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Brown & Michaels, PC
Intellectual Property Home Page
We hope this collection of web pages will help you answer your questions about your intellectual property rights - in other words, "who owns what's in your head?" The pages you can access from this home page will cover patents, trademarks, and copyrights. If you're not sure which you need,
our intellectual property overview page will help.
You can view some patents our clients have obtained in a variety of fields, check out some trademarks we've registered, or look at a few weird and wonderful patents we had nothing to do with. To help you get your thoughts about your invention down on paper, there's a
disclosure form for you to download and
use, and we have Patent , Trademark
and Copyright budget estimators with the
procedures and costs of filing patent, trademark and copyright
do I...?" pages will help you with specific instructions for reading a patent or other patent
document, figuring out if a patent or copyright is still in force, searching
trademarks, and so on. You can also find Patent and Trademark Glossaries and a Patent
Application Template from the "How Do I...?"
The "America Invents Act" of 2011
On September 8, 2011, the Senate passed the "Leahy-Smith
America Invents Act" - also known as "Patent Reform" - and President Obama
signed the act into law on September 16, 2011. The act is now fully
implemented - for details, see our
page on the America Invents Act
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Statement of Clients' Rights Notice
New York State Court Rules (22 NYCRR 1210.1) require our posting a Statement Of Clients Rights (a link to NY State Unified Court System web page)
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About Brown & Michaels, PC
BROWN & MICHAELS' office is located in Ithaca in the
Finger Lakes region of central New York State. Since 1980, we have represented individual inventors, research institutions, high tech start-ups
and established companies, both locally and world-wide. In addition to patent
and trademark prosecution, we can help with contracts and licenses and other
legal services for your business.
The inventors we represent have received patents on cell lines, chemical processing methods, electronics, energy systems, medical diagnostics, furniture, software, tools, and vaccines (and this is just a sample). We are highly responsive to inventors and deliver high quality work at very reasonable rates.
For more information about our firm, and brief biographies of our
professional staff, see our Firm Bio page.
We can also offer Intellectual Property Litigation, as well as other
corporate and business services, through our relationship with the prestigious
100-year-old law firm of Coughlin and Gerhart
400 M & T Bank Building
118 North Tioga Street - The Commons
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 256-2000 (voice)
(607) 256-3628 (fax)
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