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VMarked adds licensing feature to its virtual patent marking service

This feature allows VMarked’s customers to reach potential licensees who are most likely to have an interest in taking a license. Continue reading

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Patents 101: How to figure out if a patent has expired – Part I

So you’ve got a U.S. patent in your hands, and you’d like to know if it has already expired. You may have heard that U.S. patents have a 17 or 20 year term. Not sure which is correct? Well, the … Continue reading

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European Patent Applications: How to Check the Status

If you’re a U.S. patent practitioner like me, you may occasionally have European counterpart patent applications that are handled by foreign counsel. Sometimes I need to check the status of an EP patent application. The European patent attorneys that I’ve … Continue reading

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