Are provisional patent applications worth it? In the first-to-file universe, some inventors mistakenly think that if they file a provisional patent application it will somehow mature over time into a full-blown patent, which is not the case. Rather, if a provisional patent application is electronically filed with the United States…

Successful startups pay close attention to intellectual property and, as such, follow generally accepted patent practices. One of those is patent marking, which is pretty self-explanatory: when you patent something, you mark or advertise it as being patented, usually with the specific numbers in the patent itself as issued by…

Helpful Links CertiRx granted patent on product authentication software Allied Industrial granted patent on improved fastener assembly Justin R. Nifong selected as member of North Carolina Legal Elite NK Patent Law, PLLC to present at Guilford Tech for annual Small Business Summit. https://www.ncsbc.net/workshop.aspx?ekey=230320073 NK Patent Law, PLLC featured as new…

Justin Nifong of NK Patent Law, PLLC will be speaking on Intellectual Property issues at the 2016 Small Business Summit at Guilford Technical Community College. This is Justin’s 5th year of speaking at the Guilford Tech Small Business Summit event that is always well-received. Topics covered will include: Non disclosure…

RALEIGH, N.C. — NK Patent Law, PLLC was recently featured in an article appearing in the online news publication ExitEvent, covering business and technology in Raleigh-Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary and the Research Triangle region, with coverage expanding to Wilmington, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Asheville and Charlotte. The roughly 1,700-word piece “No Surprise Here:…

NK Patent Law, PLLC is continuing in its commitment to support innovations in the North Carolina life sciences community by sponsoring Triad BioNight March 30, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons. Attorneys Laura Kiefer, Ph.D., Lyle Gravatt, Justin Nifong and Joe Shin will be attending the event on…