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What Start-Ups Need to Know About IP

Regardless of your industry or if you’re selling goods or offering services, intellectual property will play a part in your start-up. Having a working knowledge of the basics of intellectual property laws will allow you to safely navigate through various business hurdles and challenges. Patents, copyrights, and trademarks are the three pillars that make up… Read more

Category: IP

How Long Do Patents Last?

Patents are like dairy products, eventually they both expire. Granted, patents last a lot longer than dairy products, but just like dairy different kinds of patents have different expiration dates. Utility and Plant In the United States utility and plant patents (which make up the majority of patents) will last 20 years, starting from the… Read more

Category: Patents

Why “Confusingly Similar” is So Confusing

  When a company wants to sue another company for trademark infringement, they will most likely have to prove the defendant’s branding or products are confusingly similar to their own branding or products. So what does it mean to be confusingly similar? If only a few people are confused by the branding, does that count?… Read more

Category: Trademark Protection

What Goes Into a Patent Application?

A proper patent application will have seven parts. Each part provides the Patent Office with a distinct kind of information that helps them understand the full breadth of the invention. The seven sections are: Cover page Drawings Background Brief summary of the invention Brief description of the drawings Detailed description of the invention Claim set… Read more

Category: Patents

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"Our company has worked with a number of patent attorneys and were so pleased when we began working with Parsons & Goltry nearly a decade ago. Mike Goltry's knowledge and attention to detail has enabled us to have numerous products patented and trademarks registered. We highly recommend this Law Firm."

- Sharon K.

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"Michael Goltry is the most professional, honest and effective patent attorney whom I ever met in my 40 year professional engineering career. I started to work with him over 20 years ago and plan to work indefinitely."

- Zoltan Kemeny, PhD, Struct. Eng.

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"Mr. Goltry took a provisional patent that we'd filed ourselves, and quickly and professionally turned our innovation into U.S. and foreign applications. His [patent claims] were a thing of beauty, and I was amazed by how deftly he countered the inevitable office actions. His language held up, and the U.S. Patent just issued. He was easy and efficient to work with, and his fees were remarkably reasonable. We're not planning to go anywhere else, ever."

- Ski Milburn, CEO, Victori, LLC

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"I applied for a patent through Parsons & Goltry. After being on the docket for 2 years at the USPTO, I received notification that my patent request had been denied. Michael Goltry contacted me immediately to review my options. After I informed him of my decision to move forward, he filed a response to the USPTO. In his response he got the examiner to fully understand the claims in the patent application and the "denied" decision was reversed. I was able to secure and receive a "patent granted" decision. Thank you, Michael Goltry."

- Kathy H., Inventor

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