What is Patent?

Patent is an exclusive right to appropriate an invention. Patent is often considered a luxury to a small and midsize business. More often than not, you find out about the importance of patents after someone accuses you of a patent infringement. It could be a cease and desist letter or a service of process. Without an understanding of how […]

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 […]

How Does Patent Work for Small to Mid-size Business?

Patent is an intellectual property right, which is not aimed to boost the economy but intended to advance science and technology. So, many business-minded people will struggle with the basic concept of patent and how it should be used for their business. On the other hand, patent is recognized as the most reliable and strong […]

Why you need a patent?

Getting a patent is not like having a trademark registered. If you started using a name, logo, image, or even a sequence of musical notes as a symbol that stands for your product or service, you already have a trademark. Trademark registration is a way to give an affirmative notice to the public that you are using the mark. The registration offers some perks, which are […]

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 […]

Look out for others’ patents

Patent clearance search is called a Freedom-To-Operate opinion because it reveals others’ patents that are blocking your way. It requires searching and analyzing patent documents in the country where you do business. Even if you invent something new, it is often based on other’s previous works. For example, you get a patent on a new cap design for plastic bottles, which […]

Introduction to Patent

Patent is an expensive but smart way to protect your business.Getting a patent is not a quick and easy process. It usually takes years of prosecution (though you can claim “patent pending” from the moment you file the application) and thousands of dollars. However, the reward is a government sanctioned monopoly. Yes, MONOPOLY.Patent is a deal you make with the […]