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An electronic component created to reduce the thickness of a smartphone’s screen offers improved integration density and weight. More passive elements rather than active ones is used to build an electronic device.
Multilayer capacitors have been gaining popularity in passive elements. It is because a higher quantity of multilayer capacitors can be incorporated into circuits as opposed to other passive elements. Additionally, thanks to the development of microelectronics technology and a decoupling capacitor with increased capacitance and a reduced distance of connection is required. A multilayer capacitor is now more important in electrical circuits.
Furthermore, multilayer capacitors have been required to have low equivalent series resistance (ESR) to achieve high efficiency while maintaining the same capacitance. It is also required to have a low equivalent serial inductance (ESL) to substantially decrease the ripples of power current.Click here to view the patent on USPTO website.
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What is a patent?
Patents are granted by the government in order to protect an invention. The patent grants the inventor the sole right to create, use and sell the idea. Society benefits when new technologies are brought to market. These benefits may be realized directly when people can perform feats previously thought impossible, or indirectly through the economic opportunities which innovation can bring (business growth, employment).
Patent protection is sought by a variety of university researchers and drug companies to protect their research and development. A patent can cover the physical or abstract nature of a product or process or an approach or design of materials that are new to the field. Patent protection is granted to any invention that is valuable unique, innovative, and not previously known to others in the same field.
Patents give inventors a chance to be recognized for commercially successful inventions. They act as a motivator for inventors to invent. Patents enable inventors and small businesses to know that there is the possibility that they’ll get a profit for their efforts, time, and money invested in technological development. They can earn money by their work.
Patents play essential roles in firms and can be used to:
Make sure you protect your unique products and services.
Increase the value, visibility, and attractiveness of your product on the market;
Differentiate your business and products from the competition;
Access business and technical expertise and information;
Avoid accidentally using third-party content or loosing valuable information, original outputs or any other creative output.
Patents can transform an inventor’s knowledge into a commercially tradeable asset, which creates new opportunities to create jobs and boost business growth by licensing or joint ventures.
Investors in the development and commercialization of technology will appreciate small businesses with patent protection more appealing.
Patenting can generate innovative ideas and inventions. This information could be eligible for protection under patents.
Patents can be used to prevent untrustworthy third parties from making money through the work of inventions.
Patent-protected technology that is commercially viable can be used to fund technology-related research and development (R&D), which increases the likelihood of a better technology in the near future.
Intellectual property ownership is a way to convince investors and lenders that there are legitimate opportunities to market your product. Sometimes, a single patent can open the door to multiple financing opportunities. Patents can be used along with other IP assets as collateral or security financing. You may also present investors with your patent assets to boost the value of your business. Forbes and others have noted that every patent could add anywhere from $500,000 to a million dollars in company valuation.
A well-constructed business plan is essential for start-ups. It must be built on IP and show what your service or product is distinctive. In addition, investors will be impressed when you demonstrate that you have IP rights are secure or in progress of being secure, and that they support your business strategy.
It is crucial to keep an invention secret until you submit to protect it with patents. A public disclosure of an invention, before it is filed could often sabotage its originality and make it invalid. Therefore, prior filing disclosures (e.g., for test-marketing investors, investors, or for other business partners) must only be done after signing a confidentiality agreement.
There are a variety of patents. Understanding these is vital to safeguard your invention. Patents on utility cover inventions and processes that are new. Design patents cover ornamental designs. Utility patents are the most beneficial since they shield the proprietor from copycats as well as other competitors. They are typically granted to enhance or modify existing inventions. Patents issued under utility can be used to improve or modify existing inventions. For instance, a process patent covers acts or methods of performing a specific act, whereas a chemical composition will include an assortment of ingredients.
What is the length of time a patent will last? While utility patents are valid for 20 years from the date of their initial filing, they can be extended by delay in the patent office.
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When drafting your patent application, you should do an internet search for patents, since the search will give you an insight into the other applicants’ concepts. You’ll be able to narrow down the nature of your idea. It is also possible to learn about the latest developments in your field of invention. This will allow you to understand the scope of your invention and help prepare you for filing the patent application.
How to Search for Patents
The first step in getting your patent is to conduct the patent search. You can do a google patent search or do a USPTO search. Patent-pending is the name used to describe the product included in the patent application. It is possible to search the public pair to locate the patent application. After the patent office approves your application, you’ll be able do a patent number search to find the patent issued. Your product is now patentable. Alongside the USPTO search engine, you may also use other search engines, such as espacenet, as detailed below. It is possible to seek help from an attorney who specializes in patents. Patents granted in the United States are granted by the US trademark and patent office, or the United States patent office and trademark office. The office also examines trademark applications.
Are you looking for similar patents? These are the steps you should follow:
1. Create a list of terms that describe your invention based upon its purpose, composition, and application.
Write down a brief, but precise explanation of your invention. Do not use generic terms such as “device,” “process,” and “system.” Think about synonyms for the terms you initially chose. Then, note significant technical terms and key words.
To help you find keywords and concepts, use the questions below.
- What is the objective of the invention? Is it a utilitarian device or an ornamental design?
- Is invention a way to make something or carry out a function? Is it a product or process?
- What is the composition and function of the invention? What is the physical makeup of the invention?
- What’s the point of the invention
- What are technical terms and keywords that describe the nature of an invention? A technical dictionary will help you identify the correct terms.
2. Utilize these terms to find pertinent Cooperative Patent Classifications for your invention at the Classification Text Search Tool. If you’re not able to find the right classification to describe your invention, scan through the classification’s Schemas of classes (class schedules) and try again. Consider substituting the words you use for describing your invention, if you do not receive any results from the Classification Text Search with synonyms like the ones you used in the first step.
3. Go through 3. Review the CPC Classification Definition to verify the relevancy of the CPC classification that you have discovered. The link to a CPC classification definition will be available when the classification you have selected contains a blue box with “D” on its left. CPC classification definitions can help determine the scope of the classification, so you are sure to select the most relevant. Additionally they can provide search tips and other suggestions which could be helpful to further study.
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 drawings that are representative you can narrow your search to the most relevant patent publications.
5. This collection of patent publications is the most appropriate to check for similarity with your invention. Be aware of the specification and claims. Contact the applicant as well as the patent examiner to obtain additional patents.
6. It is possible to find published patent applications that match the CPC classification you picked in Step 3. You can use the same search strategy as Step 4, narrowing your search results down to the most pertinent patent application by looking at the abstract and representative illustrations on every page. The next step is to review every patent application that has been published with care, paying special attention to the claims, and other drawings.
7. Find additional US patent publications using keyword searches in the PatFT and AppFT databases, classification search of non-U.S. patents as described 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.