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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Michele Baillie Elected as Secretary of The Boston Club

Michele Baillie Elected as Secretary of The Boston Club

We congratulate Michele Baillie in her election as Secretary of The Boston Club for a 2-year term.  The Boston Club is a community of female executives and professionals invested in elevating women into leadership positions. We believe that women’s leadership has a...

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History Matters: Willis H. Carrier

History Matters: Willis H. Carrier

It's HOT, so let's talk air conditioners. Did you know that Willis Carrier, an American engineer, is known as the "Father of Air Conditioning"? Born on November 26, 1876 in Angola, New York, Carrier earned an engineering degree from Cornell University in 1901. He...

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PATENT TIP: Consider a “Forward Looking” Patent Strategy

PATENT TIP: Consider a “Forward Looking” Patent Strategy

Your IP portfolio protects your company’s product or service. But have you considered a "forward looking" patent strategy? A forward looking patent strategy anticipates what coming next in your industry, identifies the critical technical problems that will need to be...

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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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