A prior art search. A prior art search is a search conducted of previous public disclosures including, but not limited to, patents and patent application publications both in the U.S. and outside of the U.S. If your invention has been publicly disclosed or is already the subject of a patent or patent application, then it is not patentable.

Keeping the “Tell” in Intellectual Property

Steve Barsotti spoke to Columbus CEO about balancing the need to protect your IP with the need to share it. 

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Basic Concepts Every Inventor Should Know About Patents

Lorraine Hernández breaks down what inventors need to know about patents and applying for them. 

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Not the Same Old Song: Trademarks after Matal v. Tam

Recently, a band impacted the trademark landscape, and Jasmin Hurley wrote about the Supreme Court decision they fought for. 

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