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Knowing when to call a patent lawyer about your innovation, design or invention is important. This is especially true for newcomers to the field of intellectual property law, where limited knowledge of how the patent system works, combined with often limited starter resources, can turn…
Disney Imagineers recognized several years ago that there is a need for robots that can safely interact with children. With this in mind, they designed a robot with soft and deformable body parts. To test their design, the Imagineers prototyped a small toy-sized robot with…
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Apr 12 2017
I received a call from an independent producer who asked if actors can use real U.S. military uniforms in a film. The answer is yes. The law pertaining to this issue is found in 10 U.S. Code § 772(f) which reads: “While portraying a member…
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Mar 18 2017
TIPS Group is pleased to announce the opening of its new office in Santa Monica, California. “Santa Monica is an ideal location for TIPS Group’s Southern California office due to its proximity to both the high tech businesses of Silicon Beach and to the entertainment…
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May 07 2015