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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010 3 SBDC Report M S gradu al:',s 21 st adents on May !1 Patents aim to protect an innovator's ideas ' By DEBORAH PEACOCK of otis (utility patents) and new and or something close to it. One Peacock Myers P.C. unobvious ornamental designs place to do this research is The Among business assets that (design patents). Examples ofutil- University of New Mexico Cen- fall into the category of intellec- ity patents include those on the tennial Library, which can be tual property are the ideas and laser, the transdermal nicotine reached by phone at (505) 277- concepts that lead to the inven- patch and the software crypto- 4412. Another resource is the U.S. tion of new designs, devices and graphic method known as public Patent & Trademark Office methods of doing something. If key encryption. Examples of de- website at the idea is likely to lead to acom- sign patents are those on many Lawyer up mercially marketable product, an models of basketball shoes and Patent applications are dif- inventor should consider protect- that on the.Rolls Royce hood or- fieult and complex documents ing it with a patent, nament, both technically and legally. Ap- Inventors and innovators can A patent gives the inventor plicants are urged to contact a take some steps to decide if patent or creator the exclusive right to patent attorney or agent to as- protection is warranted, but spe- make, use and sell her invention sist in filing a patent applica- cific legal advice from a quali- in the United States for 20 years tion or deciding if the idea is fled attorney or legal expert is after the filing date for a utility potentially lucrative enough to essential when applying for a patent and 14 years from the date make the application worth- patent, the patent is issued for a design while. The total cost of acquir- Is it an exclusive idea? patent. The U.S. Patent and Trade- Before applying for a patent, ing a utility patent will ordi- mark Office grants patents to the entrepreneurs should search the narily be at least $10,000, so creators of new, useful and trade literature and existing pat- only inventions likely to have unobvious apparatuses and meth- ents to see if someone else has significant commercial potential already described the invention should be protected. It currently takes at least three years to ob- rain a patent. Since 1995, patent tilers have had the option of apply- ing for a provisional applica- tion. These aren't as formal as Tony was happmst when sur a utility patent application and Antonio Alvarez, Jr. rounded by family, especially at are relatively inexpensive to file gatherings and holidays. His big- (about $1,000 to $3,000 with'the A memorial mass willbeheld gest joys were his granddaugh- help of an attorney). After ill- at 10 A.M. on Saturday May 29% ter, Deanna Marie Singleton ing a provisional application, 2010 at St. Josephs Catholic grandsons Nicholas and Brandon the inventor has a year in which Church for Antonio Alvarez , Jr. Iglesias. One of his biggest ac- to find adequate funding for the The internment of his ashes will complishments was volunteering rest of the project. "Patent pend- be at Shakespeare Cementary as a baseball coach for the last 15 ing" status appfies during this immediately after the service, years and serving as T-Ball corn- Antonio Flores Alvarez missioner. He was recognized for year. Adrian Legaretta gets helpwith histassle. passed away peacefully, those contributions when Take notes with his family at his side the baseball field was Inventive people should on March 17, 2010 in named in his honor on keep journals in which tc record Montebello, California. March 15, 2010. notes and drawings on poten- "Quince" was born pn Tony is preceded in tially patentable concepts. PageS Michael Barentine hugs his very mother. June 28,1947 in death by his.father, Ante- with important material should Lordsburg, New Mexico, nio Alvarez, and is sur- be reviewed, signed and dated a, son of 'Antonio and vived by his mother, by two people who understand Evangelina Alvarez. He Evangelina. Also surviv- the material as a first step to- and his loving wife of 43 ing Tony are his brothers ward protecting and corroborat- years, Helen (Palomarez) Antonio and sisters, Alice ing the inventor's concepts. moved to Pico Rivera, Alvarez,,Jr. (Edmund) Sanchez, Lupe Western New Mexico California in 1967 and (Dennis) Efaw, Tucson, University's Small Business De- raised their 3 surviving daughters, Arizona; Rachel (Tom) Martin, velopment Center offers assis- Mary Linda (Terry) Singleton, Bakersfield, California; Benny tance to entrepreneurs who are Pico Rivera; Sylvia Jean, Lomita, (Clara), Tucson, Arizona; Jaime starting a business or wanting California and Antonia (Martha), Sierra Vista, Arizona; to expand an existing business. Evangelina (Augustine) Iglesias, Ernie (Juanita) Bellflower, Call- These services are available at Dylan Bean recieves.his $80,000 check for Katherine Cavaliere, Tarran Trotter, and Pico Rivera. fornia; Sally (Carlos) Guzman', no cost. Call 538-6320 for an the Military Marissa Elias ready to go Tony loved his hometown of Tucson, Arizona; Pauline (Danny) appointment with a business ad- Lordsburg where he grew up Gomez and many nieces and visor, or email playing in his neighborhood nephews. known as "Perros Bravos". He The SBDC With a beautiful spirit and office is, located on the second took pJ:ide in being a'Maverick incredible integrity and compas'- floor of the Besse-Forward Glo- and.. [eturne d throughout the sion reflected in his every action, bal Resource Center on 12th years to cheer them on. Tony was a talented trumpet Tony was quick to help, comfort, player and had a life long love of and lend a hand to his family and Street. More information may be found at music, especially a good mariachi friends. Unwavering in his abil- si!vercity/index.html. group. Hunting and fishing were ity to see the good and potential Call or email the SBDC of- always part of his life and gave in people, he could brighten a fice for information about the himthe peace and tranquility of room and soothe an aching heart. nature. Last year that "one more His concern was about others, al- following events: time" to go on the scout and hunt ways grateful for the abundant May 23-28 - New w/s much harder, but the adven- blessings in his life. Tony was a Mexico Economic Develop- ture and camaraderie was some- kind and generous man, a loving ment Course thing he truly enjoyed. He would brother, husband, father and ' June 9 - New Mexico's Rebecca Pavis with her Gerardo Reyes shows off his Allen Noakes andTarran tell you where and how each and grandfathek He was deeply loved Own Wholesale Market Ready mother before the ceremony presents! Trotter march every blister was made. and will be greatly missed. Workshop U___sed Vehicles in the Area! ] VOTE00 VOTE,! . 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