Car RentalsWritten by Sandy Baker
Renting a car is a tough thing. Well, it can be. But, it doesn't have to be. To find a great deal, or even just a reliable car, you will want to do a little research. Save some extra cash in that pocket!
We used to believe it was simple to rent a car. All you had to do was get off your plane and head to lonely car rental place right next door. Not so any more. There is competition everywhere. This is good news to you, though. Competition, even with car rentals, means that you will pay off with deals in long run.
To make this happen, you may have to do your homework. Booking a car rental ahead of time is very wise. In fact, you should not wait until last minute. Anyone looking for a car rental immediately is more likely to pay higher price then someone who booked their rental a month or even a week in advance. Take time to investigate different car rental companies. Compare what they offer and their prices. Never take first offer either. Get your facts and quotes from several companies first.
How Patent Attorneys deal with Intellectual PropertyWritten by Paul Johnson
Patent attorneys are professionally licensed attorneys who are allowed to stand before and operate within United States Patent and Trademark Office. Contrasting, Patent Agents are not necessarily lawyers, but are allowed to practice within these same offices. Many agents come from different backgrounds, not necessarily law.
To be clear, a skilled patent attorney or agent doesn't necessarily work on trademark issues. In fact, patents and trademarks are detached unities of same government branch holding to same idea-the protection of an inventor's invention or a business's identity. Patents and trademarks are officially filed for and observed, but do not require same type (or amount) of work in order to obtain one or other.
When looking to hire a patent attorney or patent agent, you may find one that provides services that other does not and vice-versa. If you are planning to litigate, or planning to pursue a patent claim in court, then a patent attorney will have credentials necessary to stand in front of a court or law, but perhaps not right to work with patent applications.
However, a patent agent will have technical knowledge and know-how to work with and/or prosecute patent applications, but will not be able to litigate in a court outside USPTO. This difficult choice is left to discretion of inventor. It most often depends if she or he believes that there is a possibility that patent will be rejected, which will bring on possible litigation. If this is case, it might be important to hire an experienced patent attorney who has dealt with such cases and will know exactly how to handle such a case in court.