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It is absolutely essential to think outside the box when describing your invention in any patent application Stop and think about different ways that your invention can be made or used even if you deem them to be inferior…

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To bring this principle to bear on the problem of claim breadth consider a patent disclosing only a single embodiment with a main claim whose scope extends beyond that of the embodiment yet inside the ambit of any cited…

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Recent Federal Circuit reasoning should make a patent drafter decidedly averse to single-embodiment patent applications with good reason Unfortunately real-world constraints principally centering on budget and time issues have resulted and probably will continue to result in the production…

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A non-provisional patent application is a domestic U S patent application that has the possibility to mature into an issued U S patent if after examination the patent examiner is satisfied that the patentability requirements have been met So…

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Many times inventors fail to adequately describe their inventions because the invention is obvious to them and they think it will be equally obvious to others The law however requires that a patent application explain the invention to someone…

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Simply said a patent application is only as good as what is included within the application and general or vague descriptions do nothing more than guarantee that no patent will ever issue Beyond that how can you realistically do…

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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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Method or process claims are relatively easy to write once you know what the core invention is and what is necessary to be included in the claim in order to overcome the prior art Like all claims method or…

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A number of these documents describe active games for many participants that involve a lot of physical activity One issued patent protects a safe game for young children who rush out to plant a flag in the coast while…

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Today in IPWatchdog s Summer Fun series we re taking a look at patents that recognize the importance of safety at the pool or beach A number of patent applications and issued patents published by the U S Patent…

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Today in IPWatchdog s Summer Fun series in honor of the ongoing U S Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach California we re featuring some of the most interesting new patent applications and issued patents related to surfing Some…

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Today in IPWatchdog s Summer Fun series we re looking at a series of patent applications and issued patents protecting systems of improving protections from UV radiation A number of these documents regard new systems of determining unsafe levels…

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