Category: Licensing & Assignment


The Patent Process in a Nutshell

Written by: jwells

The following steps are taken to obtain a U.S. Patent: The invention is defined and described to a patent professional. This may be by demonstrating a prototype, by written material and hand sketches, and even by simple verbal description for simpler inventions. A preliminary patentability search is conducted to determine if the invention is new […]

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What’s Patentable

Written by: jwells

The invention must be new (in all the world), not obvious relative to known things and combinations of known things, and must be describable in the patent application, in such detail as to enable others to make and use the invention. Three separate types of U.S. patents are available as follows: Utility Patent (most common) Protects […]

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