Patent
Prototyping

Commercialization

Linking inventors to industry

Patent and Protect > USPTO

THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE

WHAT IS THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE ? (USPTO)
Wondering how to patent a product? Patent applications may stand no chance of ever being granted yet they can still be very useful for your product commercially. For instance, many larger companies you pitch to may refuse to sign Confidentiality Agreements with you. They may not want to agree to never to compete in that field, and/or they may not have the necessary legal resources. ’Patent pending’ status is a tried and tested way of demonstrating the intent to vigorously protect the intellectual property of your product. There are ways to achieve this through the patent application process at a reasonable cost. Here’s how to quickly gain patent protection for a product, via a standard-issue utility patent application using a US patent attorney or agent:

MISCELLANEOUS PATENT OFFICE INFO

An inventor cannot receive a United States patent for perpetual motion devices, abstract ideas, laws of nature, or naturally occurring substances. An inventor cannot receive a United States patent for an invention publicly disclosed more than 12 months ago; or in most other countries if it has been disclosed at all.
The material in this site, and/or provided by our advisors, is commercially focused and generalized information about successfully working within the existing legal framework of intellectual property, patents and patent law; and should in no way be viewed or construed as legal advice. Your advisors at Innovate are not and will not be attorneys unless this is specifically stated, so we advise you to contact an intellectual property attorney if you need specific legal information and tactical advice. We can immediately provide you with new invention help, inventor advice, design & prototyping as well as patents and protection. – See more at: Patent Application

RECENT CHANGES TO THE US PATENT SYSTEMAMERICA INVENTS ACT / ‘LEAHY-SMITH’

Many changes have been made to US patent law by this Act. They have been the subject of much discussion, and we include a link below to a review of the potential ramifications of these changes.“Delaying filing patent applications after publicly disclosing one’s invention is foolishly dangerous now, and will remain so. It will also continue to destroy foreign patent rights. Delaying the filing of at least provisional applications for new products still under development will become more dangerous even if kept secret, due to … changes in prior art and its effective dates.”(Paul Morgan PATENTLY-O – “The United States Leading Patent Law Blog”)

 http://www.patentlyo.com/patent/2012/01/2011-recap-the-practically-important-elements-of-the-america-invents-act-of-2011.html

Request a Free Inventors Guide:

The "Inventing for Profit" Guide

Patent Advice/How to Patent an Idea

Confidentiality Agreements

Idea Submission Forms

News & Updates on Innovation

Fields marked with an * are required

Request a Free Inventors Guide:

Help Text

Innovate Product Design will not share you email address. We may occasionally send information about Innovate. Simply email or call us to unsubscribe.

Request a Free Inventors guide:

The "Inventing for Profit" Guide

Patent Advice/How to Patent an Idea

Confidentiality Agreements

Idea Submission Forms

News & Updates on Innovation

Fields marked with an * are required

Request a Free Inventors Guide:

Help Text

Innovate Product Design will not share you email address. We may occasionally send information about Innovate. Simply email or call us to unsubscribe.

The material in this website is commercially focused and generalized information and opinion about successfully working within the existing legal framework of Intellectual Property, patents and patent law; and should in no way be viewed or construed as legal advice. Advisors at Innovate are not and will not be lawyers unless this is specifically stated.