Patents provide you with some degree of protection, but simply holding a patent does not completely protect your invention or your investment. Patents do not protect ideas, but rather structures and methods that apply technological concepts of their ideas. In order to receive … [Read more...] about Your US Patent Could be in Risk!
There are three basic statutory "patentability" requirements. To be patentable, an invention must have utility, novelty and nonobviousness. Subject Matter and Utility The invention must fall within at least one of the four classes of statutory subject matter. Traditionally, the … [Read more...] about Patentability Requirements
The definition of a design can be as follows: the characteristics, ornamental or visual, manifested in a manufactured item. The design of the surface visual aspects cannot be separated from the item it has been applied to. It cannot exist by itself. It has to be a specific … [Read more...] about Design Patents Explained
One mistake that many inventors make is working through the patent process on their own. This usually happens after they have talked with any number of patent attorneys or patent agents and have found that the cost of patents can be quite high in this regard. Yet, what you … [Read more...] about Do Not Patent Yourself
There is no such thing as an international patent application. However, it is possible to file a Paris Convention priority application in other countries within 1 year from the filing date in the U.S. Additionally, a patent application can be filed under the Patent Cooperation … [Read more...] about International Patent Application – The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)