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Mon, 18 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400Patent is elite rights to a creator or their assignee for a limited period of time. The process of granting patents and the extent of exclusive rights vary between countries. A patent application is for the allowance of a patent and claim by that request. Many don't seem to be clear concerning the face of what is patent. Patent may be a set of elite rights decided by a state to a creator or their assignee for a restricted amount of your time in exchange for the general public disclosure of an invention.
Sat, 21 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400I just finished filing a provisional patent application online. It was pretty easy and it cost a total of $110. Here are the step by step instructions on how to file a provisional patent application online. A provisional patent application must be followed within one year by a real patent application that refers back to it, or it will simply cease to exist. I recently purchased a book about how to patent ones own inventions, and I decided to do this provisional patent myself online. If you are inexperienced in the field of patents and would like to know more about them I would recommend that you get one of the many good books available and read it.
Sun, 01 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400A patent gives you the right to stop others from using, making, or selling your invention in the country issuing the patent. These rights are known as offensive rights since they allow you to take the offensive and sue an infringer.
Sun, 18 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400For those of you who are unfamiliar with patents here is a primer describing the basics of patents and answering some of the common questions that novice or newbie inventors have about patents. Let's begin with what exactly a patent is. Although most people believe a patent provides you with "protection" for your idea. Actually a patent provides you with "offensive" rights. It does not shield you from infringing other patents which would be a "defensive" right.
Sun, 18 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400For the US patent office the word "art" is used to refer to technology and previous knowledge of technology is referred to as " prior art". Prior art is the knowledge that existed prior to the date that you invented something related to that invention. According to the US patent laws, "prior art" means the state of knowledge existing or publicly available either before the date of your invention or more than one year prior to your earliest patent application date.
Sat, 17 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400I've introduced my invention, a selective asparagus harvester, to the public by putting it up on a website. Having disclosed the invention to the public starts a one year clock ticking upon which a patent, real or provisional, must be filed to retain the patent rights.
Sat, 17 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400I don't want to spend the money on a patent attorney at this time, but I also do not want to give up my patent rights. I've decided to file a Provisional Patent Application (PPA) instead. I have less than a year to file the PPA just like a Real Patent Application (RPA), but I can file the PPA myself, and then when the time comes to file the RPA I shall retain a patent attorney.
Fri, 16 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400There are actually three different kinds of patents according to the US patent and trademark office. The three types of patents are Utility patents, Design patents, and Plant patents. Utility patents are the patents most people think of when patents are brought up. Utility patents are an intellectual property right granted by the United States Government of the to inventors "to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention throughout the United States or importing the invention into the United States" for a limited time in exchange for public disclosure of the invention when the patent is granted.
Mon, 05 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400With the rise in competition and growth in world economy all company law firms have come up with their unique ideas and inventions that enables them to accompany with eve changing trends of business world. Services like patent registration, trademark renewal, copyright prosecution are some of the samples that brings them closer to business houses.
Tue, 29 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0400There is several law firms fully devoted to serve small business in every possible way. These firms cover a wide range of practices like business litigation law, exclusive rights law, intellectual property law etc. As law is a vast subject, corporate law firms for small business are dedicated to different branches of laws.
Fri, 09 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400A new invention needs to be patented immediately. Whether it's a product, a device or a process, a patent gives the inventor exclusive rights of producing, using or selling it. This is necessary to stop the unauthorized production, use or sale of the invention by any other individual or organization. Patent law in the US is a highly specialized field and you need the help of experts in this matter. Learning the basics is necessary as these would help you choose the right patent attorney for you.
Sun, 21 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0400PCT - Patent Cooperation Treaty is an agreement for international cooperation to enter into the patenting process with an efficient and cost-effective way in many countries at one time. PCT is a treaty for cooperation and rationalization through which one search, examine and dissemination of the technical information in respect of PCT filing procedure. The benefit of Patent Cooperation Treaty is in the interest of the offices that have responsibility for administering it and of the users of the patent system in a very economical and effective manner.
Sat, 06 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0500Very few patents ever result in a product in the marketplace. There are plenty of reasons for this including poor marketing, the inability to manufacture at a reasonable cost, and as if often the case, lack of demand for the product.
Sat, 19 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500I filed for a new patent a few days ago. The patent is for an improved hot water delivery system for residential and commercial buildings. The new hot water delivery system is capable of providing faster than normal hot water delivery to any fixture in a home or building, and only to that fixture where the hot water is needed.
Sun, 16 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0400Inventors should review hiring a top tier patent attorney, versus filing on their own or even worse doing nothing to protect their most important asset. A patent is the property right given by the U.S Patent and Trademark Office to an inventor. It gives the inventor an exclusive right over the invention preventing others from making, using or selling the invention stated in the patent deed.
Tue, 01 Jan 2008 00:00:00 -0500Creativity and imagination is are qualities we are all born with, in some people these qualities tend to develop rather faster compared to others. Imagination has fueled our inherent desire to overcome obstacles and improve the tools we have available today, creativity on the other hand helps us create and materialize the ideas we have developed.
Tue, 01 May 2007 00:00:00 -0400This article is for non-practitioners seeking to familiarize themselves with the basics of patent law. It is Part I of a four part series consisting of an overview of the different types of patents, and patentability requirements. Parts II, III and IV will follow in biweekly installments, and will address Utility Patents, Design Patents, and Plant Patents, respectively.
Sat, 10 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0500This article details the results of a recent survey conducted by the National Institute for Patient Rights of the top ten most violated patient rights. Despite billions spent on advanced medical technologies, patients continue daily to experience the violation of their most fundamental rights.
Tue, 20 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0500A patent is a document issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office located in Arlington, Virginia, that grants to an inventor the legally enforceable right to exclude others from making, selling, distributing or using an invention in the U.S. territory.
Wed, 14 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0500According to the law, only the inventor may apply for a patent, with certain exceptions. If a person who is not the inventor should apply for a patent, the patent, if granted, would be invalid. Further, the person who falsely states that he/she is the inventor in the Declaration or Oath which is submitted with the application would also be subject to criminal penalties.
Thu, 03 Aug 2006 00:00:00 -0400One of the first things to do when you have an idea is to write it down. Documentation is the most important step you can make to in securing future rights to your idea. The documentation needs to be in a tight bound or engineering type notebook. These are like a basic school notebook that pages cannot be added. It's also a good idea to get a notebook that it's also difficult and noticeable if any pages are removed.
Tue, 01 Aug 2006 00:00:00 -0400Once you have your product developed it's time to decide if a patent is worth the trouble. Although in theory, all good ideas should be protected by a patent. Consider the protection however as only the right to allow you to claim the technology, product or ideas as your own. YOU get to do all the protecting. So if you develop a product then someone steals the idea and goes into competition with you, you have the right to sue and defend your patent rights.
Sat, 29 Jul 2006 00:00:00 -0400The value of freedom in a country is priceless. If one country has freedom of speech and thought then they are sure to have a bright future ahead of them. How so? If a society has freedom of thought then they are free to explore their interests or whatever else that may pique their curiosity, which could eventually lead them to great knowledge and amazing discoveries.
Wed, 19 Jul 2006 00:00:00 -0400Do you have an invention that has been burrowing away in your mind for years? Do you think it could make you real money, but you lack the financial ability to do anything about it at the moment? If you do, you might want to consider applying for a patent.
Mon, 17 Jul 2006 00:00:00 -0400If you've created something unique and something you believe to be marketable the subject of patents should be of immense interest to you. Without a patent your idea could be stolen from you. With a patent in place the concept, and its financial rewards, are yours for a minimum of 17 and a maximum of 20 years.