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Types of Intellectual Property Protection

So, you have a business and you just got a new logo.  You have heard about other businesses protecting their intellectual property, and you definitely want to protect yours, but what type of protection is right for you? 844 more words


As Top Patent Owner China Needs Protection of Its Intellectual Property

“China led the world in the number of patents filed last year, holding 42.8 per cent of total filings, up 4.8 percentage points from the previous year” says SCMP in its report “China puts IP rights in sight as world’s factory evolves from bootleg hub to top patent owner” yesterday. 271 more words

China and Other Foreign Patents

QUESTION: We have a patent in China but did not make the PTC within 12 months.
We got a utility patent in China in 2015 for our invention. 159 more words


What Does the Word "Comprises" Mean in a Patent

QUESTION: In a patent application, does “comprises a pulley” protect against multiple pulleys? In the claim section, e.g. a device comprises A, B, and a pulley which is mounted on… In the spec section: In an embodiment, the device has A, B, and 1 pulley, however, in another embodiment, the device has A, B, and more than 1 pulley. 76 more words


Should You Wait to Complete Research on Your Invention?

QUESTION: With a new proven biotech device, would you patent with the limited bio understanding now or wait until research reveals details?

ANSWER: There is always a trade-off. 83 more words


What is a Patent Office 103 Rejection of My Patent Application?

QUESTION: The examiner had issued a 103 rejection based on a single prior art reference. After my counter-arguments, he now issued another 103 rejection again based on a single reference, but different from the first one. 116 more words

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Protect Your Idea When Working with Manufacturing Company

QUESTION: I have an idea for a new invention, in order to begin to prototype, I would have to hire a company to have it be made. 71 more words

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