Enforcement

What Do You Do Once You Have a Patent?

Patent image from cobizmag.com 

Patent image from cobizmag.com 

Obtaining a patent is great news, but you may be left wondering, what do I do with this patent now that I have it? This decision ultimately depends on your business goals, however, the article linked here gives a great overview of some of the decisions that you could make. For instance, you could decide to go into production and actually create whatever you patented, or you could decide to license out your idea for payment such as royalties. The linked article not only covers these topics, but also offers some of the benefits of each of these options, so read on!

If you are still in the process of obtaining a patent and need illustrations, you can submit a project request right here on our website. Bluebot is always open to new customers and we would love to work with you!

The Small (& Strange!) Details Related to Filing Patents

Filing a patent requires a vast amount of knowledge, but did you know that you must comply with these small and strange details? For instance, slang is not allowed and the USPTO wants you to use india ink. Continue reading the article for more strange details!

Also, keep in mind that if you need help drawing your patent illustrations, Bluebot Studios can help. Contact us today to start your project and receive patent illustrations from experienced illustrators!

Why are Patents the Key to Innovation?

Image from biomassmagazine.com

Image from biomassmagazine.com

Imagine if patents didn't exist. What would the world be like? Would people still invent, or would they give up out of fear of others copying each of their inventions? Check out this excerpt from an article titled "A World Without Patents" that perfectly encompasses what would happen if protection of inventions was not available.

"Without patents and the competitive protections they afford, individuals and companies will not invest the money it takes to develop new cures for disease or create new technological wonders. That’s because they know others will simply copy their inventions with impunity and then sell them at a much lower cost, since it didn’t cost them a dime to develop these in the first place. This is a terrific way to drive the innovators out of any industry."

Continue reading the linked article to find out many of the different patents that affect our lives everyday. Some of these patents include anti-lock brakes and GPS navigation. Can you imagine life without these inventions? 

Fashion & Intellectual Property

Image from the patent for Bottega Veneta's "Veneta" handbag. (From: trademarkandcopyrightlawblog.com)

Image from the patent for Bottega Veneta's "Veneta" handbag. (From: trademarkandcopyrightlawblog.com)

With New York Fashion week coming to an end, we felt that it would be the perfect time to talk about the effects of intellectual property on fashion. Intellectual property is a way for fashion designers to protect their creative ideas, however, it is widely known that it is very difficult to, for instance, patent the design of a product, as it may not be considered "novel." However, the products that are considered to be "novel," such as the Veneta handbag pictured above, can receive patents. These patents only serve to help the designer in cases of counterfeiting. Copyright law and Trademark law also relate to fashion and the linked article details how, along with giving a few example cases of how intellectual property rights have helped famous designers to secure their ideas. 

David Bowie & Intellectual Property

Image from Whale.to.

Image from Whale.to.

While alive, David Bowie was a man of "creative genius." Not only was he a genius in the creation of music, he was also a genius in the aspect of intellectual property. Bowie predicted the effect that technology would have on music and he also predicted how intellectual property would be affected by "copycats." While alive, and even after his death, intellectual property allowed Bowie to protect his creativity. His creation of Bowie Bonds- essentially a way to ensure protection of his music- also inspired other artists to do the same. All in all, the protection of Bowie's intellectual property allowed him to continue to be creative without fear of thieves. 

Read on for the full article about how Bowie protected his intellectual property!