Can You Rescind Your Mortgage Under Federal Law?

Posted by Frederic Douglas | Dec 04, 2015 | 0 Comments

Can You Rescind Your Mortgage Under Federal Law? By Frederic M. Douglas © 2012, Frederic M. Douglas, All Rights Reserved. Often homeowners look for technicalities in their lending documents to seek to defend themselves against foreclosure. Often, such efforts are unsuccessful, in part, because of...

Tips for Patentability Searching 2013

Posted by Frederic Douglas | Nov 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tips for Patentability Searching By Frederic M. Douglas © 2012, Frederic M. Douglas, All Rights Reserved. Persons new to filing patent applications often have basic questions regarding patent searches. Should an inventor do a patent search? Is a patent search required? Does it matter when a paten...

I Just Met Someone By Accident! What Do I Do Now?

Posted by Frederic Douglas | Aug 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

I Just Met Someone By Accident! What Do I Do Now? © Frederic M. Douglas, 2013. All Rights Reserved Ages ago when I used to be a cab driver, I clocked over 3,000 miles each month on the streets of Oxnard, California. I never forget one night in which I observed an accident involving two cars. One ...

Patent, Publish, Or Keep It A Secret?

Posted by Frederic Douglas | Aug 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Patent, Publish, or Keep Secret A rudimentary flow chart for the types of decisions advisable for figuring out whether to apply for a patent for an idea, keep it confidential as a trade secret, or to publish the idea to block others from patenting the idea. Consultation with an intellectual prope...

Sync Licensing Income for Songwriters

Posted by Frederic Douglas | Nov 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Songwriters may make money from public performance fees (such as when someone does the song at a concert) and mechanical licenses (such as when a record company pays the publisher for using the song on a CD sold to the public). Another source of income for songwriters can come from synchronizatio...

Public Performance Fees for Songwriters

Posted by Frederic Douglas | Oct 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Frederic M. Douglas © 2012, Frederic M. Douglas, All Rights Reserved. Songwriting income usually comes from mechanical license fees and public performance fees. Mechanical License Fees – Mechanical license fees are paid by a record company to the publisher for using the musical composition in ...

Three Types of Patents

Posted by Frederic Douglas | Oct 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Three Types of Patents By Frederic M. Douglas © 2012, Frederic M. Douglas, All Rights Reserved. Frederic M. Douglas is a solo practitioner specializing in litigation involving intellectual property (patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyright, and more). Often, novice inventors are confused as...

Tasks for a Company Patent Committee

Posted by Frederic Douglas | Oct 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tasks for a Company Patent Committee By Frederic M. Douglas © 2012, Frederic M. Douglas, All Rights Reserved. Frederic M. Douglas is a solo practitioner specializing in litigation involving intellectual property (patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyright, and more). Businesses of all sizes sh...

Benefits to Getting a Patent

Posted by Frederic Douglas | Oct 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Often, people are unsure as to whether to apply for a patent or to go “naked” into the marketplace. Consider this list of benefits to owning a patent and talk to a registered patent attorney if you have further questions.

Benefits of Getting a Patent

Posted by Frederic Douglas | Oct 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Benefits of Getting a Patent By Frederic M. Douglas; douglaspatents.com © 2012, Frederic M. Douglas, All Rights Reserved. Frederic M. Douglas is a solo practitioner specializing in litigation involving intellectual property (patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyright, and more). Often, people ...

Three Types of Patents Video

Posted by Frederic Douglas | Oct 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

This video describes the different types of patents. Often, novice inventors are confused as to the various types of patents. This list is a good starting basis for understanding the various types of patents. Copyright 2012, Frederic M. Douglas. All Rights Reserved.

Introduction to Trade Secrets

Posted by Frederic Douglas | Oct 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Uniform Trade Secrets Act   Many states in the U.S. have enacted their own respective versions of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act.    California's version begins at California Civil Code Section 3426. Under California's statute, a “trade secret” means information, including a formula, pattern, comp...

Trademark Basics

Posted by Frederic Douglas | Oct 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Trademark Basics By Frederic M. Douglas © 2012, Frederic M. Douglas, All Rights Reserved.           What is a trademark? Should you instead “get a copyright” or “get a patent”? Understanding the basic facts about trademarks can avoid misunderstanding and give you the knowledge to protect your har...

Practical Tips When Moving Out of a Rental

Posted by Frederic Douglas | Oct 04, 2012 | 0 Comments

Practical Tips When Moving Out of a Rental By Frederic M. Douglas © 2012, Frederic M. Douglas, All Rights Reserved. A common scenario for a potential client calling a lawyer about problems with a landlord consists of complaints about not getting a refund of the deposit upon leaving the rental hom...

Tips for Patentability Searching

Posted by Frederic Douglas | Oct 02, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tips for Patentability Searching By Frederic M. Douglas © 2012, Frederic M. Douglas, All Rights Reserved. Persons new to filing patent applications often have basic questions regarding patent searches. Should an inventor do a patent search? Is a patent search required? Does it matter when a paten...

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