Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
A motion sensor measures the object’s movement (e.g. the speed or acceleration of an object in relation to time, its orientation or change in orientation with time). A mobile device can include a cell phone, smart phone tablet computer, smart watch or other wearable electronic device. can contain at least one motion sensor to detect the movement felt by the mobile device over a period oftime. If the mobile device is used by the user and the data gathered by the motion sensor could be utilized to calculate the motion felt by the user during the time.Click here to view the patent on USPTO website.
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What is a patent?
The government grants patents to protect an invention, a patent provides the inventor with the exclusive right to use, create, market and promote the invention? Society gains when a new technology is introduced into the marketplace. The benefits can be directly realized when people can achieve previously unattainable feats, or indirectly by the economic opportunities that innovation offers (business growth, jobs).
Many drug companies and university researchers seek patent protection to protect their research and development. Patents are granted for products, processes, or method for making new materials. Patent protection has to be granted to an invention that is beneficial or novel and is not already known by others in the same field.
Patents are awarded to inventors who have commercially successful inventions. They are an incentive to inventors to create. Small-scale businesses and inventors are certain that they will receive the most return from their investment in technology development through patents. They could earn a decent income by their work.
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Make sure you protect your unique products and services.
Enhance the value, visibility, and attractiveness of your products market
Differentiate your business and products from the competition;
Get technical and business information.
Avoid accidentally downloading third-party content or losing valuable data, creative outputs, or any other outputs that are creative.
Patents convert knowledge of the inventor into a marketable asset, that opens new avenues for employment creation through licensing and joint ventures.
Small-scale businesses with patent protection are more attractive to investors involved in the commercialization and development of technology.
Patenting could lead to the development of innovations and new ideas. This information could encourage innovation and may qualify for protection under patents.
Patents can serve as an effective deterrent for untrustworthy third parties who profit from the invention’s success.
Revenues from patent-protected technology that are commercially successful could be used to finance research and development (R&D) that will boost the likelihood of improved technology in the coming years.
Intellectual ownership of property can be used to convince investors and lenders that there are genuine chances to commercialize your product. Sometimes, a single patent can open the door to multiple financing opportunities. Patents and other IP assets as collateral or security to secure financing. You can also show investors your patent assets to boost company valuation. Forbes and other publications have noted that each patent can increase company value by anywhere between $500,000 and $1 million.
A properly-crafted business plan is vital for startups. It should be based on IP and explain what your service or product stands out. Investors will also be amazed if your IP rights are secure or are in the process of becoming secure, and if they agree with your business strategy.
It is essential to keep an invention secret until you submit to protect it with patents. Public disclosure of an invention prior to its filing typically degrade the novelty of an invention and make it ineligible for patent protection. Therefore, pre-filing disclosures (e.g. for test-marketing investors, investors, or for other business partners) should only be filed after signing a confidentiality agreement.
There are a variety of patents. Knowing them is essential to protect your invention. Patents for utility cover processes and machine creations. Design patents cover ornamental designs. Utility patents are the best as they protect the owner from copycats and other competitors. Patents for utility are usually granted to enhance or modify existing inventions. Utility patents also cover improvements and changes to existing inventions. A process patent could be a way to describe the actions or methods to perform a specific action. A chemical composition could be a combination of ingredients.
How long will a patent last? While utility patents are valid up to 20 years from the initial filing, they may be extended through delays in the Patent Office.
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When you’re writing your patent application, you should do a patent search. it will provide you with an insight into the other applicants’ thoughts. It will help you narrow down the nature of your invention. It is also possible to discover the current latest developments in your area of invention. This will assist you in comprehend the scope of your invention and prepare you for filing your patent application.
How to Search for Patents
A patent search is the very first step towards obtaining your patent. You can do a google patent search or do a USPTO search. Patent-pending is the term for the product that has been protected by the patent application. You can search for the public pair to locate the patent application. Once the patent office has approved your application, you’ll be able to conduct an examination of the patent number to find the patent granted. Your product now has the potential to be patentable. It is also possible to use the USPTO search engine. Read on for more details. It is possible to seek help from a patent attorney or patent attorney. In the US, patents are issued by the US patent and trademark office as well as the United States patent and trademark office, which is also responsible for examining trademark applications.
Are you interested in finding other similar patents? These are the steps:
1. Think of terms to describe your invention based upon the purpose, composition and use.
Write down a brief, but precise description of the invention. Avoid using generic terms like “device”, “process”, and “system”. Consider synonyms for the terms you initially chose. Then, note significant technical terms and keywords.
To help you recognize terms and keywords, you can use the following questions.
- What is the purpose of the invention? Is it a utilitarian device or an ornamental design?
- Is the invention a method of making something or an action? Is it an item?
- What is the composition and function of the invention? What is the physical composition?
- What’s the point of the invention
- What are the technical terms and keywords that describe the nature of an invention? A technical dictionary will help you find the appropriate phrases.
2. Use these terms to find relevant Cooperative Patent Classifications on the Classification Text Search Tool. To find the most appropriate classification to your invention, look through the resulting classification’s class Schemes (class schedules). If you don’t get any results from the Classification Text Search, you may want to consider replacing the words for describing your invention with synonyms.
3. Review the CPC Classification Definition to verify the accuracy of the CPC classification you’ve discovered. If the chosen classification is a blue square that contains “D”, then the link to the CPC classification definition will be displayed. CPC classification definitions can help identify the specific classification’s scope and therefore you’re sure to select the most relevant. They may also provide some search tips or other recommendations that could be helpful for further investigation.
4. The Patents Full-Text Database and the Image Database allow you to search for patent documents that have the CPC classification. By focusing on abstracts and representative drawings, you can narrow down your search for the relevant patent documents.
5. This collection of patent publications is the most appropriate to look at for any similarities to your idea. Pay attention to the claims and specification. You may find additional patents through contacting the patent examiner and applicant.
6. You can find published patent applications that match the CPC classification you picked in Step 3. You can use the same strategy of searching as in Step 4. You can narrow your results down to the most relevant patent application by looking at the abstract and representative illustrations on every page. After that, take a close look at the patent applications that have been published with particular attention paid to the claims and additional drawings.
7. Find other US patent publications using keywords in the PatFT or AppFT databases, classification searching of non-U.S. patents per below, and searching for non-patent literature disclosures of inventions using web search engines. Here are a few examples:
- Add keywords to your search. Keyword searches may turn up documents that are not well-categorized or have missed classifications during Step 2. For example, US patent examiners often supplement their classification searches with keyword searches. Think about the use of technical engineering terminology rather than everyday words.
- Search for foreign patents using the CPC classification. Then, re-run the search using international patent office search engines such as Espacenet, the European Patent Office’s worldwide patent publication database of over 130 million patent publications. Other national databases include:
- European Patent Office (EPO) provides esp@cenet to access a network of Europe’s patent databases with access to machine translation of European patents.
- Japan Patent Office (JPO) – with access to machine translations of Japanese patents.
- World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) offers PATENTSCOPE with a full-text search of published international patent applications and machine translations for some documents, as well as a list of international patent databases.
- Korean Intellectual Property Rights Information Service (KIPRIS)
- State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) with machine translation of Chinese patents.
- Other International Intellectual Property Offices with online patent databases include Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and Taiwan.
- Search non-patent literature. Inventions can be made public in many non-patent publications. It is recommended that you search journals, books, websites, technical catalogs, conference proceedings, and other print and electronic publications.
To review your search, you can hire a registered patent attorney to assist. A preliminary search will help one better prepare to talk about their invention and other related inventions with a professional patent attorney. In addition, the attorney will not spend too much time or money on patenting basics.