How do I know if I need a copyright or a patent? 3 Answers as of October 28, 2010

If I want to write an article about a new procedure in my field to be published do I need to get one?

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Devon & Associates
Devon & Associates | Marcia A. Devon
You may be able to obtain both a patent and a copyright, depending on the subject matter. A copyright registration is substantially less expensive and easier to have issued. You should consult a patent attorney if you would like to determine whether you also have patentable subject matter.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/28/2010
Mark S. Hubert PC
Mark S. Hubert PC | Mark Hubert
A patent would be more in line with what you need.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
Replied: 10/28/2010
Kafantaris Law Group
Kafantaris Law Group | Theo Kafantaris
If you are writing an article, you will need a copyright.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/27/2010
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