So you built a better mousetrap…now what?

2018-03-30T11:40:58+00:00 Categories: Patent|Tags: , , , |

We are in the age of the Entrepreneur/Inventor.  News of your average Joe-turned-millionaire by creating a product or an app is omnipresent.  Advertisements by companies promising to help launch your product ideas are everywhere, and television shows like Shark Tank are extremely popular - averaging over 6 million viewers.  With such constant bombardment

Licensing Agreements: Factoids for inventors

2018-03-30T11:34:02+00:00 Categories: Legal, Licensing, Patent, Royalties|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

We all know that securing a licensing agreement from a distributor can mean big money for an inventor. What inventors may not know, is what to expect in a licensing deal.  Here are a few things to consider before licensing your rights. Royalties.  You may be surprised to learn that royalties on direct

Battle of the Copper Pans: Copper Chef takes on Red Copper & Gotham Steel

2018-03-30T11:42:43+00:00 Categories: IP, Legal, Patent, Trademark|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Imitation may be the highest form of flattery, but such flattery is unwelcome when it comes to copying products. In the consumer product industry, hot items are quickly adapted by competing companies, resulting in consumer confusion as to the origin of the product; sometimes ending up in lengthy legal battles. We saw this most recently