Brad Smith describes the patent application process at the Jackson Inventors Network.

Brad Smith describes the patent application process at the Jackson Inventors Network.

The Jackson Inventors Network featured Endurance Law Group attorney Bradley L. Smith, talking about techniques for preserving your intellectual property and patents at its May 27 meeting at the Jackson College North Campus. He observed a patent has little value unless it is enforced and defended. If a patent holder doesn’t defend an incursion, the holder could lost their trademark, which happened to the words “aspirin” and “escalator.”

“Doing nothing invites further infringement,” said Smith. “It also weakens or loses your availability of damages or injunction.”

Smith provided a long checklist of recommended activities and actions to consider, if you think your patents or IP have been infringed upon.

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