Gerald R. Prettyman has written 100’s of patent applications and secured many patents for his clients as well as many trademark registrations. Call 925-600-7342 for your patent, trademark or copyright

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Don't get scammed on trademark renewals and 'registrations'! Companies read trademark applications and registrations and then send over-inflated if not fraudulent offers, many disguised as a 'warning." Some offers are to handle pay renewal fees for many times the actual fee while others offer to ...

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Can I register my Logo? To register a logo-like work for copyright, the Copyright Office requires the logo to have creative non-text elements that dominate. If your logo is primarily standard text or simple elements such as lines, stripes, etc., the Copyright Office will not register them. Shown ...

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A Patent is a trade-off. In return for the inventor having a monopoly for making, using, offer to sell and selling the invention, the patent application must describe the invention so that (1) the Patent Examiner will sufficiently understand the invention to determine whether the described invent...

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Claims are construed based on a broadest reasonable construction in light of the specification of the patent. Owens Corning v. Fast Felt

A computer user does not 'use ' a back-end program (e.g., an “authenticating device”). Intell. Ventures I v Motorola Mobility (Fed. Cir.)

Seven Reasons to File a Patent Application
(1) U.S. and international law require you file a patent application before disclosing the invention to the public or selling or offering to sell the invention. If you disclose the invention to the public or sell or offer to sell the invention you forfei...

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Protecting All Your Ideas Under the Sun

Gerald R. Prettyman is a Registered Patent Attorney and Attorney at Law. Some of the ideas turned into patents by Mr. Prettyman include eight patents for solar power conversion, six patents for a Device To Assist Paraplegics With Getting Dressed, five patents for an off-road goggle cleaning system, four patents for bottles, two shoe patents, two patents for devices to assist people needing assistance, plus patents for an electronic device charging station, a wine barrel sculpture, a travel pillow, a sewer cleaning apparatus and more. Mr. Prettyman performs patent and trademark searches, freedom to operate reports, prepares confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, assists client in starting companies, corporations and limited liability companies, and more.

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