Patents and Trademarks Library

Trademarks and Service Marks 

Creation of Trademark Rights and Registration

Trademark Registration: The Distinction Between "First Use" and "First Use in Commerce"

Trademark Searching

Strength of Trademarks and Service Marks


The Basic Concepts of Patent Rights

Source of Patent Rights and Law

Types of Patents

Patentable Subject Matter

Basic Requirements for Obtaining a Patent

The United States Patent and Trademark Office

Patent Terms

The Difference Between Patents and Other Forms of Intellectual Property

Ownership of Patent Rights

Disclosing the Invention

Determining Who is an Inventor Under Patent Law

Searching Prior Art

The Patent Drafting Process

The Application's Been Filed: What's Going on in the Patent Office?

How Companies Use Patents

Select Patent Strategies

Patent Infringement - the Basics

Understanding Design Patents: Why Every Manufacturer Should Consider Using Them 

Trade Secrets

The Relationship and Differences Between Patents and Trade Secrets

What Makes Information Trade Secret?

How to Protect Patent and Trade Secret Information