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On Best Mode, Candor, and Beating a Dead Horse

Many patent practitioners have discussed the vitality of the best mode requirement after the America Invents Act (AIA).  I think most of those discussions have overcomplicated the issue and it’s time to take a few more swipes at what has become a dead horse, if only to simplify the matter. 960 more words

Intellectual Property

What Is Required to File a Patent

Question: What is required to file for a patent?
Question Detail: I have an idea for a product that would be a simple household good. I do not have a prototype built, but I do have designs drawn and I can explain its design and use. 46 more words

Patent Application

Opinions From Different Attorneys

Question: This forum gives me the opinions of many patent attorneys. Is it illegal for me to engage more than one attorney for my case? 87 more words


How Much Do Legal Fees for a Patent Typically Cost

Question: How much do legal fees for a patent typically cost?
Surely there is a huge range, but I’m trying to get a sense of what that range is for the full process: 42 more words


China accepts more invention patent applications - Xinhua | English.news.cn

China accepted about 928,000 invention patent applications in 2014, some 103,000 more than in 2013, the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) said on Thursday.

SIPO director Shen Changyu said invention patent applications accounted for 39.3… 104 more words

China Alert

Can I File a Concept Patent

Question: I have developed a product that is not showing in the us pto search. My question is can I do a concept patent first before a design or utility patent? 56 more words

Patent Application

What Features Can Go Into One Patent

Question: I plan to introduce a product that has versions with a specific feature and some basic versions without. I also want to put in a unique feature or two and not use that so I can protect my invention without companies making a twist and stealing it. 75 more words

Patent Application