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Tips to find professional patent advisors in Canada

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 Ethan Cox (October 18, 2017)  The patent lawyers are being required to be professional experts in intellectual property law as it generally pertains towards securing and protecting a particular investor’s property right to a unique along with useful and non obvious invention. What a are the desired qualification for a patent attorney One needs to pass the bar exam in the state where they generally practice .. (Patents)

4 Most Important Reasons To Get Your Patent Rights, Right Now!

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 Ethan Cox (August 23, 2017)  Patents are a bunch of exclusive rights enjoyed by the inventor of a particular invention. The invention could be a new product, idea or technology which aims to provide solution to an existing problem, or introduces a new phenomenon, or anything that plays an active role in growth and development. Canadian patent experts have been playing an important role in ensuring just and fairness . (Patents)

The Need to Seek for a Good Patent Agent

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 Ethan Cox (March 24, 2017)  The best way a person can go, in order to protect their inventions from the various malpractices, is to hire a patent attorney, who will take all the necessary measures for the same. He is, by far, the best person who has complete knowledge and expertise in the genre. Hence, it will only be at the best of the person’s interest to be in constant touch with him and take his valuable . (Patents)

Facts About Filing A Patent Application

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 Rajib Dam (October 03, 2012)  Filing A Patent Application Is Not That Easy As You Think Externally, it seems very easy to file a patent application, however it is actually not so. If you think that filing patent application is like filing any other documentation, then certainly you are wrong. For this purpose, you have to hire well experienced patent and trademark lawyers. In the USA, the patent is a must need for .. (Patents)

Patent Licensing

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 Ganesh Raj (July 29, 2011)  Licensing of Patents The objective of licensing a patent is to evidence the application of the technology and benefits by reducing human efforts and solving a problem and there by monetizing the invention. In the recent years the Indian market has evidenced a paradigm shift in terms of the companies and institutions openness in licensing a patent. From the technological market point .. (Patents)

American court rejected appeal from the Tiffany Company -- Producer of Tiffany Necklaces

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 Liu Rui (September 25, 2010)  News from the local newspaper Judge Richard Sullivan of U. S. District Court in Manhattan rejected appeal of the Tiffany Company for accusing false advertisement of eBay. Tiffany Company charged eBay for allowing clients selling Tiffany imitation on its site to cheat the customers at the time earlier. This case was understood as a challenge for hosting services providers like eBay and .. (Patents)

Summary of Bilski et al. v. Kappos Supreme Court Decision, June 28, 2010

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 Bruce Markey (July 01, 2010)  Previously, the Federal Circuit reviewed a decision of the Board of Patent Appeals in which the Board had sustained a rejection of all eleven of Bilski’s claims under 35 U. S. C. 101 as not directed to patent-eligible subject matter. The Federal Circuit affirmed, holding that Bilski's claims were not statutory under 35 U. S. C. 101. Bilski's patent application claimed a method of . (Patents)

Getting A Patent: Tips

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 Gursel Batmaz (February 08, 2010)  What do you do whenever you have the future excellent concept? The strategy that could alter the world and everybody would love to get their hands on it. The ideal way to guard your self and your plans is having a patent. The finest method to defend yourself and your plans is having a patent. Taking out a patent gives you the appropriate to stop folks from making, employing, importing .. (Patents)

Computer Implemented Inventions - Where Are We Now?

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 Shireen Smith (December 19, 2008)  Computer Implemented Inventions - Where are we now? The EPO define a computer implemented invention as an invention that works by using a computer, a computer network or other programmable apparatus. To qualify, the invention also needs to have one or more features which are “realised wholly or partly by means of a computer program". Before the European Patent Convention 1973, .. (Patents)

Patent Administration in India

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 Manthan Janodia (December 10, 2008)  The administration of patent related matters in India is looked after by Patents and Trademarks Office. This office comes under the purview of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, which falls under the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. The Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks is responsible for administrative processes related to Intellectual Property . (Patents)

Patent Filing Trend in India

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 N Senthil Kumar (December 09, 2008)  The Indian patent office receives patent applications at their four patent offices Kolkatta, Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. The number of patent filing have been increased from about 10,000 in 1997 to about 35,000 in 2007 at an impressive rate. Patent filings at the Indian patent office [IPO] have been increasing at a rate of about 25% for the past 8 years, it is evident the major patent .. (Patents)

With R&D, Innovation in Decline, IEEE Examines Patent Power

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 Kachina Dunn (December 08, 2008)  For the last couple years, the IEEE has taken a lot of raw data about patents in a variety of industry segments, added a bit of massaging and come up with what it calls an Adjusted Pipeline Power number in an attempt to illustrate which companies wield the most influence and prowess around the world, based on their patent portfolio. Here's how it works. The raw number of patents a .. (Patents)

Understanding Patent Rights

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 N Senthil Kumar (October 18, 2008)  When an inventor comes up with new and innovative product, most of the time inventor feels that he can get patent right on his product to have monopoly and to make, use and sell his patented product. Here is the important point to note by all new inventors is that patent does not provide positive right to make, use or sell his patented products, but rather it provides negative right to . (Patents)

The Broken Worldwide Patenting System and It's Effect on Medical and Biotechnology Research

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 R. Sebastian Gibson (October 16, 2008)  Whether you are employed as a scientist or as a company do research anywhere in California, including cities where biotechnology and other medical science is being studied or where research takes place, especially the areas around cities such as San Diego, Irvine, Orange County, Los Angeles, La Jolla, Riverside, Fullerton, San Francisco, Santa Barbara and other cities where there are .. (Patents)

The "Intermittent Wiper" Lesson For Creating Convergent Inventions

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 Geoff Ficke (September 30, 2008)  This weekend my wife and I took in a movie. The film was preceded by a movie trailer touting a soon to be released production based on the invention of the “intermittent windshield wiper". Such a topic for a big budget Hollywood movie would seem to be awfully mundane. However, the trailer was a very interesting glimpse of a subject that has deep meaning for every entrepreneur, .. (Patents)

Wrong Site Surgery Persists Despite Preventive Measures

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 Shirin Harrell (September 10, 2008)  It's hard to believe that operations on the wrong body part or on the wrong patient still happen. Yet, according to the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations ("JCAHO"), surgeons have operated on the wrong leg, eye, kidney or other body part 150 times since 1996. Most of the time these cases are quietly settled, but sometimes they become headline news. A few .. (Patents)

Patent Infringement Law in India

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 K R Singh (September 08, 2008)  A patent confers the exclusive right on the patentee to make, distribute or sell the invention in India. An infringement would be when any of three rights is violated. A patentee may assign license all or some of these rights. The exercise of the rights so transferred in favour of the assignee or the licensee by the assignor or the licensor would not amount to infringement of the .. (Patents)

How Long Does a Patent Last?

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 Louis Zhang (September 07, 2008)  The history of patents extends back to the seventeenth century under the rule of King James I of England. While patents have been around a very long time, the rules governing patents have not always been in effect. There are many questions inventors have when trying to obtain a patent for their invention. One important question is: “how long does a patent last?". One might wonder .. (Patents)

A Brief Introduction to Patent Law

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 Eric Gehler (September 05, 2008)  When a person invents something, there is an inherent risk that their invention will be copied by others. If it is copied, the rewards (financial or otherwise) for having invented the item may be enjoyed by someone other than the inventor. Prior to the introduction of patents, this risk was prevalent and inventors were often discouraged from their pursuits. To reassure inventors that .. (Patents)

Patent Information

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 Dr John Anne (August 13, 2008)  A patent is actually a grant of property right for the inventor of that thing. A patent protects new inventions and it also covers how things work and what they do, how the things go further, what they are made of and how they are made. It also provides right to owner to prevent others from making, using, importing or selling the invention without permission. A patent is legally .. (Patents)

Methods For Patent Invalidation

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 Kuldeep D Karnik (August 12, 2008)  Patent invalidation A patent is a territorial right granted by the government of the territory to an inventor to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling an invention throughout the territory or importing the invention into the territory for a limited time in exchange The invention must be novel, e. g. , not fully disclosed in any single prior art reference. (2) .. (Patents)

What is Better - Filing of Patent in Inventors' Own Country Or Through PCT Route?

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 Kuldeep D Karnik (August 04, 2008)  If you have an invention, which is patentable and can be reduced to practice, then what is better? Filing of patent in the inventors’ own country and then filing through PCT route or filing directly through PCT route? This article takes you through some of the cases, which can decide on patentability strategies concerned with market potential. A patent is a territorial right or .. (Patents)

Japanese Candlesticks Arent Patented

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 William Kurtz (July 30, 2008)  It was centuries ago that a rice trader in Japan devised a method of price recordation which told him what he wanted to know about the psychology of his fellow traders. It was almost like a living, breathing second-by-second tracking of their mood of the moment that gave him an advantage. The secret to it, if indeed there was a secret, was that in the course of the trading day certain .. (Patents)

Strategic Use of a Deficient Office Action in US Patent Prosecution

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 Michael Kondoudis (July 28, 2008)  A number of practitioners advocate resolving the issue of a deficient Office Action by calling the Examiner to request a new Office action. This approach, they say, is cost-effective and obviates the need to advise the Office that finality is precluded. I do not disagree that this approach should resolve the issue. I do, however, submit that in some circumstances the inclination to .. (Patents)

Improper Final Rejections and Suggestions For Avoiding Them

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 Michael Kondoudis (July 28, 2008)  Patent examination in the U. S. Patent Office is guided by the principles of compact prosecution. Under the principles of compact prosecution, second Office actions are typically final. The finality of second Office actions is addressed in section 706.07(a) the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP), which provides that “Under present practice, second or any subsequent .. (Patents)

Strategies to Maximize Patent Term Extensions

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 Michael Kondoudis (July 28, 2008)  This article discusses of patent term extensions; both how they are triggered and how they are offset. Also presented are strategies that minimize offsets to extensions. Introduction Patent term adjustments can be significant to an applicant because they extend the term of a patent. Consequently, they can serve to legally extend patent licenses, periods of infringement, and a barrier .. (Patents)

The Doctrine Of Obviousness In India

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 Sudhir Aswal (July 05, 2008)  Obviousness is a noun, derived from word obvious meaning easily seen, recognised or understood. The word obvious has originated from the Latin word “obvious" meaning “in the way". To interpret the doctrine of obviousness it is necessary to first understand the objective of grant of Patent. Object of grant of patent is to encourage scientific research, new technology and .. (Patents)

Compulsory License For Patents In India

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 Sudhir Aswal (July 05, 2008)  Patents are granted to encourage the inventors to disclose their inventions and also to grant them monopolistic right to exploit the invention. The objective of Patent Grant in India is to ensure that the inventions are worked in India on a commercial scale and to the fullest extent without any undue delay. Accordingly, any interested person after expiry of 3 years from grant of patent . (Patents)

Patented Drugs No Marketing Approvals to General Companies

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 Sudhir Aswal (July 05, 2008)  The Government of India is finalising a system that will prevent generic manufactures from getting marketing approval to sell patented drugs in India. As a result the generic companies may no longer get market approval for launching generic versions of drugs in respect of which a Patent Grant is in force in India. Drug Controller General of India will seek list of patented drugs from .. (Patents)

New Draft Manual of Pantet Practice and Procedure Patent Office, India (2008)

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 Sudhir Aswal (July 05, 2008)  Recently the Indian Patent Office published new draft manual relating to the Patent Practice to be followed by the Indian Patent office. This manual shall outline the practice followed by the Indian Patent office during the examination of all patent application filed in India whether the Indian application or application claiming conventional priority or filed under the PCT. Beside .. (Patents)

Inventor to Manufacturer in No Easy Steps!

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 R. H. Morgan (July 05, 2008)  Digital products have their place in certain niche markets, I do some of that kind of business myself. But the world economy runs on real, physical products and that is where the big money is made. The Manufacturing industry is also where the technical advances come from. Where would all the Internet Marketers be without computers? I am often amused by the claims I see in advertisements . (Patents)

Patent Procurement Practice in India

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 Snigdha Das (June 19, 2008)  The Patent System in India has come a long way since 1856 when British rulers enacted the Protection of Inventions Act with a view to granting exclusive privileges to inventors and manufacturers. WHAT IS A PATENT A patent is granted as an exclusive right by the Government for an invention for a limited period of time in consideration of disclosure of the invention by an applicant. A .. (Patents)

Court Watch - Keep an Eye on Whether the USPTO Appeals a Decision Barring Rules Changes

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 Jessica Kallipolites (May 09, 2008)  In April, the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia barred the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office from instituting the sweeping rules changes it proposed to limit the number of continuing applications, requests for continued examination (RCEs), and claims that an applicant could make. Even so, it is important to keep an eye on this case. The USPTO is considering an appeal. . (Patents)

How To Get A US Patent

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 Garry L. Neale (April 01, 2008)  A U. S. patent is necessary to protect your rights if you have invented a unique product or come up with a new idea. A patent grants property rights to an inventor, and is issued by the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office. The purpose of filing a patent is to stop others from reproducing and selling your product to make a profit. If you want to know how to get a patent, there are many .. (Patents)

Patenting - An Overview

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 Pauline Go (February 18, 2008)  A patent can be described as an exclusive right provided to the owner with the objective of excluding others from making, using or selling the invention that was defined in the claims of the patent. This right is provided for a specified period of time. What is the process of obtaining a patent on an invention? There are five different steps that must be followed in order to obtain a .. (Patents)

Indian Patent Office Accorded as an International Searching Authority (ISA)

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 George Kutty (February 13, 2008)  WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation) has recognized the Indian Patent Office as an International Searching Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). The recognition as an ISA and IPEA would be beneficial for India in several ways. International applications received by the WIPO under the PCT route sent . (Patents)

An Overview of Software Patenting

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 Kartik Dawar (December 28, 2007)  INTRODUCTION The concept of “intellectual property" in India over the last few years has taken on some epic proportions for a number of reasons. One of the primary reasons, attributable to the growing awareness among the urban Indian population, is of the significance and, more importantly, the commercial benefits in protecting its intellectual property rights both within and .. (Patents)

Non-Patent Literature Search Tools

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 Vinod Singh (June 28, 2007)  Non-patent literature search is of great importance in the IP domain. Patentability search of any new invention is very crucial and can be achieved by both patent s and non-patent literature search. As far as, my knowledge the patents database is only domain set which is highly organized and easy to access either through free databases or commercial databases. But, the non-patent .. (Patents)

China Patent System - An Overview

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 Vinod Singh (June 15, 2007)  There was no sustained indigenous intellectual property protection system in Chine for long. The People’s Republic of China (PRC) began to establish an intellectual property protection regime based on the Soviet model during the year 1949. In 1978, China adopted the open-door policy. The Patent Law of China was first promulgated on March 12, 1984. There are three types of patents: . (Patents)

Why Patent? Part II

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 Mark Fortimer (June 15, 2007)  What You Can Patent The USPTO have established a broad area of things on which it will consider granting patents. It is possible to patent anything that you have invented or designed, a new plant you have found, a business method, or an improvement of a previous invention. Items that have historically been granted patents are usually: Items which are new to the general public. Items . (Patents)

Why Patent? Part I

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 Mark Fortimer (June 15, 2007)  If you've wondered why you need a patent, this section will help you understand that. The purpose of a patent is to protect the intellectual property of the inventor. Patents prohibit anyone other than the patent holder from making or selling the patented item (or using the business method, or planting the new plant, in the case of those patent types) without the permission of the .. (Patents)

Utility Patents, Part II

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 Mark Fortimer (June 15, 2007)  Provisional Utility Patents Provisional utility patents are common for inventors who need a quick patent, but do not have time to wait for a regular one. By filing a provisional patent, the invention is granted a “temporary” patent until a more detailed application can be filed. A provisional patent application is seen as the low budget version of the patent process. It is usually .. (Patents)

Utility Patents - Part I

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 Mark Fortimer (June 15, 2007)  A utility patent serves an important purpose. This article will go over that purpose and how it affects you. The utility patent; this is what most people think of when they think of patents at all. Utility patents are awarded in the case of inventors who have designed a new machine, or discovered a more useful way to do something. A utility patent is also given for a new type of .. (Patents)

Plant Patents

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 Mark Fortimer (June 15, 2007)  This article will give you a breakdown of what a plant patent is. The first type of patent is called a plant patent. It is usually given to people who have invented a new plant hybrid. It is also given when a new variety of plant has been discovered, and the person has successfully been able to reproduce it. Not every plant can be patented; for example, the Patent Office will not issue . (Patents)

Patents Defined

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 Mark Fortimer (June 15, 2007)  This brief article will give you a good breakdown of what a patent is. When someone has an idea for a new product, it is necessary to file for ownership of the idea, especially if the industry is competitive enough for someone to want to steal it. In order to be recognized as the legitimate owner of something you have invented, you will need to fill out a patent application with the .. (Patents)

Patent Research, Part II

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 Mark Fortimer (June 15, 2007)  Patent searches can be conducted in other ways. The Patent and Trademark Office distributes a weekly list of the patents that were successfully approved during the previous week. This listing is important in competitive patent categories such as pharmaceutical research, to keep abreast of the competition. For more complicated searches, a visit to the library can be done to review the .. (Patents)

Patent Laws Defined, Part II

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 Mark Fortimer (June 15, 2007)  United States Code – Title 35 Part Two Part two of the United States code on obtaining a patent is quite lengthy. It starts off describing the different criteria that must be met by the invention before it can be patented. This section of Title 35 also deals with the various types of patents available, along with how to submit an application to the Patent Office. Part two of the .. (Patents)

Patent Laws Defined, Part I

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 Mark Fortimer (June 15, 2007)  This article will break down some of the laws that a patent carries. An Overview of Patent Laws These laws are difficult for a non-lawyer to understand, but not impossible. The patent laws administered by the Patent and Trademark Office are contained within Title 35 of the United States Code. The USPTO oversee the laws dedicated to patents. Title 35 of the United States Code is .. (Patents)

Patent History, Part II

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 Mark Fortimer (June 15, 2007)  The Patent Act was further amended in 1836, when it was realized that a more thorough description was needed; without a thorough description of the invention, it was harder to file a lawsuit against someone accused of illegally using the patent. After this amendment was made to the way in which patents are described, the patent act underwent major changes in 1836. These changes were .. (Patents)

Patent History, Part I

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 Mark Fortimer (June 15, 2007)  You are about to learn a brief history of patents and how they become to be so essential in business as we know it. The first written mention of modern patents we know of are in 15th century business documents from Italy. Italy was one of the first countries to make it possible for an investor to protect an idea by obtaining government or official recognition of the creative act. This .. (Patents)




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