Understanding Workplace Retaliation

Retaliation is an increasingly common legal claim.  In Fiscal Year 2008, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received 32,690 charges of retaliation.  Under both Washington and federal laws it is unlawful for an employer to retaliate against an employee who has engaged in protected activity. The purpose of anti-retaliation statutes is to protect an employee’s Continue Reading

Patent Law

Your invention might be an altogether original concept. What’s the next step in shielding your innovations? The legal processes encompassing patents is detail heavy and flush with legalese. A patent lawyer in Lakewood may save time determining if there is already a current patent for a similar invention. If there isn’t, they can help you Continue Reading

Design Patent

A design is visual decorative characteristics built-in inside, or applied to, an article of manufacture. A design for the external ornament is inseparable from the article to which it is applied and cannot only exist. It must be a definite model of the external ornament, applied in an article of manufacture. The United States brevettent Continue Reading