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Jul 23

How To Get Document Apostilled In Austin?

By Training A Puppy | Blog

Apostille is a stamp or seal that is affixed on the documents. It is a certificate that attests the authenticity of the signature, seal or stamp on a document. The Apostille Certificate is an international notarization. The Apostille Certificate is used worldwide to authenticate and legalize your documents.

If you are planning to travel abroad and need to submit important documents such as birth certificates, marriage certificates and more then you must know about how to get document apostilled in Austin.

The procedure for getting document apostilled in Austin is as follows:

You need to take your document along with you and head towards the Texas Secretary of State Office location in Austin. Here, you need to go inside and ask for an application form from one of the officials present there. Once you have received this form, fill it up with all required details including your name, address and signature etc.

Now, you will be asked to pay $6 for each document being apostilled. Make sure that all required information is given on this form before submitting it at the counter so that there are no mistakes later on when your documents are being processed by them. Once everything has been verified by the officials, they will give you a receipt which will serve as proof that your documents have been submitted.

Hire Apostille Services To Help You

In case you do not know how to apostille your documents, then hiring an apostille Austin TX service is the best option for you. They will make sure that everything is done correctly and according to the law so that there are no problems later on.

Nov 15

Find the Right Air Compressor To Power your Work Load

By Training A Puppy | Blog

Before you take a closer look at air compressors for sale, be sure you are shopping for the right unit for the job. What do you plan to use the air compressor for? How do you want to power it? How much capacity will it require? You will find a variety of air compressors for sale that offer different features. Let’s take a look at some of those features, enabling you to better evaluate whether or not the air compressors will offer the speed, efficiency and performance you need.

First, air compressors are either powered by gasoline or electricity. If you are a home builder or HVAC contractor, the chances are that you are on the job site before power is functional. That makes gasoline air compressors for sale the go-to choice. They also tend to offer more power than those that run on electricity. You could run a gas generator and power an electrical air compressor from that, but many choose to skip that step and simply shop for their next unit from gas air compressors for sale.

In addition, homeowners often find that their electrical systems have trouble fully powering electrical air compressors because even 110 volt units pull a lot of amps. Having to use a long extension cord can make that problem even worse. If there is a downside to gas-powered models it is that they are more costly than electrically powered units and they also need to be vented – don’t plan to use the gas air compressors in a basement or enclosed garage.

The next feature to consider when evaluating air compressors is whether they are oiled or oil-free (sometimes referred to as “maintenance free”). Oil free compressor is good for occasional use, or for homeowners who don’t consider themselves handy. Oiled units require more maintenance, but they run more quietly, offer greater durability, and are more dependable when the going on the job site gets tough. Shop for the air compressors that fit your approach to maintaining power tools!

When searching the air compressors, consider the capacity you require. For home use, inflating things and running basic air tools like drills, sanders, nail guns, or paint sprayers, a portable or wheeled unit will be sufficient. These “pancake” or “hotdog” shaped units deliver plenty of air flow for their size and cost. For commercial uses, these units will work fine, too, if you tend to only run one tool at a time.

For auto shops and other locations that keep a unit going, look at air compressors that offer 20-50 gallon tanks in a stationary unit. You’ll have the ability to run a tire wrench all day, or run two tools at a time without losing power. Shopping the air compressors that meet your needs will save you from paying more for a unit that far exceeds your needs, or from buying one that isn’t enough, forcing the purchase of a second unit down the road.

Sep 01

Choosing a Patent Attorney Help

By Training A Puppy | Blog

Selecting the right patent attorney is one of the most crucial decisions an inventor faces, and can spell disaster or success from the beginning. Patent attorneys must be more than just attorneys who hang a shingle, have passed the bar and are licensed to practice. They also need an engineering or computer science degree, something technical.

To be a valid patent attorney, a lawyer must also have registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Good patent attorneys are usually very uniquely suited to a particular field and as a result are very difficult to locate. Some lawyers boast and advertise patent knowledge, but are short on experience. Patent agencies, such as InventHelp, have much more experience. It is your job to find one who has been down the path before.

Things to ask a patent attorney are:

– How many clients have you filed patents for?

– How many patents have you obtained?

– Can you give me some references of these people so I may speak to them first hand and get their review of their experience?

Find out their patent number and see for yourself that it is real and actually happened. If the reference is willing to share what the cost of the attorney’s services were in filing for and obtaining the patent, by all means take advantage of that and confront the attorney with the results and ask if your situation might be similar in cost, less in cost or even more, and why.

Don’t let the price of the suit and the shoes impress you. They were bought with the hourly fees paid by people like you. Lawyers typically get paid whether they win or lose, and winning to you means obtaining your patent.

However, you shouldn’t let a reference who didn’t successfully obtain a patent for a client signal a completely negative outcome. Some invention ideas are simply not eligible for a patent, and a good patent attorney should help spot that soon and not “milk” the client or lead them along. Sometimes a modification to a process or invention can make it unique and patentable whereas in the start it is not.

A good patent attorney should not be afraid to answer your questions, and you should be full of them. Lawyers are typically not in a hurry if they are charging you by the hour. Some attorneys will work on a fixed fee amount for the entire job, but you should find this out up-front.

If they are on the clock and you start discussing the upcoming baseball season during your visit then… you’re being charged to discuss baseball.

There is no such thing as a free lunch. Spend an hour with a lawyer and you get charged for an hour spent with the attorney, unless you have agreed to a fixed fee or other arrangement.

Perhaps most important of all, the only stupid question is a question not asked. That goes for you AND your attorney. You know your invention inside and out. You have probably lived and breathed it for months or even years. Your attorney has not and a good one will ask what seem to be rudimentary questions in a solid effort to help you succeed.

Finally, it must be said that not all patent attorneys or agencies are equally qualified to protect and represent the interests of your patent. Some attorneys and agencies, like Invent Help, have more experience, industry contacts, and expertise relevant to your patent than others, and it helps to search for the former whenever possible. This will eliminate the common obstacles that inexperienced patent attorneys are ill-prepared to navigate and ensure as much billable time is spent on your patent (as opposed to administrative/bureaucratic things) as possible.

Aug 25

Provisional Patent Applications

By Training A Puppy | Blog

A provisional application is a “simpler” patent application. It does not require a signed oath or declaration from the inventors, and it does not require the legalistic patent claims that define the scope of the invention in a regular patent application. The paperwork for filing one is also simpler. However, provisional applications do still require a complete and thorough description of the invention and, in most cases, drawings or illustrations are also required. Thus, hiring a patent agency like InventHelp is advisable – learn what are the benefits of using InventHelp.

Once they’re filed, provisional patent applications stay pending for one year before they expire. They are not examined for patentability, and do not directly mature into patents. If an inventor wishes to continue pursuing patent protection, a regular U.S. and/or PCT international patent application must be filed by the end of the one-year pendency of the provisional application.

So why are provisional applications so useful? They allow an inventor to get a filing date for his or her invention and then spend a year perfecting the details of the invention, scoping out the commercial viability, and doing anything else that might be required before a regular and/or international patent application (with a higher filing fee and more formal requirements) must be filed. Thus, they’re the right step for an invention that is ready for patenting but not quite ready for market, or in situations where it’s necessary to file a patent application quickly to avoid loss of patent rights.

Here’s the downside: provisional applications are only as good as the disclosure that they contain. If a provisional application does not contain a complete disclosure of the invention, it’s of little use. Some people have been lulled into thinking that because provisional applications do not require claims or a declaration, anything goes. That’s simply not true – and the bigger problem is that an unwitting inventor may not learn that his or her provisional application was inadequate until years later, when he or she steps into a court and tries to enforce a patent. Having professionals like InventHelp by your side will ensure that you have done everything right.

So what are the best practices? Here are a few:

  • File as complete a provisional application as circumstances allow as early as possible, preferably before any public disclosure of the invention. Ideally, pretend the provisional application is a regular application and write it that way.
  • When disclosing and marketing the invention after filing a provisional application, don’t disclose features that were not described in the provisional application.
  • Consider filing multiple provisional applications as you develop the invention and add new features. If multiple provisional are filed, file a regular U.S. and/or international application by the expiration date of the first provisional application.
Jul 25

Determine what types of patents are applicable

By Training A Puppy | Blog

You don’t just apply to the United States Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) for a patent. You have to tell them what kind of patent you want. The kinds of patents are described below. For which of these does your invention qualify?

Utility Patent

The best-known patent application is the Utility patent. You would apply for this type of patent to protect the functionality of an invention. A prime example is a broom. It has the function of allowing dirt and other things on the ground to be gathered more easily than if a person would merely use their hands.

Many things are patentable under the rubric of the Utility patent application other then the common “thing that has a function.” Over the last few years, software has become patentable without the necessity of including the computer upon which it is going to run. Business plans have also become patentable. So, to avoid confusion it would be wise if you get help from InventHelp patent agency to guide you. You can read reviews on InventHelp to learn more about the agency.

Design Patent

With the design patent, you may protect the look of an invention when that look is separable from the thing itself. A good example of a design patent application is a bicycle rack where in the steel tube to which the bicycle is to be locked looks somewhat like a snake. The concept of having a fixed locking mechanism for a bicycle is not patentable because it is known already. Such an invention would be rejected. But what can be protected is the look of the bicycle rack.

Plant Patent

If you have invented a way of making a new or original variety of plant via asexual reproduction you should apply for yet another type of patent, the plant patent application. It’s a powerful tool in the right situation.

Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Application

Depending on the circumstances, it might be advantageous to apply for a PCT Application before applying for a Utility patent application.

It is always good to hire a professional patenting agency such as InventHelp to guide you in this process.

May 09

Tips For A Balanced Vegan Diet

By Training A Puppy | Blog

If you are just finally starting out on your journey into the world of vegan, then you’re going to need some ideas that will allow you to make this transition easily and smoothly. Since that’s obviously what you’re looking for, it would only makes sense for you to look over some of these tips that I have provided for you so that you can switch over the right way from the very beginning.

The first tip that I’d like to provide you now regarding a vegan diet is that the transition might be a little bit difficult for you to handle in the very beginning. But you need to start reading a lot of literature about why it’s a good idea to go vegan, and start to understand all of the reasons why eating meat and dairy products are bad for you, and then you’ll start to realize that you’re not giving anything up at all. There is even meat made out of plants, so the transition should be easier.

You want to get to a point in your mind where you finally realize that going vegan is a blessing, and it’s not going to be a major problem for you. You are doing this to benefit your health, and get your body back in shape and energized once again. You aren’t punishing yourself, so you have to stop thinking that way if you currently do so right now. Remember, going vegan isn’t a punishment, it’s a good thing and you are going to be healthy and stronger because of your effort.

The last vegan diet tip I wanted to mention is that you should do your best to try and buy the organic options as much as possible. But don’t freak out if you can’t find something that’s organic too. It’s fine to eat the regular options as well, and you don’t need to stress yourself out for no reason if you can’t find a particular item in your local grocery store that’s organic.

May 09

At Home Testing Options

By Training A Puppy | Blog

Whether you call them sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or sexually transmitted infections (STIs), STDs can be embarrassing to talk about. This embarrassment can lead people to delay or forgo testing altogether. In response to this problem, at home testing kits are beginning to gain in popularity and acceptance. But is this the best option for you? Before you consider ordering a home STD test, learn the basics and decide for yourself.

Are Home STD Tests Approved by the FDA?

Yes, some at home testing kits are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). However, various companies have sold home STD tests over the years that were not FDA approved, so be careful and make sure that you do your research before you buy STD test kits.

How do Home STD Tests Work

Once you receive the home testing kit, you will need to provide a urine sample or genital swab and send it into a laboratory for testing. Typically, results are provided within a matter of days, and you do not ever need to step foot into a testing center.

However, it is important to note that home testing kits have a higher rate of false positives than traditional STD tests, meaning that you are more likely to get a positive result even if you are not infected. If you receive a positive result, you should consult with your health care provider to confirm the test and provide treatment.