Posts Tagged: utility patents


A Beginner’s Guide to Patents and the Patent Process

Even when hiring a patent attorney inventors still need to be engaged in order to give the patent attorney the best information available about the invention. This …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 6

Understanding Intellectual Property Basics

Intellectual property is probably best thought of (at least in general terms) as creations of the mind that are given the legal rights often associated with real …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 2

On the Road: Bilski Examiner Interview and CNN

I spent the better part of last week in Washington, DC conducting Examiner interviews for some of my clients that have pending software patent applications. The great …
By Mark Malek
10 years ago 3

Getting Started for New Inventors

QUESTION: I am new inventor. I have a couple of products that are new .  The problem is that I have no idea where to start other than …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 4

Should Inventors Draft Patent Applications?

It is not at all uncommon for inventors to want to attempt to draft and file patent applications on their own.  This is in no small part …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 1

Describing Your Invention in a Patent Application

When you file a patent application it is always necessary to file an application that completely and clearly describes the invention so that others would be able …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 1

Trade Secrets & Patents Perfect Together

A trade secret is any valuable business information that is not generally known and is subject to reasonable efforts to preserve confidentiality. One of the world’s …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 1