Patent

What to Do When Your Patent Application Has Been Rejected

There are many reasons for patent rejection and in some cases it’s a simple matter of requiring more documentation or a better explanation of your work. However, there may be more complex matters causing your patent rejection that require the help of a California patent attorney. Patent Rejection and Patent Appeals When faced with a…

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Understanding the International Patent Cooperation Treaty

When applying locally for a patent you are given protection in the Contracting State in which the patent is approved. The protection afforded by your patent is valid in that Contracting State only, leaving your intellectual property vulnerable to unauthorized use in other countries. The International Patent Cooperation Treaty was created to provide patent protection…

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U.S. Patent Laws and Statutes

Under U.S. patent law, a patent gives you the sole property rights to make, use, or sell an invention. This applies to all businesses, entities, and individuals who receive patents nationwide. The purpose of this is to prevent anyone from infringing on the rights to your property. While these rights may be considered a monopoly…

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How to License a Patent for the Marketplace

Holding the patent on a highly sought-after invention or process can be a gold mine for successful inventors. However, a patent won’t generate any wealth for you without proper patent licensing to a manufacturer or business. The Patent Licensing Process The first step in patent licensing is to obtain the initial patent. This is a…

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What constitutes patent infringement?

The purpose of filing a patent is to claim ownership of your invention or process so that you can control its use. Unfortunately, in many instances, others neglect to give proper due to the patent holder and illegally use their patented materials for their own purposes. The arguments on patent infringement can run for years…

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What You Need to Know About Utility Patents

Before filing for your utility patent in San Diego, there are some basic things you need know about U.S. patent law. First of all, your non-provisional utility patent application must meet several specifications such as: The application must be submitted in English, or accompanied by an accurate English translation; All papers which are to become…

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How to Determine if Your Invention is Patentable

Before beginning the lengthy process of filing for a U.S. patent in Los Angeles County, you should first make sure that your invention is patentable. To do this you’ll need to carefully review U.S. patent law. Patent law states that any person who “invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition…

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What You Need to Know About Design Patents

A design patent protects anyone who has invented a “new and non-obvious” design for a manufactured article. This gives intellectual property rights for the appearance of the article, but not for its structure, function or composition like a utility patent would. However, both a design and utility patent can be acquired for your invention if…

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What Does a U.S. Patent Cover?

A U.S. patent is a grant of property rights for an invention,which is given by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). If you receive a patent, it will prohibit anyone else from making, using, or selling your invention in the U.S. nationwide. Under U.S. patent law, only the patent holder retains these exclusive rights.…

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Should I hire a local or national patent attorney?

The decision to hire a patent attorney is different from hiring an attorney for other reasons like personal injury or divorce. While those sort of cases are best handled by a local attorney because of state or even county-specific laws, patent law is national. Therefore, you must weigh your options and determine your own personal…

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