Why Should You Patent Your Invention?

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A patent is a form of intellectual property right granted to an invention. It gives the inventor or patent owner exclusive rights and prevents others from manufacturing, selling, or marketing the invention. Why should I patent my invention? Patent patent your invention

Year’s ‘Best’ Inventions Show the Breadth of Today’s Creators and Speed to Marketplace – For Some

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From the drawing board to the marketplace, a broad range of imaginative new inventions are reaching people faster and wider. Amazingly, many of TIME magazine’s best inventions Continue reading.

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Patent Protection on AI Inventions

Intellectual Property Law Blog

In the following sections, we will discuss an illustrative list of subject areas that may offer patentable AI inventions. (1) In recent years, AI patent activity has exponentially increased.

Black Inventors and Their Inventions

JD Supra Law

Among these triumphs are the inventions black inventors have contributed, many of which were not recognized with a patent because the Patent Acts of 1793 and 1836 barred slaves from obtaining patents because they were not considered citizens.

What’s the invention?

Patently-O

Patent Application Publication No. 2022-0194583 (2022). Patent

The Truth About Invention Disclosures

IP.com

The post The Truth About Invention Disclosures appeared first on IP.com - IP Innovation and Analytics. How the right editing services can set you on the path to protect that IP. When you open your GPS to get directions, you must know your destination before.

Dear Patenticity: Still Inventing

JD Supra Law

Dear Patenticity, My company has several new product concepts under development right now, and some are very early in the design process. We are in a very competitive space, so we want to protect our work with patents to the extent we can.

Pioneer Inventions

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Pioneer Inventions pic.twitter.com/e5a8gA7UMx. — Dennis Crouch (@patentlyo) October 7, 2021. Patent

Ten Years of the America Invents Act: Toward a More Objective and Accurate Patent System

IP Watchdog

When the America Invents Act (AIA) was before Congress a decade ago, it was heralded as the first comprehensive patent law since the 1952 Act. Ten years’ perspective on the new law, however, shows that its changes to patent policy have been more evolution rather than revolution.

The Rise Of The Machines—When Inventions Invent

JD Supra Law

USPTO, EPO, and Precedent- As some readers may recall, the increasing efficacy and ubiquity of artificial intelligence has instigated philosophical and legal debate concerning whether an artificial intelligence may itself be considered the inventor of an innovation it has generated.

Who Invented What?

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HYPO: Human uses a corporate owned AI to generate an invention. AI's contribution would be co-inventive if it were human. Who invented? — Dennis Crouch (@patentlyo) April 19, 2022. Patent

How Popular Inventions Came to Life: Who Invented the Air Conditioner?

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Willis Carrier invented the air conditioner in 1902 and was granted a patent for the invention in 1906. Carrier’s invention was the culmination of centuries of experimentation with air, water, The post How Popular Inventions Came to Life: Who Invented the Air Conditioner?

The Corporation as an Inventive Artificial Intelligence

Patently-O

Yes, a corporation may own or license an invention and its resulting patents. But, the law persists in most nations as it has for more than 200 years that patentable inventions must begin with a human person, the inventor. In that sense, there is no “corporate invention” because corporate ownership of patent rights are derived rather than original—they stem from a transfer of property rights from human inventors who begins the chain of title.

Can Computer Systems Using Artificial Intelligence Patent their own Inventions?

JD Supra Law

Increasingly, companies are using artificial intelligence to invent new methods and products. But can a named inventor be a non-human machine under the law? . By: Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Inventing Chaos with the Moderna/NIH Dispute

IP Watchdog

Moderna and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are poised for a legal battle over inventorship of a vaccine for COVID-19. While a court may resolve the dispute over inventorship for the patent application, court review of current inventorship rules could be a slippery slope to chaos.

You Developed a New Invention – How Do You Determine if it is Patentable?

JD Supra Law

An invention developed by a business or individual inventor may have great value to that business or individual, either through the commercialization of the invention or by licensing the invention to others in return for a license fee.

Patent Protection on AI Inventions

JD Supra Law

In recent years, AI patent activity has exponentially increased. The figure below shows the volume of public AI patent applications categorized by AI component in the U.S. from 1990-2018. The eight AI components in FIG. 1 are defined in an article published in 2020 by the USPTO.

Federal Circuit Ruling Reinforces Importance of Documenting Inventions Pre-Collaboration

JD Supra Law

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently reversed an appeal of a decision granting summary judgment that an invention was reduced to practice during the term of a cooperative research and development agreement thereby granting the government a license to use the invention.

Celebrating (?) the America Invents Act: Ten Years On, Many IP Stakeholders Say it’s Time for a Second Look

IP Watchdog

During IPWatchdog LIVE 2021 in Dallas, Texas, I asked a handful of willing attendees for their thoughts on the impact of the America Invents Act (AIA) in anticipation of today, the ten-year anniversary of the day President Barack Obama signed the AIA into law.

How to Improve an Invention with IP.com

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The post How to Improve an Invention with IP.com appeared first on IP.com - IP Innovation and Analytics. New ideas—even really good ones—aren’t ready for a patent application and spot on store shelves right out of the gate. The most successful ideas aren’t actually very new at all.

AI-Generated Invention at the Federal Circuit

Patently-O

This case raises the novel legal issue of whether a patent can be obtained for an invention created by an artificial intelligence (AI) in the absence of a traditional human inventor (“AI-Generated Invention”). The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) and the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia have barred such inventions from being patented.

A Split Develops: Can Artificial Intelligence Invent Stuff?

JD Supra Law

There is a split developing in the world over whether artificial intelligence software (AI) can be listed as an inventor on a patent application. A recent U.S. district court decision illustrates the consistent position taken in the U.S.

The USPTO Again Extends the Fast Track Program for COVID-Related Inventions

IP Tech Blog

Applicants of any size can request prioritized examination using Track One examination under Rule 1.102 (e)(1) for any invention, at any time, but this requires a substantial fee ($4,200 for Large Entity; $2,100 for Small Entity).

The USIPO White Paper on Best Practices for Protecting Inventions Relating to Artificial Intelligence: A strong attempt to tailor the patentability of AI inventions in the US?

JD Supra Law

Earlier this year, the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) released its White Paper on Best Practices for Protecting Inventions Relating to Artificial Intelligence (White Paper).

Response to Request for Quote Held Commercial Offer for Sale, and Invention Invalid

JD Supra Law

In Junker v. Medical Components, Inc., the Federal Circuit held that a catheter insertion design patent was invalid because the claimed design was offered for sale more than a year before the design patent application was filed.

Restoring the America Invents Act

Patently-O

Cornyn have introduced the “Restoring the America Invents Act” designed to further address problems caused by the USPTO’s issuance of “poor-quality patents.” by Dennis Crouch. Leahy and Sen. ” Leahy Press Release. Text of the Proposal. The proposal is basically a wish list of patent-killers seeking to cancel patent rights via inter partes review. Key elements of the proposal: Removal of Discretional Denials of Institution.

Everyday IP: When were computers invented?

IP Blog

Given that the subject of one of our recent articles in the Everyday IP series was cars, you might think we could not possibly pick an invention more critical to people's daily lives… but computers just might fit that description.

Bioinformatics – Eligibility Challenges for Inventions at the Intersection Of Biology and Software: Part 2

JD Supra Law

(Part 2 of a 4 Part Series) - The application of innovative data driven approaches such as bioinformatics and artificial intelligence to the life science sector has brought about a change in way that biological inventions can be protected by patent laws.

AI – A Rushing Snowball: Can AI-made Inventions Be Patented?

JD Supra Law

AI - a rushing snowball - Human intelligence has developed over thousands of years. Meanwhile, AI, including deep learning algorithms, is the result of just a few decades of work and development. There is no doubt that this snowball cannot be stopped.

Nobel Prize-related Invention Disclosure Could Generate Millions in Research — as a Collectable

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Sale of a digital limited edition associated with the development of a Nobel Prize recognized cancer-fighting invention, a precursor to the patent, may provide businesses, Continue reading.

Cross Border Inventions

Patently-O

My chart below shows the percent of US utility patents that list a mixed-set of inventors (both US and non-US residents). Can you guess who US inventors are collaborating with most often? pic.twitter.com/7OrQUS7v3U. — Dennis Crouch (@patentlyo) February 28, 2022. Patent

Everyday IP: When were cars invented?

IP Blog

Seeking the answer to the question "When were cars invented?" uncovers quite a few notable and surprising developments in the history of Intellectual Property (IP). Patents Everyday IP

Legislation: Restoring the America Invents Act

JD Supra Law

On Wednesday, September 29, 2021, Senators Patrick Leahy (D) and John Cornyn (R) introduced the Restoring the America Invents Act, a bill that would modify Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) procedures and facilitate challenges to “poor-quality patents.”.

CardioNet’s Signal Transform Invention is Ineligible

Patently-O

At step two, the Federal Circuit disagreed with the lower court and found that the claimed invention lacked any inventive concept beyond the excluded abstract idea. This Court’s precedents establish that the machine-or-transformation test is a useful and important clue, an investigative tool, for determining whether some claimed inventions are processes under §101. by Dennis Crouch. CardioNet v. InfoBionic ( Fed. 2021 ).

A Million Inventions Lost: Abandoned Provisional Applications

Patently-O

by Dennis Crouch. US provisional patent applications continue to be popular, with about 170,000 filed each year since 2013. After filing a provisional, the applicant then has one-year to move the case to a non-provisional or PCT application, and eventually toward patent issuance.

When Is An Invention Conceived?

GDB Firm Blog

Employer Barred from Reaching into the Future for a Date of Invention: The case discussed in this blog underscores two important points: 1. The importance of a date of conception of the complete invention; and 2. The limits of employer rights on the work of an employee post-employment

Bioinformatics – Eligibility Challenges for Inventions at the Intersection of Biology and Software

JD Supra Law

(Part 1 of a 4 Part Series) - The application of innovative data driven approaches such as bioinformatics and artificial intelligence to the life science sector has brought about a change in way that biological inventions can be protected by patent laws.

America Invents Act, Ten Years After Enactment

JD Supra Law

The Leahy-Smith “America Invents Act” (hereinafter, “AIA”) was signed into law ten years ago, on September 16, 2011. We have learned extensively from the enactment and this article is part of a series of lessons learned. By: Nexsen Pruet, PLLC

The America Invents Act, Ten Years After Enactment - Part 1: “First Inventor to File”

JD Supra Law

Ten years ago, on September 16, 2011, the America Invents Act (“AIA”) became law. This article is the second in a multi-part series of articles on the significant changes introduced by the AIA and the results of those changes. By: Nexsen Pruet, PLLC

PTAB Issues Decision Awarding Priority of Invention of CRISPR Gene Editing Patents to Broad Institute

JD Supra Law

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board issued a decision on February 28 awarding priority of invention of foundational CRISPR gene editing patents to the Broad Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard University.