A provisional patent application can provide a means of inexpensive patent protection and secure a priority date for a non-provisional patent. This is particularly important in the U.S. because patent rights are determined by the first inventor to disclose or file on an invention, not the first inventor to conceive of the invention.
Yuri L. Eliezer
Inventors are those who help conceive an aspect of the claimed subject matter in a patent application. Several tests can be used to determine who is a true inventor.
China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) has announced that it will be ending those subsidies in a new notice. Additionally, it will be strictly enforcing new requirements and punitive measures to regulate abnormal patent applications.
When considering patent protection overseas, it is important to work with a patent attorney who understands the potential obstacles of foreign jurisdictions. What may be a non-issue in your jurisdiction may present challenges elsewhere, such as the challenge described in the “means-plus-function” case study below.
Article 1185 introduces punitive damages “for those who willfully infringe other’s intellectual property, and when the circumstance is serious, the infringed has the right to claim for punitive damages.”
Arguably the most fulfilling moment of patent prosecution is the moment you receive a Notice of Allowance in your inbox. Great news – but – just as you might have thought you were done with patent expenses… be prepared to make some difficult decisions if you’re on a limited budget.
This article explores the filing of a continuation application – with a list of advantages…
When it comes to navigating the highly competitive realm of advanced technology, it is essential to understand how to protect your intellectual property in the US and internationally. With the increased outsourcing of software development to Eastern Europe and Asia, consider securing your intellectual property rights with patents in software-friendly jurisdictions. This article explores India as an excellent consideration.