As we are about to enter the end of the year holiday season, we here at EIP wanted to take this Thanksgiving eve to look back and share some Thanksgiving-related patents and trademarks. As Thanksgiving is, by name, the time to count your blessings and reflect on what you’re grateful for, we are doing this special highlight to share our appreciation for how far IP has allowed the celebration of Thanksgiving to progress. Click on this article link to learn more.
Senator Orrin Hatch has announced he will not seek re-election in November 2018. The steadfast defender of intellectual property rights has two IP bills pending in Congress. With his retirement come questions. Who will replace him? Will they champion the rights of IP holders as strongly as he did? Senator Hatch has voiced some concerns of his own. Read about them here.
The recently passed “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017” is getting a lot of press for income tax and refund season. Did you know it also affects the sale of self-owned intellectual property like patents, inventions or secret formulas? If you created and own a piece of intellectual property, you need to read this.