Patent validity (or invalidity) opinion

A patent validity opinion is undertaken to determine whether a particular patent or group of patents may be asserted against someone introducing a related new machine, product, process or composition of matter. If for any reason (as discussed below) a patent is not valid, it cannot be infringed. Thus, a patent validity opinion may well […]

Choosing Between Patent and Trade Secret Protection

When you become familiar with the laws surrounding patents and trade secrets, the question soon arises, “Which is better – patent protection or trade secret protection?” The answer depends not just on what you’re trying to safeguard, but can also hinge on its economic value and longevity, your financial objectives and the marketplace you’re in. […]

Power tools

From drills to electric sanders – can be very useful when you are undertaking a DIY project, making things much easier and faster than they would otherwise be. However, if you get the wrong power tool, you could end up making things much worse for yourself – and even making costly mistakes that cost a […]