Publish Your Patent Application Or Not

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Infringement and Provisional Damages There is no action for infringement of your patent until it actually issues. However, through publication of your application, it may be possible to obtain provisional damages for the time between publication of the application and the issuance of the patent. Once your patent issues, infringement can give rise to treble […]


Publish Your Patent Application Or Not

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Infringement and Provisional Damages There is no action for infringement of your patent until it actually issues. However, through publication of your application, it may be possible to obtain provisional damages for the time between publication of the application and the issuance of the patent. Once your patent issues, infringement can give rise to treble […]


Patent And Protection Variations

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One of the most damaging situations that can hurt the success of your invention is when you have developed an award-winning product only to have your competition copy and profit from your idea. For this reason it is strongly recommended that you patent your product upon its completion. We will be going over different types […]


Invention Faq Answers About Marketing Your Invention

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* What is a patent? A patent is a grant that gives a person the authority to stop others from manufacturing, selling, using, or importing their patented invention. This authority is effective for twenty years from the patent application filing date. It is a contract between a person and the state in which he or […]


Software Companies Face Threat Of Patent Infringement Suits For Overseas Sales But Is It Serious

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A significant case has reached the U.S. Supreme Court that on the surface could expose high-tech companies to greater liability for patent infringement in regard to certain products assembled and sold overseas. However, based on the tenor of the comments and questions by a majority of the Justices of the Court during oral arguments, it […]


File A Patent

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Before you file for a patent you must make a choice to either hire a lawyer to file the patent for you or to do it on your own. If you opt to hire a lawyer to help you file a patent you should be ready to spend some money. Most patent lawyers charge a […]


Understanding Rss Patents And Meta Data

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There are some issues regarding patent applications of RSS and different aspects of Meta Data and what its overall effects would be. When companies are able to patent obvious technical innovations and successfully prevent other companies from moving forward, an unhealthy situation occurs. So how do patents really work in the software industry? Are Patents […]


How Patent Searches Work

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Any inventor should conduct a free patent search in order to determine the patentability of his or her invention. Patent searches have traditionally been limited to a search of the Patent Office’s records of prior patents and publications. The recognition of business method patents combined with the assistance of the Internet made it both necessary […]


Self Serve Patents

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Do it yourself patents can be a great alternative for those who cannot afford to dish out thousands of dollars for a patent lawyer. Filing your own patents can be done but there are some challenges. While not impossible, the biggest drawback on doing it yourself is that you don’t have the luxury of professional […]


Research Finds That 87 Of Consumers Choose Generic Drugs

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The researchers analyzed four drugs: Allegra, Arava, Amaryl and Zithromax. In the second half of 2005, each of these drugs run out of patent protection. Their generic equivalents were bought instead at an average factor of 87 percent within 30 days of the equivalent’s delivery at pharmacies. The research was organized by Medco Health Solutions […]


Invention Marketing And Licensing For The Inventor

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There are a lot of less than forthright organizations that allegedly help individuals sell their inventions to industry. In all my years of working as a patent lawyer, I have never come across a single person who ever used one of these organizations to effectively market or sell their invention. However, I have met several […]


Patents For Inventors Your Questions Answered

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Are you confused about what a patent is and whether you should get one? This is a primer for beginning inventors that answers your most commonly asked questions. 1) What is a patent? A patent is a form of “intellectual property” which rewards persons whom invent a new and non-obvious: a) process or method; b) […]


The Latest Patent Applications Kernel Of Technological Advancement

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The value of freedom in a country is priceless. If one country has freedom of speech and thought then they are sure to have a bright future ahead of them. How so? If a society has freedom of thought then they are free to explore their interests or whatever else that may pique their curiosity, […]


Jeans Fashion Marketing Smart Shopping For Jeans

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Dsquared – Jeans Deal – Buy Sell Jeans: Mens, Womens, Low Rise, Tight, Designer Jeans Jeans are trousers traditionally made from denim, but may also be made from a variety of fabrics particularly including corduroy. Originally intended for work, they became popular among teenagers starting in the 1950s. Historic brands include Levi’s, Jordache, and Wrangler. […]


Google Patent Application User Data As Part Of Ranking Process

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In this third article, we continue to dig into the patent application of Google regarding the method used to rank sites in search results. Interestingly, Google asserts in the application that it “might” consider user data as a factor in organizing search results. What Is User Data? Without being rude, you should already know what […]


Engineers Make Great Inventors

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Or is it that inventors make great engineers? Either way, they go hand-in-hand. Engineers of virtually any specialty get paid to experiment with the technologies of today and add in improvements of their own. In the process, they often create new, useful inventions that may be eligible for a patent. Engineers invent new technologies for […]


Google Patent Application Seo Highlights

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The recent patent application filed by Google details numerous items the search engine uses to rank web pages. The specific application is summarized as: “A method for scoring a document, comprising: identifying a document; obtaining one or more types of history data associated with the document; and generating a score for the document based on […]


Google Use Of Visitor Data In Rankings

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In this article, we continue to dig into the patent application of Google regarding the method used to rank sites in search results. Interestingly, Google asserts in the application that it “might” consider user data as a factor in organizing search results. What Is User Data? Without being rude, you should already know what user […]