Young Jeon, JD has a BS in biotechnology, passed Fundamentals of Engineering exam, and registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a patent attorney. At IPfever, he’s helped many inventors and innovative businesses to obtain patents and trademarks and drafted applications in a broad technological spectrum, including mechanical and computer science. With… Continue reading Licensed Attorney Volunteer
Class 1 Chemicals for use in industry, science and photography, as well as in agriculture, horticulture and forestry; unprocessed artificial resins, unprocessed plastics; fire extinguishing and fire prevention compositions; tempering and soldering preparations; substances for tanning animal skins and hides; adhesives for use in industry; putties and other paste fillers; compost, manures, fertilizers; biological preparations… Continue reading TM Int. Classes (11-2018)
Let’s talk about filing a TM application without any help first. There is no doubt that any US person, including legal entity having address in the U.S., can file a trademark application without absolutely no help.
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.… Continue reading Patent Obviousness Rejection Explained
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 the… Continue reading How to Write a Patent Application: Specification
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… Continue reading How to Write a Patent Application: Claims
It doesn’t have to be so expensive. It’s just that the law firms, boutiques, or their likes practicing patent law are focused on serving bigger mostly corporate clients rather than individual inventors. When it comes to an invention which is more about an idea and less about technology, you don’t need PhDs spending hours reviewing… Continue reading Why getting patent so expensive?
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… Continue reading Utility vs. Design Patent
You found nothing like yours in your Google Patents search, and you might feel ready to patent your new idea. It’s not that simple. First, your invention should be new in a sense that people don’t know it yet. Even if nobody really patented an idea, the idea might be known to many as a… Continue reading What can be patented?
Maintaining registration calls for both administrative and executive action. Administratively, you need to file with the USPTO a showing that you’re still using the mark after 5 years of the registration, and every 10 years, you need to file a request for renewal. On the business side, you must continue using your mark at all times, even after the registration. This requirement… Continue reading Trademark Maintenance: does trademark registration expire?