Laura Marmulstein

ASSOCIATE

Laura counsels clients on legal issues related to intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Laura helps clients build strong intellectual property portfolios, taking into account various types of protection options, such as utility and design patents, including both U.S. and foreign, trademark and trade dress registrations, and copyright registrations.

Laura’s patent practice includes patent procurement, enforcement, and defense, involving patentability, non-infringement, and validity assessments. Laura has experience with a broad range of technologies, including biotechnology, consumer products, mechanical devices, and software applications.

In her free time, Laura enjoys skiing, hiking, camping, traveling, and art.

FOCUS AREAS

Intellectual Property

Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights

Utility & Design Patents

Articles

Intellectual Property

Hurdles To Obtaining Patent Protection

A patent is an intellectual property right that grants the owner the right to exclude others from making, using, importing, offering for sale, or selling the patented invention in the United States for a limited period of years. A patent does not grant the owner the right to make, use, import, offer for sale, or sell the patented invention.

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Intellectual Property

The Patent Process: Getting Started

When should you seek patent protection? When you have an idea? A prototype? A product? It is often a misconception that you need a prototype or product to seek patent protection. While you cannot obtain patent protection for a mere idea, you can, in fact, file a patent application with an idea (and no prototype or product), so long as the idea is sufficiently concrete.

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Intellectual Property

How to Protect Your Designs with Patents and Trade Dress

There is value to having a product that looks different from anything else on the market. People often want things simply because they look cool or are unique. And wouldn’t it be cool if you could be the exclusive producer of that unique, cool-looking product? With the right protection, you can. There are several ways to protect a design, including design patents and trade dress.

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