Posts Tagged: patent claim drafting


Patent Claim Drafting: Improvements and Jepson Claims

But how do you go about patenting an improvement? The first thing you must do is figure out what the advantages are over the prior art. You …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 4

Reviewing a Patent Application Drafted by an Inventor

With all of this in mind, like many others I tell inventors that if they are going to do it themselves they should consider getting a patent …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 22

An Introduction to Patent Claims

Why are we talking about this in a claims primer? There is a difference between adding what we call "new matter" and adding patent claims. New matter, …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 7

Patent Drafting Lessons: Learning from the Grappling Dummy

Such a long, detailed and narrow feature set may have been require to get a patent issued, but is the patent effort (i.e., time and cost) …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 3

USPTO to Hold California Independent Inventors Conference

If you are a serious inventor you need to go to this Conference. Last year there were inventors who came to the USPTO campus for the two-day …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 1

The Top 10 Things New Patent Practitioners Should Know

Wherever we go we always get a number of individuals who are currently in law school, have recently graduated law school or are engineers or scientists looking …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 6

Defining the Full Glory of Your Invention in a Patent Application

Unless you are claiming a perpetual motion machine, which based on our current understanding of science is understood to be impossible, you do not need to have …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 1

Drafting Patent Applications: Writing Method Claims

Method or process claims will include active steps to achieve a certain result. In method claims the transition is typically either “comprising” or “comprising the steps of.” …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 6

PTO Inventors Conference: Patent Claim Drafting for Inventors

Similarly, inventors shouldn't be rushing out to write their own patent applications and represent themselves pro se. In fact, representing yourself in a patent application is the …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 5