There are separate and distinct types of intellectual property (IP). IP encompasses creative works or inventions in which the creator or owner has exclusive rights. These rights are enforceable by the owner under various intellectual property laws, including copyrights, patents, trademarks and trade secrets.
IP is inherent in all businesses – images, publications, inventions, products, software, etc. Whether you are an individual artist or a corporate conglomerate, you have intellectual property that needs to be protected. BL Speer & Associates specialize in the area of intellectual property law, serving artists, entertainers, innovators, and companies. As analytical creative types ourselves, we are avid champions of educating and enabling our clients to protect and promote their valuable brainchild from concept to harvest.
Patent prosecution is the legal term for the process it takes to obtain a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office or a foreign national patent office.
BL Speer & Associates can assist you with pursuing a utility, design or plant patent in almost any technological art, both domestically and internationally. In addition to working with you to obtain a patent, we can help you with all patent-related issues, including:
Licensing of Patents
Patentability Opinions (prior art searches)
Patent Validity Analysis
Patent Infringement Analysis
Patent Rights Enforcement
For more information about Patents, please see the Glossary.
Please visit our representative Patents page to see Brenda Speer's experience portfolio.
Please visit our Fees page for pricing information for some of our services in these areas of the law.