Over the course of my practice, I've developed two different presentations that have helped my clients. 1. 7 Core Concepts: Fundamentals for Patent Protection 2. DIY Patent Search: 3 steps for effectively searching the prior art Click on the links above for detailed information on both presentations. If you would like to me to present this information to your engineers … [Read more...]
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7 Core Concepts: Patent Fundamentals Watch the seminar Web based patent seminar on the 7 core concepts, fundamental to your understanding of how to protect an idea with a patent. I will expand on the basics of protecting your idea with a patent. For more information on each topic, click on the links below. The 7 core concepts form the basis for deciding whether to file … [Read more...]
Prioritized Examination The Patent Office and Congress has responded to the patent user community. Many people were complaining that the examination process took too long. It currently takes about 2 to 3 years before your patent application is examined by the Patent Office. In years past, the Patent Office has given preferential treatment in special circumstances such as … [Read more...]
Los Angeles companies have been transitioning from communications to bio-tech. In contrast, Irvine has consistently been inventing in the areas of surgery, bio-tech and prosthesis. As the chart below shows, Los Angeles companies were inventing and patenting inventions in the field of communications. However, over the past decade, they have transitioned to bio-tech … [Read more...]
The City of Irvine is the hub of the patent community within Orange County, California based on the number of patents granted to residents and businesses of the neighboring cities. Irvine residents and businesses were recently granted at least TEN (10) times the number of patents compared to residents and businesses of neighboring cites based on the 2010 numbers. For 2011, … [Read more...]
The rules regarding continuation practice and claim practice which were proposed and would have been implemented in 2007 have been enjoined ever since. On September 21, 2009, the Patent Office with GlaxoSmithKline and Dr. Tafas filed a joint motion to dismiss the appeal and vacate the judgment of the district court since the Patent Office has now rescinded the proposed … [Read more...]