Category Archives: Patents

Why Obtain a United States Trademark Instead of a Florida or Other State Trademark?

Why Should I Obtain a United States Trademark Registration when a Florida Trademark is less expensive? Under Chapter 495, Florida Statutes, a mark can be registered with the Florida Department of State. Because it costs less to file for the … Continue reading

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CHANGES FOR PATENT APPLICATION FILINGS UNDER THE AMERICA INVENTS ACT

The AMERICA INVENTS ACT Changes Patent Application Filings Time of Filing For a Patent On An Invention or Idea Has Become More of Essence Congress has passed the America Invents Act.  There have been significant changes made in patent application … Continue reading

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Bilsky v. Kappos, 130 S.Ct. 3218 (2010)

130 S.Ct. 3218 (2010) Bernard L. BILSKI and Rand A. Warsaw, Petitioners, v. David J. KAPPOS, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director, Patent and Trademark Office.     No. 08-964.Supreme Court of United States.  Argued November 9, … Continue reading

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Tampa Area Inventors’ Questions Answered: Who is an inventor?

Inventors’ Patent Questions Answered in the St. Petersburg, Tampa, Orlando, Clearwater and Sarasota Areas The St. Petersburg, Florida Office of Patent Attorney Thomas Frost often receives questions from Florida independent inventors and others interested in legal protection for their intellectual … Continue reading

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Patent Attorney For Your Tampa Invention

How Can Tampa Inventors Patent or Trademark Their Ideas? Registered Patent Attorney Thomas Frost Can Help Independent inventors throughout the Tampa Bay area can get help from Registered Patent Attorney Thomas Frost in obtaining Federal Trademark or Patent protection for … Continue reading

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St. Petersburg Registered Patent Attorney For Your Central Florida Invention Ideas

Central Florida Inventions & Ideas Can Be Protected From Our Offices In St. Petersburg If you are an independent inventor in the Central Florida region, including Tampa, Sarasota, Clearwater, Lakeland or Orlando, Registered Patent Attorney Thomas Frost can assist you … Continue reading

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Will a Poor Man’s Patent Protect My Idea?

On occasion I receive telephone calls from inventors from Orlando or other Central Florida cities asking about the protection of a “poor man’s patent.”  Although this myth has been debunked the perception still exists that patent protection is obtained by … Continue reading

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THE END OF PATENT PROTECTION FOR GAMES?

With the ever increasing popularity of wagering establishments, such as the HardRock Cafe in Tampa, Florida, many inventors have ideas for new methods of playing poker-style games, board games and bingo-type games with new variations of the playing rules.  While … Continue reading

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Welcome to Thomas M. Frost’s Intellectual Property Law Blog!

Thank you for stopping by my legal blog for patent, trademark and intellectual property law in the St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, Sarasota, Lakeland, Orlando and Daytona Beach areas.  I will be posting articles about various topics concerning patents, trade and … Continue reading

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