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The truth is you cannot patent or protect an idea or a concept However it is also an undeniable truth that all inventions start with an idea but an idea is not something that can be protected by any…

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Without a patent search you will invariably describe all aspects of the invention with equal importance although we know from experience that there will always be certain features that deserve greater attention because they will contribute more to patentability…

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The concept of her invention has basically stayed the same over the years She has just added additional colors and sizes and has changed some of the materials they use I asked her about her journey in taking her…

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The Patent Pro Bono Program provides free legal assistance to inventors of modest means who are interested in securing patents to protect their inventions The Program is a product of the America Invents Act AIA Under this legislation the…

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Before selling your product outside the United States you need to take into account the vastly different cultural and market preferences outside the country As anyone who has ever gone into an international supermarket knows packaging taste and product…

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Avid skateboarder Alexei Novitzky was at the festival to display his unique invention As a graduate student in the Mechanical Engineering program at USF Alexei wanted to solve his problem of needing to carry around a backpack in addition…

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Your goal in patenting an invention is to make money by turning it into a real product It won t do you any good to file a provisional application for something that isn t in a viable commercial market…

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You want to capture everything you possibly can in a patent application That means generally describing the invention it also means specifically describing the invention and all the different versions called embodiments in patent speak The only power of…

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Some inventors consider doing the search of the Patent Office on their own but there are several downsides to this plan Their emotional attachment to the invention will cloud their judgment and they will steer away from finding other…

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The DRTV Product Summit is a one-day event that will be held on Wednesday October at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Inventors will be given the opportunity to pitch their products to representatives of the six DRTV companies…

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Explaining the function of the invention is helpful but only explaining something in terms of function leaves many questions unanswered because it is not terribly descriptive For example assume you are unfamiliar with a couch If I were to…

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John Calvert a twenty-four year veteran of the USPTO retired in June If you are in the independent inventor or product commercialization communities you undoubtedly know Calvert After starting as a patent examiner in he started working with independent…

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