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Do you have an idea for an invention?  I don’t doubt it; most of us have at one time or another thought of a great idea for an invention. 327 more words

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Out of Office: U.S. Patent No. D11,023 - "Statue [of Liberty]"

There are three basic patent types: Utility, Plant, and Design patents.

Utility patents encompass new and useful processes, machines, manufactures, or compositions of matter.  Roughly 90% of the patent documents issued by the U.S. 308 more words

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Out of Office: U.S. Patent No. 5,356,330 - Apparatus for Simulating a "High Five"

As a patent attorney, I spend a lot of time at my desk.  And like everyone who spends a lot of time secluded at their desk, I don’t often get the opportunity to relay my excitement to my coworkers.   206 more words

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Tips for Caring for Your Patent Garden During Economic Winter

There’s snow on the ground, snow on the MBTA tracks, snow on the roofs….it feels like winter will never end!  But inevitably it will, and we’ll once again have warm spring breezes, singing birds and blooming tulips to refresh our spirits.  50 more words

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Large citations of prior art require large upgrades at the U.S. Patent Office

In view of the Supreme Court’s activity, the standards for inequitable conduct have reemerged as a hot topic for discussion. Inequitable conduct translates to fraud on the U.S. 828 more words

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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

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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

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