Posts Tagged: improvement patent


Why it is unnecessary to open the patent system

Chien argues that it is impossible for someone to donate their technology without fearing that another will get a patent on it and defeat the well-meaning donation …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 59

The Successful Inventor: Patenting Improvements

Perhaps Edison’s most famous invention was the light-bulb. Truth be told, however, Edison didn’t really “invent” the light-bulb. Edison significantly improved upon the technology by …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 0

Improvements: Learning with the Hitch Mounted Toilet Seat

By far, most inventions are improvements upon other known devices or solutions. In fact, whenever I teach patent law courses I tell students that in their career …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 9

Inventing Advice: How to Improve Upon a Product

There are always trade-offs in design work. Design features often conflict. For example, a big heavy vehicle is usually safer but the gas mileage is lower. But …
By Andre Nel
11 years ago 0

Improvement Patents & Inventions

By far, most inventions are improvements upon other known devices or solutions. Even Thomas Edison, the most prolific inventor in US history, rarely came up with pioneering …
By Gene Quinn
13 years ago 4