Entries by Yuri Eliezer Esq.

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When Should I Convert My Provisional Patent Application to a Non-Provisional Utility Patent?

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 […]


Intellectual Property 102 – Identifying, Securing, Capitalizing, and Early Stage Enforcement

Legal mistakes can doom even the best startup concepts and founding teams. It is important to know who owns the IP, the proper timing for registration, and how to enforce your legal rights. This presentation gives you a legal road map to successfully safeguard your product or idea. If you are interested in more detail related […]

What Is Biometrics? | Yuri Eliezer Talks About the New Trend with NPR

Biometric technology is the use of fingerprints, iris scans, or voice recognition for user identification. Recently, there has been a growing trend in devices utilizing these features for the purpose of heightened security. Yuri Elizer, patent attorney and CEO of SmartUp, discusses the growing number of patents in this field and the normalization of this […]

Is My Invention Patentable If It Integrates into an Existing Product?

To begin the analysis, we must first answer the following: Is the “invention” something that exists already and you are applying it to an existing product to improve the existing product’s performance? OR Is the “invention” unique and you are applying it to the existing product to improve the product’s performance? Does the “invention” have […]


Public Disclosure – What Happens If Someone Files for a Patent Before You Do?

If an inventor disclosed his/her invention to his partners/university/employer, probably had some form of public disclosure, but did not have a provisional patent – what happens if a person with a similar invention had a provisional patent filed which could come after the first inventor’s disclosure? Which inventor gets the patent? The inventor entitled to […]

The 2 Most Common Rejections of a Patent Application

Several months after your patent application has passed preliminary examination, the process of substantive examination will begin. During substantive patent examination, a patent examiner is assigned to review your application. The patent examiner will, among many other actions, assess your patent claims and perform a patent search based on your claims. If the Examiner finds […]

Nest Patent – Occupancy Pattern Detection, Estimation and Prediction

OCCUPANCY PATTERN DETECTION, ESTIMATION AND PREDICTION   Inventors: FADELL; Anthony Michael; (Portola Valley, CA) ; ROGERS; Matthew Lee; (Los Gatos, CA) ; ROGERS; Kipp Avery; (Chicago, IL) ; ISHIHARA; Abraham K.; (Palo Alto, CA) ; BEN-MENAHEM; Shahar; (Mountain View, CA) ; SHARAN; Rangoli; (Sunnyvale, CA)   Applicant: Name City State Country Type NEST LABS, INC. Palo Alto CA US Assignee: NEST LABS, INC. Palo Alto CA Family […]