UR Business Network 2013
In the United States, this right is guaranteed in the Constitution.
Patents are issued for products, methods and manufactures that someone has created. The first Article (Section Eight) of the U.S. Constitution empowers Congress to pass laws that “promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.” Congress has passed numerous laws over the years to create requirements for patents, including utility and design patents. A design patent protects the decorative parts of your product, not the functional or operating aspects. If your invention includes both decorative and functional features, what you might need is a utility patent as well as a design patent.
Barbara Luther, Founder of the Luther Law Firm, discusses the issues facing IP with Kerri Salls. Barbara has been dubbed “General Patent” by her clients because she can help you take your patent into every country.
The Luther Law Firm is based in Scottsdale, Arizona and is a certified woman-owned business. Establish in 2005 by Barbara Luther, the company assists and represents clients across the U.S. and Canada. It was founded by focuses on applying, obtaining and securing patents for consumers. In addition, the firm specializes in Trademarks, Copyrights and Intellectual Property Rights. The firm has attorneys with a wide variety of technical expertise – from proteins to software.
During her 23 year long career, Luther has secured hundreds of patents for large and small companies as well as individuals. Those patents have even withstood court challenges, generated an eight-figure court settlement and changed the way the Patent Office does business. In addition to being an active member of the U.S Patent Bar, Ms. Luther is involved with the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Licensing Executives Society and the California, Illinois and Arizona bar associations.
Association, the Licensing Executives Society and the California, Illinois and Arizona bar associations.