Happy Valentine’s Day! Do you love your inventions, brands and written works? Show them a little love and protect them! Don’t forget to patent your inventions, trademark your brands and copyright your written works!
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HELLO 2019! Happy New Year! Have you set your intellectual property resolutions? That’s right! Add intellectual property to your 2019 goals…Protection? Enforcement? Policing? What will you accomplish this year?
Tis the season to be jolly…because you reached your 2018 goals! Congratulations. Many of you contacted us in January and we reviewed your intellectual property and outlined goals for the year. You did it! Now, the fun begins. It’s time to police your patents, trademarks and copyrights.
If you didn’t reach your goals, don’t worry! In just a few days, we will start 2019 and I’d like to encourage you to START. Take action and let’s go! As you reflect on a wonderful year and look ahead to the new year, we’d like to take this time to thank you for allowing The Law Firm of Andrea Hence Evans, LLC to be a part of your successes!
Tis the season to be INNOVATIVE!
Tis the season to have CONFIDENCE!
Tis the season for ACTION!
Invest in Your Idea (reg. TM).
– Andrea H. Evans, Esq. and The Law Firm of Andrea Hence Evans, LLC
WOW! Were you able to tune into Season 2, Episode 1 of Make48? Kudos to all contestants who took on the challenge to invent and solve a problem in only 48 hours. Many of you know, it can take years to invent the next big thing, but what would you invent in only 48 hours?
The day started with 12 teams from across the country being given the challenge – OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT! In fact, as a patent attorney on the show, I learned about the topic when I arrived at the show for taping. With the pressure of the clock ticking and the excitement of other teams in the room, teams hit the ground running and brainstormed their inventions. I sat down with teams on the show and researched their inventions to determine if their inventions would be infringing on existing patents and also to determine if their inventions were patentable.
I received a great question from a viewer about my discussion with Team Believe. After researching their invention, I found prior art that appeared to read on their invention. Prior art is “anything” prior to your invention being filed. For example, a publication, a pending patent application or even an expired patent may be considered prior art. I found an expired patent that appeared to have the same features and functions. First, even if the contestants proceeded with that identical invention, they would not be infringing on the patent because it was expired and you cannot infringe on an expired patent. It’s fair game for anyone to make an invention disclosed in an expired patent. However, for patentablity purposes the team needed to have a feature that was useful, novel and non-obvious. As you saw, they created a new mounting system for the light structure and that feature distinguished their invention from the prior art.
It’s the Firm’s 11th anniversary! WOW! Thank you for your continued support and trust of your intellectual property with The Law Firm of Andrea Hence Evans, LLC! 😍 Times flies!
We’ve accomplished so many things in these 11 years from awards, tv appearances, speeches, legal victories and more! I’m most proud that my clients trust my Firm with their patents, trademarks and copyrights! You have a choice of your legal counsel and I’m thankful that you all continue to choose my Firm. Cheers to many more years of IP success to The Law Firm of Andrea Hence Evans, LLC and to YOU! – Andrea