5 Negative Effects of Patent Application Rejection on Patent Attorneys

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“Patent drawings are not important for the patent filing process”, said a layman But you know it.  I know it.  Any qualified patent attorney knows it that if you want to increase your chances of getting your patent filing approved, patent drawings are incredibly important. Why is it so? Why are patent drawings so much … Read more

A Science Fiction Patent?

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There are many requirements that an invention must fulfill in order to be granted a patent. The invention must be novel, non-obvious, and useful. Note that “proven to work” is not on the list of requirements. You don’t necessarily have to build a prototype to get a patent. A great example is US Patent 10,144,532 … Read more

Don’t Make an Unintended Claim in a Design Patent Drawing

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Following a drawing convention in the wrong way can result in your design patent being misinterpreted by the courts – greatly reducing the value of your patent because it won’t be protecting what you thought it was protecting. simplehuman, LLC, learned this lesson the hard way in a recent court battle with iTouchless Housewares and … Read more

Utility vs. Design Patents: Which is Better?

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Asking “which is better, a utility patent or a design patent?” is similar to asking, “which is better, a Humvee or a Ferrari?” It all depends on what you need it for. If you want to drive up rugged mountain roads and cross a stream, a Ferrari won’t be much use. If you want to … Read more