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Provisional Patent Applications: DIY

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Patent Law Education

A blog by our patent attorney.

Advantages of filing a design patent application along with a utility patent application


Usually, inventors would either file a utility (provisional or non-provisional)  patent application or a design patent application. As a patent attorney, I’m asked the difference between the two almost everyday. For starters, you can read about the difference between a design patent application and a utility patent application here.  Design patents are often ignored by...

Best Practices To Draft Software Patent Applications post-Alice


Drafting software patent applications to successfully procure a patent has become a complicated task in a post-Alice world. First I’ll discuss the case law set by the Supreme Court in Alice; then I’ll provide tips on how to draft a software patent application geared towards success. In 2014, for the first time, the U.S. Supreme...

What is the Process to Obtain a Patent?


The process to obtain  a utility patent can be confusing for non-lawyers. While not all aspects (like international filings, applications made special, expedited examination, etc.) are covered, this post attempts to simplify a rather complicated process. For patent protection in the US, an applicant can file a provisional utility patent application, a non-provisional utility patent...

Software Based Business Method Patent Applications


This posting is about USPTO’s internal ‘politics’ and how it affects your software patent rights when it comes to business method related patent applications, and more importantly how a patent attorney can use this information to benefit their clients. Most software patent applications, during examination, will receive an initial 35 U.S.C. § 101 abstract rejection...

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