Christopher M. White

EQUES State of the firm 2024

State of the Firm 2024

“The Road goes ever on and onDown from the door where it began.Now far ahead the Road has gone,And I must follow, if I can,Pursuing it with eager feet,Until it joins some larger way,Where many paths and errands meet.”J.R.R. Tolkein EQUES® Law Group celebrates 14 years of our journey together! There are times I feel […]

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Patents

How Are Design Patents Different From Other Patents?

Design patents are a relatively recent type of patent that protects non-utility inventions, such as the creative or decorative elements of manufactured items.  Design patents usually apply to design elements of a thing that are non-functional, and thus not eligible for a utility patent, but that also wouldn’t necessarily be eligible for copyright or trademark

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Apply for a Patent

What Do I Need to Apply for a Patent?

Most patent applications are for utility patents – inventions that have some functional use – and these applications usually have a specification, drawings, and claims. The specification is a legally complete description of the invention you are claiming.  The specification needs to fully describe all aspects of the invention that you’re claiming protection for and

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