Posts Tagged: nonprovisional patent


Patent Law Changes – Claims Unnecessary to Obtain a Filing Date

On Wednesday, December 5, 2012, the House of Representatives passed two bills that are now await President Obama's signature. The bill — S. 3486— implements both the Patent Law Treaty (PLT) …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 2

A Beginner’s Guide to Patents and the Patent Process

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 …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 6

Patent Pricing – You Get What You Pay For

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 …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 15

The Business Responsible Approach to Inventing

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 …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 1

The Top 5 Mistakes Inventors Make

The first step toward commercializing an invention and making money from it is typically to pursue the patent path.  On the road to a patent there are …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 2

When Should a Do It Yourself Inventor Seek Patent Assistance?

It is certainly true that once you file a nonprovisional patent application your ability to make additions to the application has largely ceased. Even if you are …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 6

American Davids of Innovation, Start Your Engines: Strategies for Coping with First to File Under the America Invents Act

Under the “first to file” AIA regime, the effective prior art date is what prior art exists before the U.S. patent filing date. In other words, …
By Eric Guttag
8 years ago 22

The Key to Drafting an Excellent Patent – Alternatives

The trick with drafting a patent application is to describe anything that will work, no matter how crude, no matter how defective. You want to capture everything. …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 6

Patent Application Costs: You Get What You Pay For

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 …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 19

Don’t Get A Patent? Plainly Ridiculous!

Increasingly on the Internet invention advertising is taking an odd and seemingly inexplicable turn toward advising independent inventors to not seek patent protection, which is undeniably bad …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 5

When to do a Patent Search?

QUESTION: I have done a lot of research on the patent process and believe using the Invent & Patent System will be most helpful at this point.  …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 0