents or not, each of our attorneys is a registered patent attorney with experience to provide a proper IP strategy for your situation and to carry out the chosen strategy. Read more about the background of each of our patent attorneys.
Are you interested in obtaining a patent over your invention or avoiding another's patent? Do you need help defending against or bringing claims of patent infringement? These are all areas were the Erickson law Group can help. Read more about our patent services and find answers to common patent questions in our FAQ section. Then contact one of our patent attorneys.
Recent Patent Articles
In September 2011, the America Invents Act (AIA) was enacted providing the first major change to U.S. Patent Law in 50 years. A Race to the Patent Office One of the biggest changes provided by AIA is the conversion of the United States from a first-to-invent system to a first-inventor-to-file system. The new first-inventor-to-file system … [More]Patent Related Documents Explained»
When it comes to prosecuting a patent application, it is necessary to file certain documents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as well as respond to the USPTO’s rejections, questions, objections, and other documents. These documents create a written dialogue typically between our attorney (representing you) and the assigned USPTO Examiner, all … [More]Patents»
Do you have an idea for a device, product, machine, computer program, or process? A patent gives the inventor the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling that invention for a set period of time. We can help you determine whether obtaining patent protection is the appropriate vehicle to protect … [More]
Are you developing a brand for your company, or a product, or service? Do you need advise regarding the selection of a strong business, product, or services name? Is someone infringing your trademark or is someone claiming you infringe their trademark? We provide services for each of these situations. Read more about our trademark services.
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Recent Trademark Articles
The way that your company uses its trademarks impacts efforts to federally register and maintain those trademarks. It’s important to properly use your marks for several reasons, including: (1) it strengthens the mark’s ability to identify your company as the source of the goods or services; (2) it is useful as evidence to defeat defenses … [More]Trademarks»
A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of words, phrases, symbols or designs, that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others. A service mark is the same as a trademark, except that it identifies and distinguishes the source of a service rather … [More]