Tag: patentability

Do You Have a Patentable Invention?

Contrary to popular belief, ideas, by themselves, cannot be patented. The idea is the first crucial step toward being able to obtain a patent on an invention.

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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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