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What is a patent?
The government grants patents to safeguard an invention, a patent provides the inventor exclusive rights to create, use, market and promote the invention? society benefits when a new technology is brought to the market. Benefits can be realized in directly, in that it may allow people to do previously impossible things. Or indirectly due to the opportunities for economic growth (business expansion and job creation) which the invention provides.
Patent protection is sought by many university researchers and drug companies to protect their development and research. Patents are granted to the creation of a product, process or method for making new materials. Patent protection must be granted to an invention that is useful, novel, and not already known by others in the same field.
Patents give inventors a chance to be recognized for commercially successful inventions. They provide a motivation for inventors to invent. Small businesses and inventors can be certain that they will receive a return on the investment they make in technology advancement through patents. It means that they can earn money from their work.
Businesses with the ability to:
Secure new products and services that are innovative;
Increase the visibility and value of your products on market
Your business and your products should be distinguished from others;
Get business and technical details.
Beware of the possibility of using proprietary third-party content, or losing valuable information, innovative outputs, or other creative output.
Patents transform inventors’ knowledge into a commercially tradeable asset which opens new opportunities for job creation and expansion of businesses through licensing or joint ventures.
Small companies that have patent protection are more attractive to investors in the commercialization and development of technology.
Patenting could lead to the development of innovations and new ideas. These information may be eligible for patent protection.
Patents can be used to stop untrustworthy third parties from making money through the work of inventions.
Patent-protected technology revenues that are commercially viable can be used to fund technological research and development (R&D) that increases the likelihood of a better technology in the near future.
Intellectual property ownership can be used to convince investors and lenders that there are legitimate opportunities to commercialize your product. Sometimes, one patent could lead to multiple financing options. You can utilize patents and other IP assets as collateral or security for financing. You may also present investors with your patent assets to increase the value of your company. Forbes and others have pointed out that each patent could increase the value of your company by as much as $500,000 to $1 million.
Startups require a carefully-crafted business plan that is built on the IP to show that your product or service is unique or superior to others. Investors are also impressed if you have IP rights are secure or are on the verge of being secured, and that they support your business plan.
It is essential to keep an invention secret until you apply to protect it with patents. The public divulging an invention could often damage its novelty and make it invalid. Thus, disclosures that are filed prior to filing (e.g., for test-marketing investors, test-marketing, or any other business partners) must only be done upon signing a confidentiality contract.
There are a variety of patents, and understanding these is vital to safeguard your invention. Utility patents protect new techniques and machines. Design patents cover ornamental designs. Utility patents are the most beneficial as they protect the owner from copycats and other competition. Most often, utility patents are issued for improvements or modifications to existing inventions. Utility patents can also be used to improve or alter existing inventions. A process patent will be a way to describe the actions or methods of performing a particular act. But, a chemical composition would include the combination of components.
What is the length average of patents? Utility patents last 20 years after the earliest filing date, but their expiration dates can be extended due to delays in the patent office, for example.
Do you wish to patent your ideas? As patents are only granted to applicants who file first, you need to start filing quickly. Call an attorney for patents at PatentPC to file your invention now!
A patent search is essential when you’re drafting a patent application. This allows you to discover other concepts and provide insight into them. It will help you narrow down the nature of your invention. You can also discover the current latest developments in the field you’re inventing. You’ll be able to get a better idea of what your invention should be and be more prepared to submit your patent application.
How to Search for Patents
The first step in obtaining your patent is to perform a patent search. You can do a google patent search or do a USPTO search. Patent-pending refers to the product included in the patent application. It is possible to search the public pair to locate the patent application. When the patent office has endorsed the patent application, you will be able to perform a patent search to locate the issued patent and your product is now patented. It is also possible to use the USPTO search engine. Read on for more details. For assistance, consult an attorney for patents. Patents in the United States are granted by the US trademark and patent office, also known as the United States patent office and trademark office. This office also evaluates trademark applications.
Are you interested in similar patents? Here are the steps:
1. Create a list of terms to describe your invention, based on its purpose, composition, and usage.
Write down a brief and precise description of the invention. Avoid using generic terms like “device”, “process,” or “system”. Instead, look for synonyms for the terms you chose initially. Then, take note of important technical terms and keywords.
To help you recognize the key words and concepts, try the questions below.
- What’s the purpose of this invention? Is it a utilitarian device or an ornamental design?
- Does the invention consist of a method of creating something or performing an action? Is it an item?
- What is the nature and purpose of the invention? What is the invention’s physical structure?
- What’s the point of this invention?
- What are the technical terms and keywords that describe the essence of an invention? A technical dictionary can assist you to find the appropriate terms.
2. These terms will enable you to look up pertinent Cooperative Patent Classifications on the Classification Search Tool. If you’re unable to locate the appropriate classification to describe your invention, scan through the classification’s Schemas of classes (class schedules). Consider substituting the words you’re using for describing your invention, if you fail to get any results from your Classification Text Search with synonyms similar to the words you used in Step 1.
3. Check 3. Check the CPC Classification Definition for confirmation of the CPC classification you have found. If the classification you have selected includes a blue square with the letter “D” at its left, the link will lead you to the CPC classification definition. CPC classification definitions will help you determine the applicable classification’s scope so that you can choose the most appropriate. The definitions could also contain some search tips or other recommendations that could be helpful for further research.
4. Get patent documents using the CPC classification from the Patents Full-Text and Image Database. By focusing your search on abstracts and drawings that are representative it is possible to narrow your search for the most relevant patent publications.
5. This selection of patent publication is the most appropriate to look at for any similarity to your invention. Be sure to read the claims and specification. It is possible to find additional patents through contacting the patent examiner as well as the applicant.
6. You can find the patent application that has been published and fit the CPC classification you chose in Step 3. You can apply the same search strategy as Step 4, narrowing your search results down to the most relevant patent applications by examining the abstract and drawings that appear on each page. The next step is to review the patent applications that have been published carefully and pay particular attention to the claims and other drawings.
7. Find other US patents by keyword searching in PatFT or AppFT databases, classification searching of non-U.S. patents as per below, and searching non-patent patent disclosures in the literature 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.