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Differences Between a License and a Patent
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The connection between a patent and a license is an often confused area of law that can lead to lawsuits. The rights you have to your invention are not absolute but are protected by the constitution. Patent DefinitionThe U.S. government issues patents to people who invent things that are new and useful. The patent gives the inventor "the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for

How to Report a Company That Hires Illegal Aliens
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With the economy aching and people losing jobs left and right, the argument against illegal aliens coming to the United States to work is becoming more heated. People are more passionate about reporting companies that hire illegal aliens, but they don't know where to begin. There are so many departments and agencies that it can seem difficult. However, the following steps makes it much easier.Diff

How to Be a Professional Process Server
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When an individual is issued a subpoena, legal summons, complaint, writ or other court document, the law states that the individual must receive the documents through a non-involved third party, who must obtain proof after each serving that the documents were served. These people are called process servers. The requirements to work as a process server differ from state to state, but each state has

How to Seal Records in a Texas Divorce
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To seal records is to conceal court documents that would otherwise be a matter of public record. Sealing records is not the same as expungement, common in criminal matters, where the records are destroyed or permanently sealed to clear the convicted individual's records. Rather, sealed records are removed from the public eye, although they can still be obtained through a court order. You can seal

How to Find Out the Amount of Bond for an Inmate
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A bond is the amount of money or security that's needed to get someone out of jail; it is set by the court. Bond can be posted by the defendant in a case, or it can be posted by you, if you're 18 years old or older. You also have the option of posting the bond through a bail bondsman. However the bond is posted, you must first determine the amount of the bond. There are three methods of determini

How to Revoke Probation
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A criminal offender sentenced to a term of probation must comply with certain terms and conditions. If a situation arises in which the offender violates one of another of these conditions of probation, he is subject to a revocation of probation. Specific steps are required in the revocation of probation. These include complying with certain constitutional rights that a criminal offender maintains

How to Calculate Time With Each Parent in Child Custody
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Child custody issues present unique challenges during the course of a divorce or paternity case. At the heart of these matters is the calculation of how much time each parent is allocated with a child born of the marriage. Across the country, every state has developed a set of guidelines to assist in setting schedules relating to child custody and parenting time. Although there are some minor diff

What Is Considered Public Information?
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The term public information refers to information collected and held by various levels of government that are available to public inspection by virtue of its nature, or at the request of individuals. The amount of information available to the public has increased greatly over the last generation. Executive BranchThe Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) covers all agencies of the executive branch,

How to Request a New Public Defender
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If you are having trouble with your criminal defense attorney, you should first try and resolve any differences. It may seem easier to simply replace your attorney, but bringing in a new attorney means bringing that person up to speed on a case your current attorney already knows. However, sometimes fundamental differences and breakdowns in communication become bad enough that replacing your attor

How to Set a Divorce Court Date
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Divorce cases are emotionally and legally challenging. Indeed, divorce procedures seem complex and even frustrating to an individual who is unfamiliar with the judicial system. The ultimate objective of a marriage termination case is to reach the juncture at which a divorce court date is scheduled and a divorce granted. If you are in the midst of a divorce case, it is important that you understand

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