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The following presents a shortened summary of certain aspects of the disclosure to help provide an understanding of these aspects. This summary is not a comprehensive outline of all aspects. It is not intended to define the key or essential elements, nor do it define the extent of these aspects. The aim of this summary is to provide a quick outline of the various elements of the disclosure in order to allow for further details to be provided in the future.
In one aspect of the disclosed disclosure, systems and methods are disclosed for dynamic search interfaces. A query for search is received by the user through a content retrieval interface. To determine the relevantness of the query to the primary content source, the search query is processed with respect to that first content source. If the first source is determined to be more pertinent to the search query, the content of the initial source is able to be requested or received. The interface for content retrieval shows the content of the initial source.Click here to view the patent on USPTO website.
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The government grants patents to protect an invention, patents grant the inventor exclusive rights to create, use and sell the invention? Society gains when a innovative technology is introduced into the marketplace. Benefits can be realized in direct terms, as it may allow people to accomplish previously unattainable things, or indirectly through the economic opportunities (business growth and employment) which the invention provides.
Patent protection is sought out by many university researchers and drug companies for their work in research and development. Patents can be granted to the physical or abstract nature of a product or process , or the method or composition of material that are new to the area. In order to be granted protection under a patent the invention must be innovative, novel and not apparent to other people in the same area.
Patents honor inventors who have commercially profitable inventions. They provide a reason for inventors to invent. Small-scale businesses and inventors are assured that they will get a return on the investment they make in technology development via patents. They can earn money through their work.
Companies that are able to:
Secure innovative products and services;
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Your business and your products should be distinguished from the rest;
Access technical and business knowledge and other information;
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Patents effectively transform the inventor’s knowledge into a marketable asset that opens up new possibilities for employment creation and expansion of businesses through joint ventures or licensing.
Investors who are involved in the development and commercialization of technology will find small-scale businesses that have patent protection more appealing.
Patenting can lead to the development of fresh ideas and innovative inventions. The information you create may be eligible for patent protection.
Patents can be used to stop untrustworthy third parties from profiting through the work of inventions.
Patent-protected technology that is commercially profitable may be used for financing technology research and development (R&D) which will increase the chance for better technology in the near future.
Intellectual property ownership is a way to convince investors and lenders that there are real opportunities to market your product. A single patent could open the door for multiple financing opportunities. Patents can be used in conjunction with other IP assets as collateral or security to secure financing. You can also show investors the patents you own to increase the value of your business. Forbes and other publications have noted that each patent can increase the value of your company by as much as $500,000 to $1 million.
A well-thought-out business plan is essential for start-ups. It must be based on IP and show the way your product or service is distinct. Investors will also be amazed if your IP rights are secured or in the process to being secured, and they are in line with your business strategy.
It is crucial to keep the invention secret before submitting a patent application. A public divulging an invention could often damage its novelty and invalidate it. Thus, disclosures that are filed prior to filing (e.g., for test-marketing investors, investors, or for other business partners) must only be done after signing a confidentiality agreement.
There are several types of patents. Understanding these is vital to safeguard your invention. Patents on utility cover the development of new methods and machines. Design patents cover ornamental designs. Utility patents are the most effective and protect the owner against copycats and other competitors. They are typically issued to improve or alter existing inventions. Utility patents can also be used to enhance or alter existing inventions. A process patent would describe the methods or actions of performing a specific act. But, a chemical composition could be an amalgamation of ingredients.
How long does a patent last? Utility patents last 20 years after the initial filing dates, but their expiration dates can be extended due to delays at the patent office for instance.
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Patent searches are an essential step when you’re working on your patent application. This will allow you to look at other ideas and give you insights into their work. This allows you to limit the extent of your idea. Also, you can learn about the technological advancements in the field you’re inventing. You’ll have a better idea of what your idea should be and will be better prepared to write the patent application.
How to Search for Patents
The first step in obtaining your patent is to do the patent search. You can do a google patent search or do a USPTO search. After the patent application has been filed, the product covered by the application can be described as patent-pending. you will be able to locate the patent application online on the public pair. Once the patent office approves the patent application, you can conduct a patent number search to find the issued patent, and your product is now patented. In addition to the USPTO search engine, you may also use other search engines, such as espacenet, as detailed below. A patent lawyer or patent attorney can help you through the process. Patents granted in the United States are granted by the US trademark and patent office or the United States patent office. This office also reviews trademark applications.
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1. Brainstorm terms to describe your invention, based on its purpose and composition or usage.
Start by writing down a concise and precise description of your invention. Do not use generic terms such as “device,” “process,” and “system.” Instead, look for synonyms to the terms you initially chose. Then, take note of important technical terms and keywords.
Utilize the following questions to help you find key words or concepts.
- What is the objective of the invention? Is it a utilitarian device or an ornamental design?
- Does the invention consist of a method of making something or performing some function? Or is it a thing or process?
- What is the structure of the invention? What is the physical structure?
- What’s the objective of the invention?
- What are the technical terms and keywords that describe the nature of an invention? To help you find the appropriate terms, use the technical dictionary.
2. Use these terms to search for relevant Cooperative Patent Classifications on the Classification Text Search Tool. If you are unable to locate the appropriate classification to describe your invention, scan through the class Schemas (class schedules). Think about substituting the words you’re using for describing your invention, if you do not receive any results from the Classification Text Search with synonyms like the ones you used in step 1.
3. Examine the CPC Classification Definition to verify the validity of the CPC classification you’ve located. The link to a CPC classification definition will be given if the chosen classification title is a blue square with a “D” on its left. CPC classification definitions can assist you in determining the classification’s scope, so you can pick the one that is the most relevant. Additionally, these definitions can include research tips and other suggestions which could be helpful to further study.
4. Find patent documents that have the CPC classification from the Patents Full-Text and Image Database. By focusing on abstracts and illustrations, you can narrow down your search to find the most relevant patent publications.
5. This selection of patent publications is the most appropriate to check for similarity with your invention. Be sure to read the claims and specifications. Refer to the applicant and patent examiner to obtain additional patents.
6. It is possible to find published patent applications that match the CPC classification you selected in Step 3. It is possible to use the same strategy of searching as Step 4, narrowing your results to the most pertinent patent application through the abstract and representative drawings that appear on each page. After that, you must review every patent application that has been published with care, paying special attention to the claims and other drawings.
7. You can find other US patent publications using keyword search in the AppFT or PatFT databases, and also search for patents classified as that are not issued by the United States per below. Also, you can make use of search engines on the internet to search non-patent patent disclosures in literature about inventions. For instance:
- 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.