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Ready With Your IP Application Filing - Consider These Three Parameters

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:13:58 -0500

As an inventor, you hold the right to enjoy all the benefits of what you have invented and obtaining a patent can provide you the legal protection for that. Since the US patent law changed to first-to-file system from first-to-invent in 2013, so you need to be very quick in IP application filing. Before you hire a patent agent to prepare the required documents for the process, you should do homework; what are the key features of your invention, how to monetize it, market research to analyze customers' needs, competitors' activities, etc.

FTO Analysis - Check If Your Product Is Infringing Someone's Patent

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:11:09 -0500

FTO Analysis helps determine if you are free to launch a product/service in a country/region without doing any IP infringement. It provides complete details about patented technologies similar to that of your product.

My Idea Is Already Patented - What To Do Now?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:58:49 -0600

If you found patents on your idea, don't worry as there are minimum chances that the idea is properly utilized. May be the patents are inactive or expired. May be there is no claim in the market areas you want to target. May be the IP holders failed to design/implement the right intellectual property strategies. Whatever the case, you have the opportunity to help people solve their problems using what you have discovered.

Benefits of Doing Market Analysis With Patentability Search

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:53:45 -0600

Market analysis with patentability search is advantageous over the normal patentability. You can have better understanding of the existing products running using technologies identical to your technology, their performance in the market, active players, market requirements, etc. Using this information, you can strategize your R&D operations, invent useful, novel technologies, obtain valuable patents, and earn a lot of money.

How Can You Protect Your Mobile App Idea?

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 15:27:43 -0500

How can You Protect Your Mobile App Idea? If you have an exciting idea for a new mobile app, but are new to the world of mobile app development, you may make the common mistake of thinking least about the thing you should be most concerned about-protecting your idea. The instant your brilliant mobile app idea comes to you is the time for you to start protecting it. Here are some tips, gleaned from our years of experience working with startups, that you should consider

General Rules for Patent Drawing

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 15:27:12 -0600

Patent drawing is important when it comes to getting approval for your invention, however, there are certain rules that we need to follow while making patent illustration. This article is all about underlining those rules.

Patent Infringement - Considerations in Determining If There Is Infringement

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 08:45:01 -0500

Protecting inventions can be the key to a successful business. This article provides guidance on evaluating whether to instigate a patent infringement claim.

20 Things You Need To Know About Software Patents

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:43:24 -0500

On July 31, 1790, Samuel Hopkins was issued the first patent for a process of making potash, an ingredient used in fertilizer. President George Washington signed the patent. Since that day more than 6 million patents have been issued.

India: Patent Highlights of 2014

Fri, 06 Feb 2015 13:09:49 -0600

The year 2014 turned many of our established patent principles on their head and unlike previous years some astounding judgments came from High Courts around the country not just from Delhi. In the beginning of the year, we had Judge Ramasubramaniam, defining various provisions of the Indian Patents Act and laying down principles on how a patent trial should be conducted and what evidence is required for a patentee in a Patentinfringement suit to establish infringement of a patent. Not many people realized, even in the legal fraternity, that this was a judgment after full trial in a suit...

How to Patent an Invention to Best Protect Your Intellectual Property

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:04:55 -0600

Anyone who wants to secure exclusive rights to sell, produce, and use an invention that he created for a certain number of years must first secure a patent. A patent is a very specific type of document that contains the complete details of the terms and conditions set by the government so that the inventor can take full possession of the invention. The contents of the document also offer the holder of the patent the right to be compensated should other people or organizations infringe on the patent in any way.

First Step Toward Patenting Your Invention: The Search

Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:38:33 -0500

Learn what the first steps are to obtaining a patent on your invention. This article discusses several steps you can take on your own before deciding to retain a patent agent or attorney to take your invention further.

Investing in Patents: A Four-Point Checklist

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:13:29 -0500

The existence of meaningful patent rights has emerged as a major, if not pivotal, line of inquiry for entities considering investing in either an established business or a start-up company. This inquiry, or "due diligence," evaluates the breadth of the market exclusivity offered by a patent and probes for defects in the patent's history that can be exploited by competitors. The information obtained during due diligence can play a crucial role when negotiating the terms of an investment or even whether one takes place. Therefore, the due diligence should always be done critically and systematically.

An Odd Antitrust Suit Over A Legal Monopoly

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:00:12 -0500

New York's Attorney General is outraged that drug makers use patents to boost profits. He might also want sharks to act like goldfish.

Patenting a Consumer Oriented Product - Emphasizing Function As Well As Form

Wed, 06 Aug 2014 08:10:55 -0500

Innovative consumer oriented products often have subtle, but important, physical differences over past similar products. The patent office only grants patents to those innovations that have meaningful (or "non-obvious") differences over past product designs. Therefore, patent applications should describe the parts making up an innovative product and go further to describe the action or interaction of those parts. Including a discussion of functionality enhances the ability to make the case to the patent office that a particular innovation merits patent protection.

Notes on Design Vs. Utility Patents

Mon, 05 May 2014 13:42:45 -0500

A design patent does not directly protect the functional features of an invention. Thus, competitors can sometimes get by with changing the overall appearance of an otherwise patent-protected product. In contrast, a utility patent protects the functional aspects of an invention. A single utility patent can protect many different variations of products, thus becoming more economical in the long run.

"The To Do List" for Drafting IT Related Contracts

Mon, 10 Feb 2014 10:47:09 -0600

A well-drafted IT contract is an insurance policy for an IT project. Anyone involved in drafting and negotiating IT contracts should follow a certain methodology to achieve the optimum result. Of course, the methodology depends on the type of IT project and the services rendered. The drafting phase is the most appropriate time to tune the contract to the best advantage. This can save money and help to avoid further disputes when properly performed.

The Truth About Patent Trolls

Thu, 16 Jan 2014 11:01:26 -0600

A patent troll is in the field of intellectual property, and more specifically that of licensing. It is the name given to a company or an individual who uses the licensing and patent litigation as the main economic activity. The patent troll name was used in 1993 to describe companies who bring multiple patent infringement litigation cases. The term was popularized by Peter Detkin in 2001 when he worked for Intel.

Which Patent Application Form Is Best for You?

Mon, 13 Jan 2014 15:14:50 -0600

Provisional and non-provisional applications, administered by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), are two options for people wishing to protect their inventions. The provisional application has a lower price point which makes it the more economically attractive option for a first patent filing in the U.S., while providing parity between U.S. and foreign applicants under the GATT Uruguay Round Agreements.

The Facts You Should Know About Obtaining A Patent

Fri, 27 Dec 2013 13:48:32 -0600

A patent is an intellectual property right that gives the holder, not an operating right, but a right to prohibit the use by a third party of the patented invention, from a certain date and for a limited duration (generally 20 years). Some countries may at the time of registration issue a "provisional patent" and may grant a "grace period" of one year which avoids the invalidity of the patent to an inventor who disclosed his invention before filing a patent in a non-confidential basis with the advantage of allowing rapid dissemination of technical information while reserving the industrial exploitation of the invention. Depending on the country, the first "inventor" or the first "filer" has priority to the patent.

How Do I Find Out If My Invention Has Already Been Patented?

Fri, 13 Dec 2013 11:46:33 -0600

Sometimes you have an idea and can't help wondering if someone else has already had that idea too. Perhaps you've seen that great idea of yours come to fruition in the shape of a brand new invention. Yet, how do you determine if that invention has already been designed and patented by someone else? The subsequent text can help you find out if your invention has already been patented.

Is a Patent Worthwhile?

Mon, 04 Nov 2013 15:35:57 -0600

Inventors are often too quick to want to apply for a patent. As a registered patent agent I can profit from their haste. But I feel inventors need to have some understanding of the real value of their potential patent claims as they are often not nearly as strong as people they are perceived. Inventors need to understand the strengths of claims to decide if a patent is even worth investing in. If inventors want to stop competition, but can't get a strong patent, then maybe they should concentrating on developing a market presence before completion can enter the market. My goal for this newsletter is to give you insight into the written word of the patent claim so you can better analyze the information you receive from your patent agent or attorney.

The Software Patents Have a Competitive Advantage for Startup Entrepreneurs

Mon, 23 Sep 2013 16:47:00 -0500

Today, our lives have been dominated by the presence of computers in our personal and professional lives. You can find computers being used for an amount of effects like managing voting booths and even running cars. Since the advent of this machine you can see a wide range of innovations are being added in both the software and hardware of computers.

How to Apply for a Patent and Using Patent Licensing to Your Advantage

Mon, 23 Sep 2013 16:30:10 -0500

So, you have an idea that you think would make a fantastic invention, now what do you do? Before you take that idea to market and develop the invention further, it is always wise to apply for a patent. This gives you protection and allows you to continue to develop the idea without having to worry about others using it for their own purposes.

All About Design Patents

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 07:52:36 -0500

Learn what a Design Patent is all about and see that it simply seeks to protect the decorative elements are. Such as the design of a glass staircase and how it LOOKS is a design patent Steve Jobs got for the glass staircase in an upscale Apple store.

What Do Patent Attorneys Do and How Do I Find One?

Thu, 12 Sep 2013 10:28:17 -0500

Copyright and patent attorneys deal with a variety of cases pertaining to business's brands. Find out about the nuts and bolts of what they do in this article.

Feeling Out Patent Attorneys Before Hiring Them

Wed, 11 Sep 2013 15:14:02 -0500

So you have a great idea you want to protect, but don't know where to start. Pay careful attention to hiring great patent attorneys and it will be a breeze.

UK Patents to Grant Faster Than Ever Before - And More Expensively Than Ever As Well

Tue, 10 Sep 2013 11:33:11 -0500

The UK Intellectual Property Office have announced a public consultation on a new 'superfast' patent service. Under the proposed system, a patent could be granted as quickly as 90 days from filing, as long as the applicant is prepared to stomach an additional fee...

Amendment - Changing a Patent Application After Filing

Fri, 06 Sep 2013 11:30:16 -0500

When a patent application is written by an attorney, it is carefully crafted to claim something novel and inventive which still provides broad protection. So, after going to all that trouble, why would anyone then want to change the application later?

How a Patent Application Is Drafted

Thu, 05 Sep 2013 10:56:23 -0500

A patent specification can be a daunting document for the uninitiated, which is why you should always use a professional attorney to draft one! However, it is vital that patent specifications are reviewed by inventors before they are filed, to ensure that the invention has been correctly understood. In turn, it helps if the inventor is able to understand what the attorney has written, and why.

Entitlement to a Patent

Thu, 05 Sep 2013 10:50:43 -0500

Only an entitled person may be granted a patent to an invention. In other words, the proprietor of a patent must either be the inventor, or must have somehow acquired the right to the patent from the inventor. Where a patent application is made in the name of someone who is not the inventor, it is important to identify precisely how the applicant has become entitled.

UK Patent = 17% Tax Saving, But Any Other Benefits?

Thu, 29 Aug 2013 08:02:39 -0500

We are all now well aware of the company tax savings afforded to UK incorporated companies using the Patent Box scheme introduced early 2013 by the UK Government. This will provide up to a 17% company tax saving on income received on patented product. As a further benefit, the tax saving can be applied to income received from overseas sales on that UK patented product. And it gets better: any part of the product that is UK patented, or process used to produce it, can be used to apply for the very beneficial tax relief on the whole item.

The Dangers of Cheap Patents

Thu, 29 Aug 2013 07:30:20 -0500

We are often asked by clients whether a 'quick' or rough patent application can be submitted in order to achieve a lower cost for patent pending status than undertaking a 'full' or complete patent. Just to clarify, a quick or rough patent application is also sometimes called a Provisional patent application, and may be a brief summary of your invention.

Hire a Patent Attorney to Secure Your Innovative Invention and Profit From It

Thu, 22 Aug 2013 09:29:58 -0500

When the US Constitution was being drafted by the leading lights of the day, many of whom were legal eagles, they realized early on the critical need of safeguarding the interests of the individuals who invented pioneering products. Consequently, they made provisions for ratifying patent legislation that would not only encourage inventors to conceive innovative products and come up with ground-breaking ideas but secure their right to capitalist from their inventions.

Introduction to Patents

Mon, 12 Aug 2013 11:26:16 -0500

What is a Patent? A patent refers to a bundle of legal rights that allows a patent owner to exclude others from practicing an invention. Those rights include the right to exclude others from making, selling, offering to sell, and importing an invention.

Protect Your Inventions With A Patent

Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:40:11 -0500

More and more, our modern world is becoming affected by creators, innovators, and game changers who are looking at the universe around us through a unique lens and creating some of the most interesting and exciting products and services humanity has ever seen. However, at the exact same time, fewer and fewer people are taking advantage of the full weight of the US government when it comes to protecting patent applications and patents that have been applied to intellectual properties - simply because they don't understand all of the nuances of the rules and regulations the way that a qualified patent attorney does.

Sample of How to Respond to a 35 USC 112, Second Paragraph Rejection

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 13:43:05 -0500

35 U.S.C. 112, second paragraph rejections may be issued for various reasons such as the claims are not precise, clear, correct, ambiguous, have grammatical errors, the claims contradict themselves and/or the specification, antecedent basis, etc.

How Can I Determine If a Patent Is Expired?

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 13:32:28 -0500

Applications that are granted as patents, may give the patent holder protection for 20 years from the date the patent was filed. Accordingly, if a start-up filed a patent application on Jan 1, 2000 they can have patent protection up until Jan 1, 2020, when the patent will expire. However, patents and patent applications themselves can expire or be abandoned before their full term expires.

Finding the Right Patent Lawyer for Your Needs

Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:23:56 -0500

When you have an invention, idea, or product that needs to be reliably put under a patent, the process can be both long and complicated. The results of not doing the patent processes properly can be devastating. Your ideas, inventions, or products are likely the sum of years of your hard work, and to lose the patent to inexperience or failure to fill out the correct forms can be devastating.

What Is a Divisional Patent Application?

Fri, 31 May 2013 12:37:13 -0500

A divisional application is a type of continuing patent application that claims an invention which was divided out of an earlier application. It offers a solution to the proscription against multiple inventions be claimed in one patent. The article explains what a divisional application is, how it is filed, and how it is examined.

Don't Be Stupid When It Comes to Getting Patent and Trademark Advice

Sun, 05 May 2013 17:52:54 -0500

The other day I was talking to one of the local patent and trademark attorney's in our area. Even though I've been through the process a time or two in my life, it's amazing how many new changes have been made, and how the US has now aligned itself with much of the rest of the world when it comes to patents. Further, it is amazing how many misconceptions are out there when it comes to patent law. Yes, let's talk about all this shall we?

Prior Art Search: Its Significance in Protecting Intellectual Property

Mon, 29 Apr 2013 10:52:57 -0500

Prior Art Search is a way to search documents pertaining to an invention in question. In patent law, if an earlier invention is described as prior art, a new patent on that invention is considered invalid.

Patent Law Misconceptions

Mon, 01 Apr 2013 10:02:35 -0500

There are several patent law misconceptions and mistaken beliefs that may cost an inventor her invention. This article addresses those misconceptions and explains how to avoid those pesky mistakes.

Proposed Tougher Approach to Examination for Utility Model and Design Patent Applications in China

Thu, 28 Mar 2013 13:57:31 -0500

Proposed tougher approach to substantive examination for Utility Model and Design Patent Applications in China. In a bid to improve the quality of Utility Models and Design Patents granted in China, the Chinese State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) has put forward proposals to impose tougher examination requirements for Chinese Utility Model and Design Patent applications. Currently, a design patent (also known as a registered design in Europe) application in China does not undergo substantive examination. This means that, although the Chinese Patent Law requires a design to be new and distinctly different from any one of the existing designs known anywhere in the world, in practise, a Chinese Examiner does not conduct any searching during examination of the design application. Based on the current Examination Guidelines, the Examiner is only required to examine the application based on the application details and what is considered to be common knowledge of a general consumer.

The Art of Filing Bogus Algorithmic Patents Considered - A New Strategy?

Tue, 19 Mar 2013 08:40:49 -0500

Not long ago, I was talking to an individual who came out with a really good algorithm to solve a certain problem. He knows that he has to get a patent for the algorithm, but he is worried that once he puts out the algorithm that others will merely steal it, and not pay him the royalties or license that algorithm from him. In other words he won't get paid for all the years of research in creating it, refining it, and making sure that it works. That's too bad, but he reiterated to me that he has a strategy in mind.

Patent Infringement

Mon, 04 Mar 2013 13:42:17 -0600

If you have a granted patent, and yet somebody is using your invention, then that person is infringing your patent and you are entitled to take Court action to stop them. Here, we explain exactly what constitutes infringement. Firstly, it is important to understand that patents are territorial rights. A UK patent can be used to prevent infringement only in the United Kingdom. If you wish to protect your invention elsewhere, you will need to file corresponding applications for foreign patents - possibly including applications for regional rights such as a European patent.

Help for Inventors

Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:58:44 -0600

Back in 1999, I approached my father about harnessing energy on my bicycle. Obviously we already knew about dynamos which were popular in the 1970's but my dad was to come up with something better. The design he thought of has since become manufactured but unfortunately someone else came up with the right people to fund the patent.

Is a Patent Attorney Required for Filing a Patent Application?

Mon, 07 Jan 2013 13:36:32 -0600

Inventors often make a mistake submitting the patent registration application without the help of a professional patent attorney. This article describes the disadvantages of it in the Indian context.

What Is a Continuation in Part Patent Application?

Thu, 29 Nov 2012 11:08:24 -0600

A continuation in part ("CIP") patent application is an application that continues from a previously-filed application and adds new subject matter to that application in a way that would not be allowed with other types of continuing patent applications. This article describes some of the considerations, benefits, and drawbacks involved in a CIP.

Excluded Subject Matter

Mon, 26 Nov 2012 13:16:43 -0600

Most people know that patents protect inventions. But what exactly is an invention? This question is not precisely answered by the law. Traditionally, inventions have been seen as technical contributions to the sum of human knowledge, but this leads to an equally difficult question: "what is technical?" In practice, any product or process is usually considered to be suitable subject matter for a patent unless it is specifically excluded from protection. Although the Patents Act does leave open the possibility of further unmentioned exclusions, this has rarely been relevant in practice. The various exclusions from patentability are set out below. Note that each exclusion only applies to the extent that an application relates to excluded subject matter "as such". That is to say, an invention is not excluded simply because it includes an element which is not patentable.

Best Practices In Validity Or Invalidity Search

Mon, 26 Nov 2012 12:32:42 -0600

When granting a patent, each and every claim is assumed to be valid. But the patent office can claim errors by looking the best prior art. Invalidity search is usually conducted in such situations.

Criteria for Patent Protection

Fri, 23 Nov 2012 10:32:32 -0600

If you have a great idea, you'll want to protect it. But what exactly are the criteria for patent protection? Patents protect new inventions. They are intended to reward inventors by providing a monopoly over commercial exploitation of the invention for a limited period. In return, the inventor is expected to fully disclose the invention so that it is available for all to use after the patent expires. Certain types of subject-matter are specifically excluded from the possibility of patent protection. Examples include computer programs, business methods, and methods of surgery. Excluded subject matter is more fully explained in a separate article. Assuming your invention does not fall into one of the excluded categories, a patent can be granted for an invention which is novel, involves an inventive step, and is industrially applicable.

Getting The Best Out Of Your Compromise Calculation

Fri, 16 Nov 2012 16:14:45 -0600

You may see it happening to your colleagues and there is a chance it can happy to you. There are many reasons a company will offer you a compromise agreement. It could be to insulate themselves from future legal cases, it could be to let go of a redundant employee or it even could be to let go of an employee who is not performing well.

Getting The Best Compromise Deal

Fri, 16 Nov 2012 16:10:07 -0600

Compromise agreements are made use of in an office to resolve workplace issues. It involves a compensation exchanging hands where the minimum payment is in the range of...

Securing a Patent Is the First Step in Realizing a Return for Your IP Invention

Fri, 02 Nov 2012 12:37:03 -0500

A patent for your invention ensures you have "the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling" the invention in the United States or importing the invention into the United States," according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Granted for new inventions, patents are also granted for improvements on existing patents, including the invention itself or the design of a new invention.

Five Changes to Patent Law Every C-Level Decision Maker Should Consider

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:23:24 -0500

On September 16, 2012, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) was signed into law, ushering in a wave of reforms to the current U.S. patent system. It is important to understand how changes to both patent prosecution and litigation may affect business operations going forward. This article addresses five of the major changes that companies and their decision-makers should consider as a result of this change to U.S. patent law.

Essential Elements of Patentability

Mon, 15 Oct 2012 15:24:40 -0500

The present article deals with the important elements for patentability (i.e. novelty, inventive step and capable of industrial application) which are highly necessary during the prosecution stage and in order to obtain a patent. Also it gives insight regarding the various aspects considered by patent offices during examination of a patent application.

Confidentiality Agreement: Can I Protect My Idea With an Agreement?

Wed, 10 Oct 2012 15:17:58 -0500

There are a number of common scenarios where a person will want to protect an idea or other confidential information that they share with another person. This can be done relatively easily by using a confidentiality agreement. By using this type of agreement, the person who has information disclosed to them can be legally prevented from sharing that information in most circumstances and you may be able to seek compensation for any loss as a result of their breach.

Tips for Patentability Searching

Fri, 05 Oct 2012 15:38:13 -0500

Persons new to filing patent applications often have basic questions regarding patent searches. Should an inventor do a patent search? Is a patent search required? Does it matter when a patent search is done? What happens when nothing is found? What should be done when the inventor finds out that the invention is not patentable?

4 Tips to Help You Decide Whether to File a Provisional Patent Application

Thu, 27 Sep 2012 13:51:42 -0500

A full-blown patent application can be expensive, but filing a provisional patent is cheap and gives you a chance to test the commercial viability of your idea. But how do you know if you should file a provisional patent?

Tips for Inventors Who Have a Prototype But Can't Draw

Wed, 19 Sep 2012 14:56:07 -0500

Patent applications require drawings of an invention to be successfully completed. But imagine you're filing for a patent and you've got a prototype, but you can't draw? There are a couple of ideas you can try to get around your problem: photograph your work, trace a photo, or use a computer.

How To Choose The Best Patent Attorney

Wed, 12 Sep 2012 15:51:58 -0500

Are you looking for an experienced patent attorney? If so, then you need to keep some pointers in mind before you hire someone. You should get all the facts and information before you invest your money. Making the right decision is quite essential because the right patent attorney will help you win your case. You should check for reliability, the work ethic, and the previous skills that the attorney has before you hire him/her for the job.

How to File a Provisional Patent Application

Wed, 05 Sep 2012 16:02:12 -0500

Filing a provisional patent application allows you to secure your place in the patent industry. Whether your patent is in its rudimentary or final stage, it is essential that you take the necessary steps to safeguard your intellectual property.

An Introductory Guide to the Copyright Law

Mon, 27 Aug 2012 12:41:59 -0500

This article aims to aid in the education of novice designers and developers by investigating the copyright law. The key features in the law are presented alongside analysis and evaluation.

Unitary Patent System

Thu, 16 Aug 2012 10:35:00 -0500

Until now, the long awaited Unitary Patent System, along with the proposed centralised European patent litigation system seemed like something of a distant reality. However, a number of recent developments have seen the System take one step closer to being brought into effect, and it is hoped that the first unitary patent will be registered in 2014.

Inventors Design Help

Fri, 03 Aug 2012 10:39:20 -0500

Online Patent Design Companies Patent design companies perform the act of creating patent drawings, and patent blueprints for inventors who are going through the tedious tasks of submitting a patent. The majority of inventors are clueless when it comes to designing inventions, and don't know where to start so they turn to one of the online invention design services to help them.

Patent Design Help

Fri, 03 Aug 2012 10:35:21 -0500

Most invention design services can be found online by simply searching Google, Yahoo, MSN, or Bing. These services should be able to provide the inventor with all the necessary designs to go from concept all the way to completion with manufacturing. If the invention design service you find doesn't provide all the necessary task you seek find another. Some of these invention and patent design services do everything you can possibly imagine including branding, logo design, website design, search engine optimization, graphic design, product marketing, and anything else to help a new invention get launched properly for their intended market. Failing to find the right invention design service can be devastating, costly, and cause a huge headache. Why go from one design service to another when a single invention design service can satisfy all your invention and prototyping needs. Food for thought, do your research and the patent process can go extremely smooth if you make the right decisions.

What Is the Best Patent Strategy?

Fri, 27 Jul 2012 15:23:42 -0500

If you have an invention and wish to obtain protection, what should your strategy be? The easy answer might be to obtain as many good patents as possible, in any and all countries where your invention might be of commercial value. But in reality the scope of protection sought must be balanced against the cost of obtaining it, taking into account the level of profit which can be expected from the invention. From the individual inventor to the multinational company, everybody is seeking good value for money.

I Have a Great Idea, A New Invention, What Should I Do Next?

Thu, 26 Jul 2012 15:15:30 -0500

Well, as the coordinator for a think tank which happens to operate online, entrepreneurs are coming to me all the time and asking me about how to sell their great new invention or product. Or, maybe they haven't even got to the development or prototype phase yet, but they have a great idea, it's a new innovation that no one else has thought of, and they would like to bring it into reality, and either make royalties off the sales, manufacture the product themselves, or sell the idea to a larger corporation for a whole bunch of money. Yes, this is the inventor's dilemma, what to do next.

Accelerated Examination for Patent Applications in China

Wed, 25 Jul 2012 11:27:34 -0500

The State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) has introduced a fast track system for the examination procedure of patent applications in China. The Administrative Measures (in Chinese), issued on 19 June 2012, will come into effect on 1 August 2012, allowing for prioritized examination of certain types of invention patents.

Understanding the "Without Prejudice" Marking

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 14:19:31 -0500

Correspondence between parties in dispute is often marked "without prejudice", but what does this actually mean? A patent, registered or unregistered design, copyright, or trademark is a legal right which can be used in Court to prevent another person from taking advantage of your intellectual creation.

5 Tips For Claims Writing

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 10:54:03 -0500

Claim writing is an art. How we write the claims part in a patent application, it really matters in providing legal protection and scope of invention to the inventors. Some important instructions or tips should keep in mind to improve the quality of claims writing.

Understanding a Patent License

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 09:22:45 -0500

A patent license is a redirection of rights that an individual or organization may agree to usually in consideration of some sort of payment. By using the phrase 'patent', what is usually licensed is an application or actual grant. The application may be a provisional application or a more traditional non-provisional application.

Tips For Writing Smart Specifications During Patent Drafting

Tue, 17 Jul 2012 08:29:43 -0500

A smart patent drafting is always economically beneficial to the inventor. Because, future insights for scope of invention are solely depend upon the quality of patent drafting. Patent drafting should be done in a clever and systematic way so that it can cover a large IP exclusive area through a broad scope of protection.

How to Make Patent Invalidation More Effective

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 12:42:18 -0500

Prior art search for patent invalidation always requires pertinent and skilled work along with the investigation of uniqueness for new accomplishment in its inventions. They can be upgraded and propped up by the utilization of some advanced creative strategies.

Intensified Methods for Resourceful Novelty Search

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 11:21:49 -0500

Today`s fast emerging innovation and technology advancements need a more effective novelty search for their new inventions. Therefore, it really requires that novelty seekers have to use some best and efficient methods for their profession. Some of these methods, that we have discussed here, are ultimately help in making more preeminent novelty searches.

Key Steps for Patent Landscaping Analysis

Thu, 12 Jul 2012 11:26:10 -0500

A good patent landscaping report needs more efficient and systematic work. For a comprehensive study (or analysis), your working steps should be well-balanced and co-ordinated by adjacent steps. Each step should be done properly.

New Simplified Process of Filing of PCT National Phase Applications in India

Thu, 05 Jul 2012 13:56:14 -0500

The Indian Patent office has published public notice CG/ Public Notice/ PO/2012/15 dated July 2, 2012, whereby the Patent office has simplified process of filing of PCT national phase Applications in India. These instructions would come into force from July 6, 2012 and would do away the redundant process of filing multiple documents that are invariably available on records of the IB of WIPO. This will also reduce errors in data entry to obviate need for corrections in PCT national phase applications filed in India.

Tips on Patent Applications for Computer Readable Media

Fri, 29 Jun 2012 15:57:56 -0500

Many patent applications have been filed aimed at protecting inventions involving computers. Often the patent claims describe using disc drives or other media for storing data. A common name for data storage devices (such as hard disks, floppy disks, USB drive, DVD, CD, media cards, and so on) has been "computer readable media.

Experienced and Inexperienced Patent Attorneys: Which One to Choose?

Fri, 22 Jun 2012 15:42:40 -0500

As an inventor, you probably have spent years working on something unique and valuable. Now, this is the time to obtain a patent for your invention before someone else claims it as his work. The entire process to obtain a patent can be complicated but fortunately, there are patent attorneys to help you.

Choosing a Patent Attorney: How to Protect Your Invention

Fri, 22 Jun 2012 09:18:59 -0500

A patent is basically a contract proposed to the government to request a monopoly of a particular invention. It is used to exclude any other parties from selling, making, offering for sale, or use of your invention without your permission. If you are serious in protecting the intellectual property of your invention, you will need the help of a patent attorney prior to submitting your application.

US Patent Liability Based on Foreign Sales or Manufacturing

Fri, 08 Jun 2012 16:39:34 -0500

Can a Taiwan company that manufactures products in China and delivers them in Hong Kong, pursuant to contracts signed in Taipei, be held liable for infringing U.S. patents based on those transactions, even if it never imports the goods to or does business in the U.S.? Surprisingly, yes. This article will briefly discuss the extraterritoriality of U.S. patent law.

Patent Law Changes in Australia

Tue, 29 May 2012 14:54:31 -0500

The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act has passed into law in Australia, with most provisions coming into effect on 15 April 2013. This brings major changes to the patent law in Australia, with the aim of better aligning patent practice in Australia with other jurisdictions. Below are some of the important changes that may affect your pending or future Australian patent application.

What You Need to Know About Your Legal Translation Services Provider?

Thu, 17 May 2012 07:47:13 -0500

Sensitive documents like legal documents should be entrusted to professionals for whatever services you need. They can guarantee good service and confidentiality. You might regret choosing a less reputable company just to save some money.

Why Is Legal Document Translation Expensive?

Tue, 01 May 2012 14:37:49 -0500

Legal document translation is expensive for a number of reasons. Be wary of companies that are charging cheaply for legal document translation service.

What To Look for in a Legal Translation Services Provider?

Tue, 01 May 2012 10:03:09 -0500

Important documents pertaining to your work should be entrusted to reliable translation services provider. The satisfaction that you will get from the service of qualified professionals will be worth it in the end.

Provisional Patent Applications for Entrepreneurial Pivots

Mon, 30 Apr 2012 11:14:10 -0500

Successful new ventures almost always pivot - modify their original value proposition to more closely meet developing market requirements. Because pivots are inevitable, and frequent, the inventive iterations along the way are best protected with flash provisional patent applications.

It Is Best to Hire a Certified Translation Services Provider for Your Important Translation Needs

Thu, 26 Apr 2012 14:25:09 -0500

Important matters should be handled by certified professionals especially if it pertains to documents that needs to be translated. Trusting only certified translation service provider for your important documents is the only way to ensure quality output.

Technology Landscape of Indian Patent Filings (2005-2010)

Tue, 24 Apr 2012 13:55:10 -0500

This article provides information on patent applications filed in various fields of technology in India. Analysis of patent related data is considered to be a vital method of assessing various aspects of technology change. The count of patents is one gauge of a country's inventive activity and also shows its capability to exploit knowledge and transform it into potential monetary gains.

How to Select the Right Company to Provide You With Document Translation Services for Your Needs?

Tue, 24 Apr 2012 13:02:33 -0500

There are technical and regular documents, knowing what type of documents you have can help you choose the right company to handle the translations for you. The method of translating technical documents varies to the methods used in translating regular ones. Knowing the system or the methods used by the company can help you choose the best one suited for you.

What to Look for in a Patent Translation Company?

Tue, 24 Apr 2012 08:13:07 -0500

Choosing the right patent translation company to handle your patent application for you can be tricky. There are lots of companies that are preaching to be efficient and excellent in the service that they provide. You must know what to look for to be able to weed out those that are not what they seem to be.

Valid Software Patents

Fri, 20 Apr 2012 12:48:06 -0500

All inventions are based on fundamental abstract ideas and laws of nature. For a software invention to be patentable as a software patent, it must apply abstract ideas and natural laws rather than merely express those ideas and laws.

What Is Patent Translation and Why It Is Important?

Fri, 20 Apr 2012 11:24:12 -0500

Patent translation is an important part of patent application. In order for your patent to be approved it must first undergo patent translation.

How to Select a Patent Translation Service Company?

Fri, 20 Apr 2012 10:51:38 -0500

If you are applying for a patent, you need to translate your document to a different language as a requirement during patent application. This type of service are being offered by translation service companies. Make sure to hire the right one in order to increase the possibility of approval.

Choosing the Right Patent Lawyer

Thu, 19 Apr 2012 13:44:07 -0500

The failure happens all the time in these cases when you haven't a person of knowledge like a patent attorney. If you are in trouble to finding the best patent attorney then you can try with a consultation of an Online Patent Attorney.

How to Get an Affordable and Precise Document Translation?

Thu, 19 Apr 2012 12:56:55 -0500

Precise and affordable document translation can be hard to find. Some company offers affordable service but their quality is questionable. It is better to pay a little more and be sure of the accuracy of the translation.

What to Do With Your Great Idea - Should You Trademark, Copyright or Patent?

Tue, 17 Apr 2012 15:44:01 -0500

There are clear differences in trademarks, copyrights and patents. Before you begin the application process, decide what it is you want to protect, and what category it falls within. And, most importantly, do not delay! Concept or reality, published or unpublished - your work is not legally yours until it is protected! Here is where an attorney skilled in intellectual property can help protect what is yours. Your creative abilities are your source of income. Ensure that your ideas and creativity are legally protected by working with an attorney who has the experience and expertise to keep your ideas and creativity making money for you!

Can You Patent An Idea? An Important Question Which Needed to Be Answered

Fri, 13 Apr 2012 10:59:29 -0500

Patents are the legal rights provided by the government to an individual for an innovative product or idea which can be transmitted or transformed into a money raising strategy or could be beneficial for the development of economy. however there is one most important question which is needed to be answered. "can you patent an idea". i just explain this in article.

5 Things to Look for Translation Patent

Thu, 12 Apr 2012 15:13:39 -0500

After your business passed through the potential patent translation service providers, groups of patent attorneys and agents, and specialized patent translation vendors, there are still a couple of elements that needs consideration before going down to final decision. There are 5 things that you need to consider with regards to translation of your patent. It has to do with the knowledge, cost, process, technology, and flexibility.

What Happens After You File A Patent Application?

Wed, 11 Apr 2012 08:40:22 -0500

Once you file a patent application, you can claim that you have a patent pending on your invention. You will generally get a filing receipt with a serial number for your patent application. One important thing to note with the filing receipt is your license to file a foreign patent application, which can be important if filing a PCT or an international patent application is part of your plan.

When To Hire A Patent Attorney

Tue, 10 Apr 2012 10:47:49 -0500

After creating something new there are a few more things that must be done. The first is to hire a patent attorney to get the product legal.