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Holding a provisional patent application pending but failing to file a nonprovisional patent application by the one year deadline means you lose the right to that filing date and could potentially lose ownership rights to the invention This outcome…

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In order to obtain exclusive rights on an invention the law requires that the patent applicant particularly point out and distinctly claim the subject matter which the inventor regards as his or her invention Any patent or patent application…

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In order to obtain a utility patent one must file what is referred to as a non-provisional application or a non-provisional utility application It is called non-provisional to distinguish it from a provisional patent applications When you file a…

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Unlike copyright and trademark protection patent protection will only exist upon the issuance of a patent which requires you to file a patent application Simply stated if you do not obtain a patent you have no exclusive rights This…

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The first time you will substantively hear from the examiner is when the examiner issues what is referred to as a First Office Action on the Merits FOAM At this point you are now truly beginning what most would…

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The notable changes in the PLTIA to implement the PLT can be generally broken down into four major categories although there are all kinds of nuance as you probably could have guessed Nevertheless the categories are Changes pertaining to…

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A patent is a proprietary right granted by the United States federal government to an inventor who files a patent application with the United States Patent Office Therefore unlike copyright and trademark protection patent protection will only exist upon…

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What you are looking at here is something that is similar to a Big Mac because it has two beef patties which are identified by reference numeral It isn't quite a Big Mac through because there is no special…

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On Wednesday December the House of Representatives passed two bills that are now await President Obama's signature The bill S implements both the Patent Law Treaty PLT and the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs The…

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Even when hiring a patent attorney inventors still need to be engaged in order to give the patent attorney the best information available about the invention This seems simple enough but so many inventors fail to understand what information…

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It takes time to prepare a detailed written disclosure that will support any number of claims and there is just no way to rush it Inventors and entrepreneurs intuitively know this but still some get lured into believing that…

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There really is no one-size-fits-all approach to inventing that can be claimed to be a road-map to success that will work in all cases Notwithstanding there are certainly a number of things that can and should be done early…

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