Posts Tagged: utility requirement

Understanding the Patent Law Utility Requirement

In order for a patent applicant to satisfy the utility requirement the claimed invention must be “useful” for some purpose either explicitly or implicitly. Utility problems normally …
By Gene Quinn
12 months ago 3

Patentability Overview: When can an Invention be Patented?

Unfortunately, the patentability requirements are frequently misunderstood, including by the United States Supreme Court. For many who are not well versed in patent law one of the …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 4

The Law of Recipes: Are Recipes Patentable?

In most cases the typical recipe for a "killer Margarita" or "the best barbeque sauce ever" will not be patentable, but the only way to know for …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 16

The Patent Law of Perpetual Motion

The reality is that science fact and science fiction are dictated based on currently accepted understandings, whether they be true or not. As impossible as something sounds, …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 19

The Constitutional Underpinnings of Patent Law

The United States Constitution grants to the Congress the power to grant patents; this power residing in the Congress is found in Article I, Section 8, Clause 8. Unlike …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 8

Business Methods: Concrete & Tangible Description a Must

In order to have a patentable business method it is necessary for the invention to accomplish some practical application. In other words, in order for a business …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 13

Obscure Patent: Disposable Rainwear

Disposable rainwear US Patent No. 6,658,665 Issued December 9, 2003 I have not been doing as many obscure patents as I once did, but I have been increasingly hearing from …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 6

Intrigue Continues Over Michael Jackson Patent

Earlier today National Public Radio did a brief segment on Morning Edition regarding Michael Jackson the Inventor and the unique patent that covered the creation of an …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 7