Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.patentbeast.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


Though we don’t presently have any blog style posts where visitors can leave comments, WordPress in general has the following policy: When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

Currently, clicking on the Contact form will take the user to the fish-ip.com/ask-a-question page to post questions there. When visitors contact us through the Ask a Question form on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.


We don’t currently use google analytics. Our hosting service has access logs allowing administrators to see who has visited the website. Logs are processed and archived every 24 hours, and the previous month’s logs are removed at the end of each month.

There is no personal information available through the access logs.

Who we share your data with

We do not share any user data.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Though we currently don’t have any place for users to register on our site, if in the future there are, WordPress’ policy is as follows: For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

If you have any questions or requests for removal of data, please contact dwalston@fishiplaw.com.

Where we send your data

Though we don’t presently have any place for visitors to leave comments, if in the future there are such opportunities, WordPress has the following policy: Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.



Last modified: Aug 9, 2022

Fish IP Law, LLP respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it. Read below about our practices. if you want to know more, or if you have any concerns about your privacy at Fish IP, please email us at web@fishiplaw.com.   

Children's Data

This website is not intended for children. If you are under 13 years old, please don’t use this website and do not provide any of your personal information. If you are a guardian and you are concerned about a child’s personal information, please contact web@fishiplaw.com.

Changes to this Policy

This policy will be regularly updated. When the policy changes, we will not contact you directly, so please always check this page for the latest version.

Types of Data We Collect

  • When you visit our website: we collect the visitor’s IP address and browser information in order to operate and improve our website.
  • When you use our “ASK A QUESTION” form: we collect the data that you choose to share with us. Specifically, we will ask your name and email and we will collect the information you input in the “Question” section.
  • When a client engages our legal services: we collect information that the client provides and any such information necessary for the representation of the client.

How We Collect and Use Your Data

  • When you visit our website: we collect IP addresses and browser information through our web host and Google Analytics (see “Sharing your Data” below).
  • When you inquire about our legal services:
    • If you use our “ASK A QUESTION” form, your information goes to web@fishiplaw.com and is forwarded to the competent employee.
    • If you engage our legal services, our relationship will be governed by our engagement contract.
    • If you do not engage us, your information will be kept for up to 60 days.
  • When your information is disclosed to us by a client.

Why We Collect Your Data

  • To respond to inquiries, including those by telephone, email, and our website;
  • To provide legal services in accordance with our agreement with our clients, or to otherwise provide or discuss our legal services to/with you;
  • To comply with our legal and ethical obligations;
  • To operate, maintain and improve our website; and to understand the demographics of our Website visitors;
  • To process payments from you to us;
  • To verify and respond to consumer requests

Sharing Your Data

  • We do not sell your data to any party.
  • We do not share your data with any third party, except as detailed in the next section, unless required to do so
    • by law or government agency,
    • for advising and counseling our clients,
    • for purposes of providing you with our legal services,
    • for the purpose of defending or prosecuting legal claims, or
    • for safekeeping and storing the information.
  • The following services help us keep our website running by storing or processing your data on our behalf:
    • Our web host and Google Analytics. Our hosting service has access logs allowing administrators to see the demographics of our website visitors. Logs are processed and archived every 24 hours, and the previous month’s logs are removed at the end of each month. The access logs contain IP addresses and browser information.
    • Embedded content from other websites. The FAQ pages include embedded YouTube videos. All video links are set to private, meaning Google will not collect any user information unless one of the videos has been viewed. Please be aware that if you click and view the videos, YouTube and Google may collect data about you, use cookies and track your behavior. We are not responsible for these websites’ practices.

We Use Essential Cookies

We use only necessary cookies to run and improve the website. Cookies are pieces of information stored within your web browser that our website can use to identify your machine. We only use cookies to compile data about website traffic to offer a better website experience.

Do Not Track (DNT) preference. We currently do not respond to DNT signals or other mechanisms that provide a choice regarding the collection of personal information about activities over time and across different web sites or online services.

Know Your Rights

  • Unless prevented by our legal and ethical obligations, you have the right to
    • Know what personal information about you we have collected, how we are using it and who has access to it;
    • Correct your personal information;
    • Be forgotten by us;
    • Complain about us.
  • How to exercise them