Posts Tagged: provisional


Federal Circuit affirms PTAB invalidation of Uniloc patent which wasn’t invalid in 65 district court cases

The Uniloc patent invalidated by the PTAB in this case is U.S. Patent No. 5490216, titled System for Software Registration and issued in February 1996. It claims a …
By Steve Brachmann
12 days ago 9

There is no such thing as a provisional patent

Although there is a popular misconception among inventors new to the field of inventing, the United States Patent and Trademark Office is never going to grant a …
By Gene Quinn
30 days ago 1

Invention to Patent 101 – Everything You Need to Know to Get Started

This page and website contain contain detailed information to help inventors on the road from invention to patent... Below are a sampling of inventor help links to …
By Gene Quinn
6 months ago 0

The AIA’s First-to-File Transition SHOULD have Resulted in More Provisional Filings

To investigate whether applicants have been adopting a strategy of filing more provisional applications, we determined a ratio of the number of provisional filings (with a first-named …

There is no such thing as a provisional patent

It is important to understand what a provisional patent application is, what benefits are provided and perhaps most importantly what a provisional patent application is not. First …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 11

Are you Ready to File a Provisional Patent Application?

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 …
By Mark Nowotarski
3 years ago 28

Q & A: File a Patent Application Before Market Evaluation?

This is an age old question that is really the patent/invention equivalent of which came first, the chicken or the egg. Moving forward with a patent …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 13

The Benefits of a Provisional Patent Application

Like any other patent application, a provisional patent application is effective to stop the clock relative to so-called statutory bars and immediately upon filing a provisional patent …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 45

Applying for a Patent in the U.S.

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. …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 10