All About Provisional Patent Applications

Kashishipr

For easing the mode of filing a patent and claiming the subject matter contained therein, there are two basic approaches, namely provisional patent application and complete patent application. What is a Provisional Patent Application?

What is a good patent application?

Patent Trademark Blog

What makes for a good utility patent application? Is a good patent application one that avoids rejections ? What if I were to tell you that a utility nonprovisional patent application that gets allowed easily might not always be a good thing?

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What is a patent application? What makes it good?

Patent Trademark Blog

Do you need a design or utility patent application? If the appearance (how it looks) is what matters, then a design patent application may be the right type of patent application. What makes for a good utility patent application?

What Do I Need to File a Utility Patent Application?

JD Supra Law

For many start-up companies, the prospect of filing a patent application can be daunting. Even when a company has a potentially patentable invention, the company may be unsure about what materials it should compile before seeking out patent counsel.

Can an Abandoned Patent Application be Revived?

Intepat

An application for a patent is said to have been abandoned if it is no longer pending, which means that the application has hit a point where it can no longer be matured into a successfully registered patent. The Controller General of Patents & Ors.

Can you file a late foreign patent application?

Patent Trademark Blog

Can you file a late foreign patent application based on Paris Convention? We’ve talked about filing late PCT and national stage applications. But, what if you are thinking about filing a direct foreign patent application claiming priority to a US priority application?

Patent application attorney vs. patent litigation lawyer: What are the differences?

Patent Trademark Blog

What is a patent application attorney (patent prosecutor) versus a patent litigator? Patent practitioners generally fall under one of two practice areas: 1) patent litigation, or 2) patent prosecution. Start with your patent needs.

When and Where to File Patent Applications

JD Supra Law

Excerpt: "In general, a patent is only valid in the country (or, in some cases, countries) where the patent office that issued it has responsibility.

Types of Patent Applications

Biswajit Sarkar Copyright Blog

Suppose you and your patent attorney have approved the revised copy of the patent application. It should be filed as fast as possible with the patent office, once that happens. In which country do you wish your patent to be granted? Provisional Application.

Do we recommend PCT patent applications?

Patent Trademark Blog

Does our firm recommend PCT patent applications? If foreign utility patent protection is desired, filing a PCT patent application makes sense for many applicants. When is a PCT application not recommended? Need to file a PCT application?

Determination of Equivalents in a Patent Application

Kashishipr

The doctrine stipulates that the scope of a patent is not confined to the literal terms laid in the claims; instead, it embraces all the equivalents to the claims described in the said application.

Priority for Foreign Filing of Design Patent Applications

JD Supra Law

You want to file a patent application to protect the design. Can you file a design patent application? Suppose that you have an invention disclosure for a design of an article that you want to protect.

What is a patent application? How do you know if it’s any good?

Patent Trademark Blog

What makes for a good utility patent application? Is a good patent application one that avoids rejections ? What if I were to tell you that a utility nonprovisional patent application that gets allowed easily might not always be a good thing? Is there anything wrong with getting a utility patent granted sooner? Who wouldn’t want a utility patent granted sooner ? Let’s take a closer look at what goes in a patent application.

Full Patent Protection vs. a Provisional Patent Application

TraskBritt Intellectual Property

The cost savings of filing a provisional patent application without consulting a professional are certainly tempting. However, such a strategy may ultimately cost more in the long run, including possibly costing valuable patent protection. Patent Term Extension.

Timing Considerations For Patent Applications In China

JD Supra Law

Strategic patent portfolio management requires a portfolio manager to expedite prosecution for quicker allowance for some patent applications, and to extend the pending time for more flexibility for some other patent applications.

Can you change a patent application after filing?

Patent Trademark Blog

Can you change a patent application after it has been filed? Do ideas simply stop churning in your head after a patent application has been filed? Anyone creative enough to file a patent application would likely continue to think and improve upon their innovation. When your brain has been in a constant mode of creation, it would seem natural to come up with changes after a patent application has been filed.

What is a Notice of Allowance? How do you get a patent application approved?

Patent Trademark Blog

What is a Notice of Allowance in a patent application? A Notice of Allowance (NOA) is a USPTO document indicating that a patent application has been allowed. This is when you need to confer with your patent attorney on timing strategies.

How to review a draft patent application and provide useful comments

Patent Trademark Blog

What kinds of comments are useful in revising a draft patent application? So your patent attorney has send you a first draft of your utility patent application for your review. You’re not sure what to do, so you read my helpful tips on how to review a draft patent application. What patent review comments would help your patent attorney draft a better patent application? How should you review patent drawings?

Status of US Utility Patent Applications.

Patently-O

The chart below shows the USPTO utility patent allowance rate broken up on a quarterly basis (using calendar year quarters). The rate is based upon two numbers: The number of patents issued each quarter, and the number of applications abandoned each quarter. Patent

Filing Provisional Patent Applications for Fun and Profit!

GDB Firm Blog

But in our experience, confusion and misunderstandings abound about what provisional patent applications really are, what rights they confer, and how to do it right.

EXPEDITING EXAMINATION OF YOUR PATENT APPLICATION

JD Supra Law

The patent examiners at the U.S. Patent Office are generally required to take up patent applications for examination based on the order in which the applications were filed.

New rules: Request examination of Canadian patent applications before October 3, 2022

JD Supra Law

Rules amending the Patent Rules1 were registered on June 2, 2022 and will largely come into force on October 3, 2022.

How to file US patent application based on foreign priority claim (Paris Convention, not PCT)

Patent Trademark Blog

Aside from the PCT, a US utility patent application may be filed claiming the benefit of an earlier filing date of a foreign priority application for the same invention. Whatever it may be called, one thing is clear – a direct priority application is not a national stage entry based on a PCT application. Instead, a US patent application with a conventional priority must be filed within 12 months of the priority date of the foreign application.

CALL FOR TRYOUTS – USPTO National Patent Application Drafting Competition

IPilogue

We invite you to participate in the tryouts for the annual Patent Application Drafting Competition (PADC)! Students interested in trying out for Osgoode’s PADC team must submit answers to our patent drafting skills exercise by 3 pm on Friday, October 22, 2021. About the Patent Drafting Competition. The winner of each regional round will compete in the National Finals held at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. .

Choose the Words of Your Design Patent Applications Carefully

JD Supra Law

The Federal Circuit recently narrowly construed the claim of a design patent application to reverse the holding of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) affirming the rejection of the claim for a lip implant based on a prior art reference for an art tool.

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What is the cost of a PCT patent application?

Patent Trademark Blog

What factors affect the cost to file a PCT patent application? The cost of a PCT patent application will typically consist of attorney’s fees and government fees. whether the utility patent application needs to be drafted).

REMINDER: Tryouts for the USPTO National Patent Application Drafting Competition Team – DEADLINE TOMORROW

IPilogue

This is a reminder that submissions to try out for the annual National Patent Application Drafting Competition (PDC) team are due on Friday, October 22 at 3pm ! Students interested in trying out for Osgoode’s PADC team must submit answers to our patent drafting skills exercise in a Word document with your name in the file name to iposgoode@osgoode.yorku.ca. About the Patent Drafting Competition. Team patent applications will be due on January 16, 2022.

The Strategy of Avoiding New Matter Issues When Re-generalizing Claims of Chinese Patent Application

JD Supra Law

In responding to an Office Action, the applicant usually makes an amendment by adding or substituting a technical feature.

How to Draft the Parameter-defined Product Claims in Chinese Patent Application

JD Supra Law

Summary: When an uncommon parameter or a self-defined parameter is used in the claim, usually it is necessary to explain the definition and/or the measuring method of the parameter in detail.

Eligibility of Chinese Patent Applications in the Field of Algorithms (software)

JD Supra Law

In recent years, there appear not only many foreign applicants who have been constantly investing in China’s patent assets, but also some big Chinese software companies applying for a large number of invention patents on algorithms or business rules and methods related to artificial intelligence, "Internet +", big data, and blockchain.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – IP Researchers Needed for DABUS Patent Application

IPilogue

Student researchers are needed to assist in the preparation of arguments for the ground-breaking DABUS AI patent application in Canada. DABUS and its creator Dr. Stephen Thaler have garnered worldwide attention when patent applications naming DABUS as the sole inventor were filed in several national patent offices. In Canada, Deeth Williams Wall LLP is the agent of record for the DABUS patent application. The application can be found here: [link].

‘AISITAs’ and Written Description Requirements: Considerations and Guidance for AI Patent Applications

IP Watchdog

As such, AI has been shown to have near endless applications, driving a surge of inventions and related patent application filings.

USPTO Extends Its Pilot Program for Expedited Review of COVID-19-Associated Patent Applications

JD Supra Law

Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has extended its pilot program for expedited review of COVID-19-associated patent applications to 30 June 2022. The U.S.

Priority for Foreign Filing of Design Patent Applications

LexBlog IP

You want to file a patent application to protect the design. Can you file a design patent application? For a design patent, 35 U.S.C. § Based on this, you draft a design patent application on the pattern described as applied to a chair.

Your Patent Application Is About To Get A First Office Action: Now What?

JD Supra Law

Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently launched an online First Office Action Estimator, which provides an estimate when a patent application will receive a first Office action. The U.S.

Tillis and Leahy Urge USPTO to Address Inconsistent Prior Art Statements by Patent Applicants at the FDA

IP Watchdog

Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), discussing the issue of inconsistent statements made by patent applicants pursuant to their disclosure requirements at the USPTO and other federal agencies, especially the U.S.

Dr Thaler seeks special leave to appeal to the High Court from the Full Federal Court of Australia decision which held that an Artificial Intelligence machine cannot be named an inventor on a patent application

JD Supra Law

Background - Dr Stephen Thaler applied for a patent application with his AI device, known as DABUS or the Device for Autonomous Bootstrapping of Unified Sentience.

Large entity, small entity or micro-entity: which type of patent applicant are you?

IP Spotlight

When applying for a patent application, certain entities are entitled to reduced USPTO filing fees. Applicants who qualify for small entity status can reduce many USPTO fees by 50%. Applicants who are micro entities can reduce certain fees by 75%. An applicant who is neither a small entity nor a micro-entity is considered to be a large entity and must pay standard fees. and 11.5-year anniversaries of the patent’s issuance.

Apple Could be Working on a ‘Rollable’ iPhone Screen, Patent Application Reveals

IP Close Up

Publication of a patent filing from Apple suggests the company could be working on a ‘expandable’ phone design with a rollable screen. The patent indicates Continue reading.

Recent Court Case Highlights Negative Claim Limitations and Best Practices in Drafting Patent Applications

GDB Firm Blog

1/3/2022)) highlights the value of negative claim limitations as a tool to overcome rejections and patent challenges. A recent decision by the Federal Circuit (Novartis Pharms. Corp. HEC Pharm Co., Ltd., 2021-1070 (Fed.