Patent Application Boilerplate Language Not Sufficient to show Enabling Disclosure

Unlike early patent applications, most patent applications now include closing “boilerplate language” designed to broaden the scope of patent coverage.  Here is an example: Persons having ordinary skill in the art will recognize certain modifications, permutations, additions and sub-combinations therefore.  It is therefore intended that the following appended claims hereinafter introduced are interpreted to include… Read more

Category:Copyright , Non Disclosure

When Do I Need to Use the Copyright Notice?

  Once you finally have your copyright registration you want to make sure to get your money’s worth. One way people often put their copyright to use is to slap an official copyright notice everywhere they can. A copyright notice often comes in the form of a little c in a circle – ©. Using… Read more


Happy Birthday to Copyright

  We’ve all heard the tune Happy Birthday at least once a year since we were born. It’s one of the few songs everyone knows by heart. However, you may not know that until last year the song was under strict copyright protection. The rights were owned by the corporate giant Warner Music Group. How… Read more


Justin Bieber Sued for Copyright Infringement

Love him or hate him, Justin Bieber is undeniably one of the most popular musicians on the charts. He’s had multiple number one hits, and he’s sold out stadiums from coast to coast. However, one of his most popular songs is now being called into question. Indie pop singer Casey Dienel, also known as White… Read more


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