Please see below for frequently asked questions about patents, trademarks, copyrights, and intellectual property law. If you have further questions, please contact us. Van Dyke Intellectual Property Law is always here to help.
What is Intellectual Property?
Intellectual property is a term relating to ideas including inventions, stories, music, design, etc. The protection of these ideas by U.S. law fall under these categories:
Is My Idea Patentable?
The ability to patent an idea may be the difference between being able to launch a product as a leader in the field or
What is the USPTO?
USPTO stands for the United States Patent and Trademark Office, which is a separate entity from the
Copyrights & Piracy
Here is a video about copyright piracy and the consequences for hacking into your favorite TV show, such as Game of Thrones.
What is the Copyright Office?
The U.S. Copyright Office issues and oversees all copyright matters in the United States. This is completely separate from patents and trademarks where are overseen by the USPTO.
What are Office Actions?
The term “Office Action” can encompass a wide range of official letters regarding your patent application. When these
How Do I Do A Patent Search?
The information below, from the Patent and Trademark Office, can help you do a patent search on your own. Of course,