Newsletter: April 2021


The April Edition of The Founders Five:

Technology & Intellectual Property Hot Topics in “Byte-sized” Pieces
  PROVISIONAL PATENTS  |  INTERNATIONAL TRADEMARKS  |  PATENT RIGHTS  |  CRYPTO NEWS  |  COLORADO DATA PRIVACY

VIDEO: Why File for a Provisional Patent Application?

A provisional patent application can provide a means of inexpensive patent protection and secure a priority date for a non-provisional patent. This is particularly important in the U.S. because patent rights are determined by the first inventor to disclose or file on an invention, not the first inventor to conceive of the invention. Click here to learn about Provisional Patent Application advantages and how to determine when to file for a provisional. Be sure to follow our Youtube page for the latest video updates!

International Trademarks

Does a U.S. Trademark protect your mark internationally? Not typically. Each country has its own laws relating to the protection of intellectual property. While many nations are part of international treaties and cooperation agreements, actual registration and enforcement still rest with each individual country. While a U.S. Trademark registration may be helpful in protecting against infringers overseas in certain circumstances, it is best to actually register your mark in every country in which you do business.

Interested in the value and advantages of an International Trademark? Learn more here or email [email protected] for questions specific to your needs.

VIDEO: Patent Rights & Inventorship

Inventorship and Patent Rights. How can you determine if an engineer or developer has contributed to the conception of an invention? Who qualifies and an inventor? Essentially, those who help conceive an aspect of the claimed subject matter in a patent application qualify for patent rights. But, conception is key. A contribution must provide a technical advantage towards the utility of the invention. Each inventor must submit a declaration indicating they believe they are the true inventors.

Click here for our video on Inventorship & Patent RIghts, Inventorship Issues, and Practical Tips.

Crypto News

An always exciting news cycle for Crypto! Last month, Elon Musk announced that Tesla would begin accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment- effective immediately.

Additionally, PayPal is now debuting bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH), bitcoin cash (BCH), and litecoin (LTC) as a payment method across 29 million online merchants connected to the company.

Forbes will be hosting its third annual Blockchain 50 Symposium on April 13th, focusing on the topic of ‘Crypto Goes Corporate.’

Follow us on TwitterLinkedIn, and Facebook for more tech news and updates!

NY, FL, and CO Eying Data Privacy Bills

First, there was the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), then there was the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA), now New YorkFlorida, and Colorado appear to be rallying up for comprehensive consumer privacy bills.

2021 is the Year of Data Privacy. The best thing your company can do is be prepared.

If your business collects, maintains, or transmits personal information, our Data Privacy Group can help ensure that your processing agreements and privacy policies are compliant with local and international data privacy regulations. Learn More.

UPCOMING VIRTUAL EVENTS:

PATENT AGENTS OF GEORGIA ROUND TABLE
THURSDAY, APRIL 8TH, 2021  1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

In association with the Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance, the Patent Agents of Georgia invites past, present, and future Patent Agents to an open roundtable discussion hosted by Yuri Eliezer, founder of Founders Legal IP law firm. This will be an opportunity for members and those interested in patent law to get together in an informal setting to examine the current needs of the Patent Agent community in Georgia.

 

HOW 172 SaaS COMPANIES ADDED $180m REVENUE
WITH 18 GROWTH HACKS
THURSDAY, APRIL 8 2021 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET

Join Nathan Latka for his popular webinar series on SaaS growth hacking. You’ll learn:
How 393 SaaS founders used Chrome extensions and WordPress plugins to drive $1m in revenue. How to use affiliates and channel partners to flood your CRM with new paying customers (7 case studies). The top 3 ways founders grew from $10m in revenue to $20m last year (special guest!).

 

STARTING WITH A SEARCH: PATENT SEARCHING
FROM CONCEPTION TO MARKET

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14TH, 2021  12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Minesoft’s Strategic IP Webinar series, featuring Al Etheridge – Director of Patent Search at Founders Legal. Over the course of a few webinars, Al will be giving his top tips for patent searching, from conception to market. In the legal world, patents start at disclosure, but maximizing a patent’s value in the market starts well before that. Intelligently incorporating searching throughout the path from idea to market, optimizes and economizes product development and market value.

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