Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Motion sensors measure the movement of an object. It may measure the object’s velocity as well as its acceleration, direction or shift in its direction in relation to time. A mobile device can include a cell phone, smart phone, tablet computer smart watch, or any other electronic wearable device. may include one or more motion sensors to measure the amount of motion that is experienced by the mobile device during a time. If the device is worn by a person, the measurements obtained by the motion sensor can be utilized to calculate the amount of motion felt by the user during the period of time.Click here to view the patent on USPTO website.
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What is a patent?
Patents are issued by the government to protect an invention. The patent grants the inventor the right to develop, utilize and sell the invention. Society benefits when new technologies are brought to market. These benefits could be realized directly as people are able to achieve previously impossible feats as well as indirectly through the economic benefits which innovation can bring (business growth, jobs).
Patent protection is sought by many pharmaceutical companies and university researchers for research and development. Patents can be granted to products, processes, or method of creating new materials. Patent protection has to be granted to any invention that is valuable or novel and is not already known by others in the same field.
Patents recognize and reward inventors for their commercially profitable inventions. They provide a reason for inventors to come up with new ideas. Small-scale businesses and inventors can be sure that they will earn the most return from their investment in technology advancement through patents. It means that they can make a living by their work.
Patents are a crucial part of businesses with the ability to:
Make sure you protect your unique products and services.
Enhance the value, appearance, and visibility of your products on the market;
Make your brand stand out from the rest.
Get business and technical details.
Avoid accidentally using third-party content or losing important information, original outputs, or any other creative output.
Patents transform the knowledge of inventors into an asset that can be sold, which opens up new opportunities for employment creation by licensing joint ventures and joint ventures.
Small-scale businesses with patent protection are more appealing to investors in the development and commercialization of technology.
Patenting can lead to new ideas and inventions. This information can promote the development of new ideas and could qualify to be protected by patents.
Patents can serve as a deterrent to untrustworthy third-party companies that profit from the invention’s success.
Revenues from patent-protected technology that are commercially successful can be used to finance technological research and development (R&D), which will increase the chance of better technology in the future.
Intellectual property ownership is a way to convince lenders and investors that there are genuine chances to commercialize your product. A powerful patent can open the door for many financing opportunities. Patents and other IP assets can be utilized as collateral or security for financing debt. Investors are also able to view your patent assets in order to increase the value of your company. Forbes and others have pointed out that each patent can add anything from $500,000 to a million dollars in company valuation.
A well-designed business plan is essential for startups. It must be built on IP and show what your service or product stands out. Investors will be impressed if your IP rights are secured or in the process to becoming secure, and that they support your business plan.
It is important to keep an invention secret until you submit to protect it with patents. Making an invention public prior to filing could often erode its originality and render it unpatentable. Pre-filing disclosures, such as for investors, test marketing, or other business partners, is best done after signing a confidentiality contract.
There are many kinds of patents. Understanding them is crucial for protecting your invention. Patents on utility cover inventions and processes that are new. Design patents cover ornamental designs. Patents that cover utility designs are the most beneficial since they protect the proprietor from copycats and other competition. In most cases they are granted for modifications or improvements to existing inventions. Patents issued under utility can be used to enhance or alter existing inventions. For instance, a process patent will cover acts or methods of performing an action, while chemical compositions will comprise a mixture of components.
What is the typical length of patents? Although utility patents last for 20 years from the date of their initial filing, they can be extended by delays in the patent office.
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When you’re writing a patent application when you are writing a patent application, it is essential to conduct a patent search. it will provide you with some insight into other people’s ideas. You’ll be able limit the scope of your idea. It is also possible to learn about the technological advancements in your field of invention. You’ll be able to get a better idea of what your invention ought to be and will be more prepared to submit the patent application.
How to Search for Patents
The first step to get your patent is to do a patent search. You can do a google patent search or do a USPTO search. Once the patent application is submitted, the product that is that is covered by the patent application could be referred to as patent-pending and you can find the patent application on a public pair. After the patent office has approved the application, you are able to conduct a patent number search to find the issued patent and your product will now be patented. Alongside the USPTO search engine, you may also use other search engines, such as espacenet, which is described below. Patent lawyers or a 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. The trademark office also evaluates trademark applications.
Are you looking for similar patents? These are the steps you should follow:
1. Think of terms that describe your invention, based on its purpose and composition or use.
Begin by writing down a succinct detailed description of your idea. Don’t use generic terms like “device”, “process,” or “system”. Instead, think about synonyms for the terms you initially chose. Next, take note of important technical terms, as well as keywords.
Utilize the following questions to help you determine the keywords or concepts.
- What is the objective of the invention Is it a utilitarian device or an ornamental design?
- Is invention a way to create something or perform some function? Or is it a thing or procedure?
- What is the composition and function of the invention? What is the physical structure of the invention?
- What’s the point of the invention
- What are the technical terms and keywords used to describe an invention’s nature? A technical dictionary will help you identify the correct words.
2. Use these terms to find relevant Cooperative Patent Classifications at the Classification Text Search Tool. If you’re unable to find the right classification for your invention, look through the classification’s class Schemas (class schedules). If you don’t see any results using the Classification Text Search, you may want to consider replacing the words for describing your invention with synonyms.
3. Go through 3. Go over the CPC Classification Definition to verify the relevancy of the CPC classification that you have discovered. If the chosen classification is a blue box that has an “D” at its left, clicking on the hyperlink will take you to a CPC classification description. CPC classification definitions can be used to determine the relevant classification’s scope which is why you can be certain to choose the one that is pertinent. Furthermore the definitions may include search tips and other suggestions which could be helpful to conduct further research.
4. The Patents Full-Text Database and the Image Database allow you to retrieve patent documents that include the CPC classification. By focusing on abstracts and representative drawings it is possible to narrow your search to find the relevant patent documents.
5. This selection of patent publications is the most appropriate to check for similarities to your idea. Take note of the specification and claims. Contact the applicant as well as the patent examiner for additional patents.
6. It is possible to find published patent applications that fit the CPC classification that you chose in Step 3. You can apply the same method of search as in Step 4. You can narrow your search results to the relevant patent applications by looking at the abstract and illustrations on every page. Then, you must carefully review the patent applications that have been published with particular attention paid to the claims and additional drawings.
7. Find other US patent publications using keyword searching in PatFT or AppFT databases, classification searching of non-U.S. patents as described below, and searching 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.