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Pack Smarter When Preparing a Patent Application for Europe

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Packing for a trip can be tricky. You need to plan for unexpected events, changes in the weather, and deviations from your planned itinerary. Drafting a U.S. or Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) patent application that may eventually turn into a European patent application is similar. 

Topics: Intellectual Property

Work Made For Hire

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Business ManI get questions fairly often about “work made for hire.” Others refer to this as “work for hire” or “work for contract.” All of these terms refer to the same thing—the ownership of some creative output commissioned at another’s request.

There’s a bit of mystery surrounding the work made for hire doctrine, especially when it comes to independent contractors that develop software. And rightfully so. U.S. Copyright Law does not treat all creative works equally.

Topics: Copyright, Intellectual Property, Software

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