A client recently asked: I have a few inventions and I’m wondering if I can save money by combining them into a single provisional patent application? Your Patent Portfolio should always be developed with your business goals in mind. I passed the question back to the client and asked, what do you intend to do […]
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A provisional patent application is a 12-month place-holder for a utility patent. The USPTO allows you to label your invention as Patent-Pending during this 12 month period. If a utility patent is not filed within the 12-month period, your spot in line is lost! Once the utility patent is filed, your utility patent filing claims […]
I’ve added additional details to my invention/idea but I’ve already filed for patent. Can I modify my patent application after I’ve already filed it? A very common question indeed. The break down is quite easy to understand when following this logic: ADDING NEW SUBJECT MATTER Any Patent-Pending Application, whether it is Provisional or Non-Provisional, cannot […]
A question I get asked rather often – what does International Patent Protection mean? Then, after I recommend the filing of an international patent application (known as a PCT application, but will get to that later), my clients frequently ask: “wait, I have to file for an international patent application and it’s not even a […]
Most savvy entrepreneurs know to apply for trademarks on their product names, company names, logos and slogans. Of those, inventors who make board games often go straight to patent filings and forget about the trademark analysis, as explored in my article here: This article considers a sub-category of trademark law that allows for some interesting […]
Here is a common question I get from clients: I invented a new type of diagram design related to social sciences. How can I legally prevent anyone else from teaching and displaying my diagram? Let’s say I was the first to invent the Venn diagram. Can I obtain a copyright or a patent prevent anyone […]
Clients often present to me some ‘patents’ they found through Google and ask me if they infringe the subject matter of the patent. This is a very loaded question and difficult to answer. But before even getting to the answer, it’s important to understand what the “patent” document cited by the client actually is. First, […]
One provisional may serve the basis to as many non-provisionals as you would like. As long as you file at least one non-provisional within 12 months of the provisional, you can continue to file additional non-provisional claiming priority back to the same provisional SO LONG AS you do not add ‘new subject matter’ that was […]
I usually get asked the question: If I rush to convert my provisional to a non-provisional patent filing, does that reduce the risk of someone having a third party receiving a patent on the same subject matter? Typically, there is NO rush in filing the non-provisional utility patent application once you’ve already secured a provisional […]
A provisional patent application filing receipt indicates that the USPTO has granted you a patent priority date. The patent priority date is the same day as your patent filing date in the case of a provisional patent application filing. From this date forward, you have 12 months to file a non-provisional patent application claiming priority […]