Patents 101 - The Basics Of Patent Applications

Written 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. Oncerepparttar patent is granted, no one else hasrepparttar 137432 right to make, sell, market, or profit fromrepparttar 137433 invention.

Inrepparttar 137434 United States,repparttar 137435 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

Not just anything can be patented. In fact, obtaining a patent may prove difficult givenrepparttar 137436 necessary paperwork, research and signatures needed. In order to obtain one,repparttar 137437 invention has to be brand new. This new invention has to also be useful, original, and not easily created. Inrepparttar 137438 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 protectrepparttar 137439 look or creativity of a tangible product, are examples ofrepparttar 137440 types of patents that exist underrepparttar 137441 USPTO.

Rosen Divorce Stresses the Importance of Celebrating Motherís Day

Written by Alison Kramer

Raleigh, NC- Asrepparttar largest divorce firm inrepparttar 136995 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 thatrepparttar 136996 kids will spend Motherís Day withrepparttar 136997 mother,Ē says Janet Fritts, an attorney with Rosen Divorce. ďTheyíll specify who getsrepparttar 136998 kids during Christmas and Easter, but they might forget to agree on who getsrepparttar 136999 kidsrepparttar 137000 weekend of Motherís Day. Ifrepparttar 137001 father only hasrepparttar 137002 kids two out of fourteen days, heíll likely be unwilling to letrepparttar 137003 kids spend Sunday, Motherís Day, withrepparttar 137004 mom.Ē

Members ofrepparttar 137005 firm say itís an important way for people who are co-parenting to increase amicability ofrepparttar 137006 situation by helping their children celebrate Motherís Day with their mother. Also, issues build around child support where ifrepparttar 137007 father is paying child support torepparttar 137008 mother, he might not be willing to helprepparttar 137009 child purchase a gift for mom. Yet Fritts stressesrepparttar 137010 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.

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