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How To Patent An Idea: What You Need To Know About the Patent Application Process

Patent Trademark Blog

Focus on what matters most So much can be said, and has been said, about the patent application process. To avoid information overload, let’s get back to the most basic things you need to know to file a patent application. When do you need to patent an idea?

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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?

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How to Challenge a Design Patent Application

Patent Trademark Blog

Mission Impossible: Can you block a design patent application? Design patent applications are not publicly viewable. It can be nearly impossible to figure out what design patent applications are pending. So how do you challenge a design patent application?

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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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Types of Patent Applications

Biswajit Sarkar Copyright Blog

Patent. For registering the patent, it is essential to file a patent application before the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks, a government agency which reports to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

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PCT Patent Application: Why file foreign when your US application is uncertain, unexamined or not allowed?

Patent Trademark Blog

Leap of Faith: File a PCT patent application while your US application might get rejected? Timing your patent filings can be tricky. P:atent applicants typically find themselves in a moment of indecision when the foreign filing deadline approaches.

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When can/not a Patent Application be Divided? Part I: Boehringer Ingelheim vs. The Controller

SpicyIP

We’re pleased to bring to you a 2 part guest post by Amit Tailor on the question of when a patent application can be divided, that came up in the recent case of Boehringer Ingelheim vs. The Controller. When can/not a Patent Application be Divided?

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When can/not a Patent Application be Divided? Part II: Claims & Pluralities

SpicyIP

In the first part of a two part guest post series, Amit Tailor reviewed what the Delhi High Court said on the issue of maintainability of divisional applications in Boehringer Ingelheim vs. The Controller. When can/not a Patent Application be Divided?

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DHC Holds Non-filing of Written Submissions by Applicant Cannot be Used to Delay Patent Application Processing

SpicyIP

Image with text reading “Keep Calm and Expect Delays” Last week, the Delhi High Court pronounced a decision rebuking a patent applicant for causing unnecessary delays in the patent application process by seeking repeated adjournments and not filing written submissions on time.

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US Utility Patent Application Status.

Patently-O

This updated chart groups patent applications by filing date and then divides each group into three categories: Patented, Abandoned, and Pending. This may be due to the movement among patent attorneys to draft more technical and detailed patent applications.

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The Extent of Claim Amendment Allowed in a Patent Application: Part 1

SpicyIP

We’re pleased to bring to our readers a 2 part post by Amit Tailor on the recent case Nippon A&L vs The Controller of Patents, which looked into questions of how and to what extent a claim in a patent application can be amended under the Patents Act.

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[Video] Monthly Minute | Provisional Patent Applications

JD Supra Law

This month, Partner Richard Goldstucker discusses provisional patent applications. Once a month, we cover an interesting topic in 60 seconds. By: Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

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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.

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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.

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CAFC Says USPTO Arguments for Rejecting Google Patent Application Lack Support in Record

IP Watchdog

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in a precedential decision today vacated a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) finding that certain claims of Google, LLC’s U.S. Patent Application No. The U.S.

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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.

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The Extent of Claim Amendment Allowed in a Patent Application: Part 2

SpicyIP

Continuing on from the previous blogpost , we bring you part 2 of Amit Tailor’s two part series on the recent case Nippon A&L vs The Controller of Patents, which looked into questions of how and to what extent a claim in a patent application can be amended under the Patents Act.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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CALL FOR TRYOUTS – USPTO National Patent Application Drafting Competition

IPilogue

2021-2022 was a big year for the Osgoode’s mooting team entry for the USPTO National Patent Application Drafting Competition. We invite you to participate in the tryouts for the 2022-2023 National Patent Application Drafting Competition ! Students interested in trying out for Osgoode’s PADC team must submit answers to our patent drafting skills exercise by 3 pm on Friday, September 23, 2022. About the National Patent Application Drafting Competition.

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Get Your Patent Application Right the First Time

IP.com

While the quality of your invention no doubt contributes to writing a successful patent, so does the quality of your application. The post Get Your Patent Application Right the First Time appeared first on IP.com - IP Innovation and Analytics.

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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.

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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.

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PCT Patent Application in India

Intepat

PCT Patent Application. The PCT is an international agreement that helps to simplify the process of filing patent applications in several countries. As of 6th April 2022, the WIPO recorded 156 contracting states to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).

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PCT Patent Application in India

Intepat

PCT Patent Application. The PCT is an international agreement that helps to simplify the process of filing patent applications in several countries. As of 6th April 2022, the WIPO recorded 156 contracting states to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What is a Provisional Patent Application?

LexBlog IP

A provisional patent application is a patent application that is filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) by an inventor, assignee, or registered practitioner. It allows inventors to establish an early effective filing date for their invention without needing a complete and formal patent application.

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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.

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Key Rules and Cases for Patent Practitioners Working on AI Patent Applications

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) directed patent practitioners to current case law and sections of the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP) as reminders as the patent practitioners continue to work in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology space. Patents A

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Patent Applications Hit New High As IBM Surrenders Top Spot

IP Law 360

patent applications reached an all-time high in 2022, IBM Corp. fell from its decadeslong position atop the list of companies securing the most granted patents and was replaced by Samsung, according to a report released Tuesday Although the number of U.S.

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How To File A US Utility Nonprovisional Patent

Patent Trademark Blog

What is a utility nonprovisional patent application? Unlike design patents , utility patents protect functionality. To get a utility patent, you have to file a utility nonprovisional patent application and ultimately get it allowed.

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His Honour Judge Hacon turns up the heat on assignments of the right to a future patent application in road heater battle

The IPKat

At its core, the case relates to whether the right to file a patent application in the future is covered by the same provisions relating to the right to an existing patent or patent application.

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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?

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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.

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Analysis of Patent Applications for Novel Coronavirus Detection Kits

JD Supra Law

The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (officially known as “SARS-CoV-2” and hereinafter referred to as “NC” for short) led to the COVID-19 pandemic. All countries around the world are fighting against the disease.

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Electronic certificates: why they are good news for patent applicants

IAM Magazine

The new year has brought in new options for patent applicants in Taiwan, whose ability to obtain an electronic certificate should prove to be widely beneficial

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Electronic certificates: why they are good news for patent applicants

IAM Magazine

The new year has brought in new options for patent applicants in Taiwan, whose ability to obtain an electronic certificate should prove to be widely beneficial

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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

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Chinese Patent Office Plans to Crack Down on Abnormal Patent Applications

IP Watchdog

The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) released a draft of new measures that would downgrade the ratings of Chinese patent agencies that approve abnormal or fraudulent patents.

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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.