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    In the early 2000s, MIT alums Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi designed a way for multiple users to share folders across a network. If this idea sounds familiar to you, that’s because you probably use it, or something like it, every day. Houston and Ferdowsi called their design Dropbox, and filed a patent for this […]

  • copyright recipes

    It’s so easy to get a recipe online these days, isn’t it? Whether you’re looking for a new way to make guacamole or double-checking the grilling instructions for those pork steaks, all you have to do is check YouTube or Google. Well, it turns out that even cooking show giants like the Food Network do […]

  • Inventors with a patented idea have options when it comes to taking important next steps toward commercialization. There are major differences between selling a patent, licensing a patent, and transferring technology. If you have questions about shopping your idea or working with another party to capture profits from your invention, it can help to rely […]

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    The trademark system has long served as a pinnacle component of our nation’s growth and development. In fact, the first trademark was issued to the Averill Chemical Paint company under the United States Trademark Act of 1870. Since then, private inventors and corporations alike have made it a point to claim ownership of their intellectual […]

  • intellectual property assets

    What are my intellectual property assets? This is a common question that we hear in the office. Many small business owners understand the need to protect various portions of their intellectual property assets, such as a logo or a patent on a unique design, but they fail to grasp the big picture. In other cases, […]

  • Apple iphone Apple Patents Latest News Zachary Hiller Patent Attorney Houston TX

    There has been an interesting development in the world of Apple patents. It appears that the tech giant has obtained a patent that would allow the company to utilize infrared sensors to remotely interact with phones. The blog Patently Apple reported that this is part of 44 newly granted patents for Apple this week. These patent […]

  • Keurig may be licensing IP technology to Mr. Coffee

    I was out shopping the other day and I noticed a product that warmed the heart of any IP attorney. It was a Mr. Coffee coffee maker, with the Kuerig K-cup sticker on the box. That doesn’t seem so surprising since many small appliance manufacturers have jumped in on the single serve coffee bandwagon. What […]

  • Intellectual Property audit. Zachary Hiller Patent Attorney Houston, TX

    Ready or not, 2016 is upon us. The New Year brings with it new to-do lists for your business to ensure continued success in the year to come. There will be new challenges and new opportunities on every level. Now is the time that many create resolutions to start good habits and abandon bad ones. […]

  • Last week we covered intellectual property law for startups and what pitfalls a new a new business should avoid. Now that you know the right people are vital to your business success, and how to set up the appropriate protections, we can cover protecting your ideas with a few more intellectual property tips. This week […]

  • Having the next BIG idea drives so many entrepreneurs to take a leap of faith and launch their own start-up. The world of these start-ups are focused on developing their project, finding investors, creating their brand and getting everything to market; typically at breakneck speed. Brainstorming ideas, formulating logos and crafting tag lines can be […]