Patents 101 - The Basics Of Patent ApplicationsWritten by Paul Johnson
A patent is an official document given by a national government to an inventor (or business or corporation) who wishes to have sole rights over a product for a limited amount of time. Once patent is granted, no one else has right to make, sell, market, or profit from invention.
In United States, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) allows inventors and patent owners (including businesses and corporations) to protect their products and identification from others. Information can be found at http://www.uspto.gov
Not just anything can be patented. In fact, obtaining a patent may prove difficult given necessary paperwork, research and signatures needed. In order to obtain one, invention has to be brand new. This new invention has to also be useful, original, and not easily created. In United States, these products might be machines, compositions or methods, and manufactured products. Ideas cannot be patented, nor can products that have been "improved" or which have "changed" in size.
Plant patents, which protect non-pollinating plants, utility patents that protect regular, new inventions, and design patents, which protect look or creativity of a tangible product, are examples of types of patents that exist under USPTO.
Rosen Divorce Stresses the Importance of Celebrating Motherís DayWritten by Alison Kramer
Raleigh, NC- As largest divorce firm in state known for its unique approach to handling marital disputes, Rosen Divorce is always looking for ways to help fix relationships between parents. While many mothers will be celebrating Motherís Day with their children, a number of mothers will celebrate Motherís Day in a different way, without their kids. Rosen Divorce is encouraging families apart to help children spend this Motherís Day with mom and they're also encouraging families together to recognize this holiday.
ďA lot of times we see couples getting a divorce fail to specify in their separation agreement that kids will spend Motherís Day with mother,Ē says Janet Fritts, an attorney with Rosen Divorce. ďTheyíll specify who gets kids during Christmas and Easter, but they might forget to agree on who gets kids weekend of Motherís Day. If father only has kids two out of fourteen days, heíll likely be unwilling to let kids spend Sunday, Motherís Day, with mom.Ē
Members of firm say itís an important way for people who are co-parenting to increase amicability of situation by helping their children celebrate Motherís Day with their mother. Also, issues build around child support where if father is paying child support to mother, he might not be willing to help child purchase a gift for mom. Yet Fritts stresses importance of parents teaching their children respect, which includes recognizing their mothers on Motherís Day by purchasing even a small gift, a gesture just as important on Fatherís Day.