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Copyright vs. Patent Protection for Inventors

Inventors, did you know some of your work is automatically protected upon creation? And that other work requires specific documentation to make sure nobody steals your intellectual property? This commonly overlooked yet major detail is the difference between copyright and patent law.  As a Fort Lauderdale Patent Attorney, I am often asked by inventors to explain the differences between the two avenues of protection.   Understanding the subtle differences is the key to making sure only you profit from your hard work. Here are the details… Copyright Law A Copyright is a set of  exclusive rights granted to the creator of an original work (generally written, artistic, or intellectually produced material) including the right to copy, distribute and adapt the work. Examples of copyright material