Attention Ohio Farmers Senate Bill 57

Attention Ohio Farmers! Senate Bill 57 May Make It Possible for You to Begin Cultivating Hemp

Senate Bill 57, passed by the Ohio legislature in 2019, and signed into law, decriminalized Hemp and has paved the way for farmers to begin cultivating Hemp in the State of Ohio.  Most provisions of Senate Bill 57 are currently in effect, but not all of Senate Bill 57’s provisions will be effective until the …

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What is the difference between a warrant and a summons

What is the difference between a warrant and a summons?

In criminal law, there are two basic ways that a person is informed of the charges against him or her and are brought to court to answer those charges. The first way is one is familiar to anyone who has received a traffic ticket. Few people receiving a minor traffic ticket are physically arrested. Instead …

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It is Time to Expunge Your Criminal Record!

One of the hardest things to do after a criminal conviction is to move on with your life. Often, individuals who have a criminal conviction(s) are prevented from attaining gainful employment, receiving promotions, or pursuing higher education. The State of Ohio recognizes the difficulties that one may face when they have a criminal conviction(s) and …

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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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