Patents for a Small Planet

Protecting Innovations in Software, Electrical, Mechanical, and Consumer Arts

Welcome to North Shore Patents

North Shore Patents, P.C. is a virtual IP law firm offering expertise on the protection of inventions in the software, electrical, mechanical, and consumer arts, by leveraging U.S. and foreign intellectual property processes to meet business goals. If you are looking for a law firm in a fancy building who passes their high overhead on to their clients, then we are not the firm for you. We instead spend our time and resources focusing on our clients. Working virtually with innovators throughout the US and abroad, we provide high-quality, common sense, and customized solutions for your IP needs. Effective IP protection does not come from volume; it comes from being smart about what to patent and when. Each client is unique, so we provide a customized IP road map that will support your particular business goals.

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PATENT TIP: Avoiding issues of patent ownership

PATENT TIP: Avoiding issues of patent ownership

Full ownership of your patent is important, especially if your company uses independent contractors, third party vendors, and/or employees. When any of these parties contribute to the conception of the invention, you are legally required to list them as a co-inventor...

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PATENT TIP: “What can we patent”?

PATENT TIP: “What can we patent”?

A common question that comes up again and again is "what can we patent"?  You're interesting in protecting your product or service with patents, but you're not sure what to patent.  Try starting with these questions: (1) What features of our product/service gives us...

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USPTO Further Extends Certain Patent Deadlines Under CARES Act

USPTO Further Extends Certain Patent Deadlines Under CARES Act

On May 27, 2020, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced for a third time that it was extending the time to file certain patent-related documents and to pay certain required fees. For small and micro entities, filings that would have been deemed timely filed,...

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