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Can I Patent My Software Invention?

A software patent refers to a patent directed to a computer implemented process. Software patent applications that describe ways a computer implemented process is faster, more accurate, provides enhanced functionality, etc. are more likely to be granted than those that just use a computer to perform an existing process more efficiently.

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What is an International PCT Patent Application?

The Patent Cooperation Treaty allows applicants to seek patent protection internationally for their inventions. Filing an international patent application is usually still more expensive than filing a national application directly in the U.S. so proper search and preparation is important before you file.

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What is the process for obtaining a U.S. Patent?

Obtaining a patent in the U.S. can be a very time-consuming and expensive process that typically involves several steps. Prior to filing a patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, it is best to first find out whether your invention has already been patented.

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2014 Updated USPTO Patent Examination Guidelines

2014 Updated USPTO Patent Examination Guidelines regarding patent eligibility.

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What is Patent Marking?

Patent marking is the process of adding notices on your products to notify others that these products are either patented or that a patent application has been filed on these products.

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Can I Patent my Biotechnology or Life Sciences Invention?

The USPTO has instituted new guidelines for patenting natural substances. Does your invention constitutes a “natural substance” and will fall under these new guidelines?

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I Want to Patent an Invention. Where Do I Start?

To start a patent, first we begin with an Initial Patent Assessment project to learn about your invention, and advise you on some of the USPTO requirements for patentability, to determine your eligibility for filing a patent application.

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Can I Patent My Software or E-Commerce Invention?

Patenting software and Internet commerce related inventions has become tricky. If you are interested in patenting a new software or Internet invention, please contact us for a Section 101 Abstract Idea consultation.

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How to Patent an Idea

Patenting an idea involves a variety of different steps. A good patent lawyer will be able to help you understand whether or not your idea is worth patenting as an initial step.

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AIA Proposed First-to-Invent Rules

On Thursday, July 26, 2012, the USPTO announced publication in the Federal Register of proposed rules and proposed examination guidelines for the first-inventor-to-file provision of the AIA. The first-inventor-to-file provision converts the United States from a “first-to-invent” to a “first-inventor-to-file” system. How will this affect our clients, the inventors?  Primarily by making it more important […]

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