Avoiding (or Overcoming) an Obviousness Rejection – Patent Prosecution

Common questions: obviousness-rejection Obviousness is a very common reason for rejection.A grant of patent without a single rejection is quite uncommon. One of the reason is that most applicants want to claim broadest possible for the greatest protection of law.Broadening the scope of claims.To maximize the scope of your claim, you don’t want to include unnecessary details in your claim. […]

Writing Specification of Your Patent Application

Common questions: patent-specification Patent Specification in your application is the body of your application.Your patent claims will be read in the context of the specification. Therefore, the specification should include all the information necessary to figure out what you claimed in your patent claim(s).  Roughly speaking, it should be an all-inclusive manual for your invention.It’s part of the deal you’re making with […]

Writing a Claim for Your Patent Application

Common questions: patent-claim Patent claim in your application defines your invention.And it will determine the scope of your legal rights. In other words, it will tell the others what can be done and cannot be done without infringing your patent right.Read the claims written by professionals.By the time you start drafting your application, you probably read at least a number […]

Different types of patents

Actually there are more than one type of patent.There’s utility patent, which is basically what you think patent is. And there’s design patent, which is somewhat unpopular but got the attention when Apple sued Samsung for infringing its design patent.These two types likely cover all your needs. If you want to protect the cosmetic features […]