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- Is it patentable, an abstract idea, a formula, or a product of nature?
- Is it public or obvious? Is it publicly available, or prior ideas be easily combined, substituted, or tried in obvious way?
- Should I file provisional or non-provisional application?
- Should I file utility or design application? What is the filing process?
- How about rejections, objections, reexamination, or appeal?
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- Less time explaining invention – we get it quickly.
- Diligently prosecute patents – explore invention in-depth, considering all the examples, boundaries & limitations.
- Don’t compromise – don’t limit patent scope.
- Prevent vulnerability to obviousness attacks on patent.
- Ensure large patent scope that maintains higher value in future.
- Protect inventions in multiple ways – protection from all perspectives to safeguard invention.
- Exclusively patent focused – so we understand it better.
- Client first service – customized, innovative and creative solutions.
- Quality Assured Patent for Electrical, Computer, Software, Mechanical, and Medical inventions using many years of ECE, CS, and Engineering experience and rigorous Total Quality Management.
Client Testimonials about Our Services
The patent attorney has helped us with two patents. What impressed us the most is his expertise in both technicality and law. Our previous perception of working with patent lawyers was that they may do a good job in filing and negotiating, but when it comes to drafting and especially the iterations of revisions, it takes a lot of time and effort to explain to them and reach an agreement. In this case, he has the technical background comparable to that of the inventors, so we only needed the extent of details sufficient to communicate with a co-inventor/colleague. In particular, in the process of drafting, he was clear about the key point of each claim and how the system works, and able to make the modifications to satisfy the filing requirements. When later we had to revise the claims a few times, he always managed to make the best trade-off possible that addressed the patent examiner’s challenges, while not hurting the scope and value of the invention. With the complexity already time-consuming for us (as required by filing a patent), he could even maintain a turnaround of a day or just several hours.
Moreover, his helpfulness was also reflected in the sense that he made us convinced and understood the rationale of each decision point, instead of just making the changes on his own, so that we as the inventors can be synced and participate to achieve a better outcome. In the long term, what we’ve learned from him, the legal aspects and best practices, will facilitate our future research and production of inventions, as we were not well aware of these before.
Overall, during the whole process of both patents, we never felt that we were trying to “use” a patent lawyer, but just interacting with another co-inventor, in terms of: ownership, hard work, knowledge and ease of communication.
L. Zhao (Carleton University, Canada) and M. Mannan (Concordia University, Canada)
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Our Sample Patents
A method of evaluating secrets in a computer system’s trusted execution environment, wherein after evaluation of secrets, a securely stored encryption key is either retrieved or deleted upon entering corresponding secret (password, graphical password, biometric information, data sequence, security token, etc.) or secrets. Deletion of the encryption key can happen in a verifiable manner or in a non-verifiable manner. If a storage is encrypted with the encryption key, deletion of the encryption key makes the encrypted storage irreversibly undecryptable, while retrieval of the key permits decryption of the storage. Two encryption keys can be used to encrypt two separate storages, and then securely stored and processed in the trusted execution environment. Each of the two encryption keys can be retrieved using one or more associated secrets (passwords, etc.), and one or more other secrets would delete the encryption key associated with a preselected storage.
A system for protecting user-editable files against unauthorized data alteration or against compromised operating systems or compromised applications. It comprises of untrusted operating environments and a trusted operating environment. One or more untrusted operating environments makes available user-editable files for creation and editing, and are stored in a non-protected partition of storage drive. The trusted operating environment provides an authentication key to access protected partition of storage drive, and stores copies of user-editable files in a protected partition of storage drive. Each new stored copy of a user-editable file in the protected partition corresponds to a new or an updated version of the user-editable file. A set of files and folders can be initially selected in an uncompromised untrusted operating environment. A trusted updater module running inside the trusted operating environment can perform copying to protected partition. Scheduled tasks can also copy user-editable files. Untrusted operating environment can also be suspended prior to triggering the trusted environment.
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What is a Patent
To promote the progress of science and useful arts exclusive rights are granted to inventors for limited times. This exclusive right to exclude others from using invention is patent.
Patent right does not necessarily grant the inventor a right to use the invention. For example, if an inventor has a patent that covers elements A, B, and C, it gives right to exclude others from using any process, machine, manufacture or composition of matter that has elements A, B, and C. However, if another inventor has a patent that covers elements A and B, that patent can excludes others from using anything comprising A and B, irrespective of whether it also comprises element C.
Protect Your Ideas and Inventions
Patent Your Ideas
Ideas are important. Ideas can be a new and useful process, machine, composition of matter, or manufactured article. Ideas could also be a simple but not-obvious improvement of a process, machine, composition, or manufacture. All these ideas are patentable. As long as the idea is not an abstract idea, a formula, an algorithm, or a natural process, it is patentable, unless somebody has already publicly disclosed it or it is an obvious idea.
Patented ideas are more valuable than ideas that are not patented. Ideas can be kept secret as a trade secret hoping that nobody finds out or comes up the same idea. Ideas can be built into a successful business or product hoping that nobody can catch up. Trying to protect ideas with trade secrets or business advantages cannot stop competitors. Only patented ideas can exclude competitors, as the patent grants a right to exclude others for about 20 years. Utility patents give a legal right for 20 years. Design patents grant a legal right for 15 years.
Patenting might be more important than Trademark or Incorporation
If somebody has an idea and wants to build a business based on that idea, patenting that idea is one of the most important things to do. Protecting an idea with a patent is more important than Trademark or Business Organization in many cases. Proper business organization can save tax and protect from creditors and liabilities. Trademarks are important to protect the brand. However, these don’t stop competitors from building the same business and product under a different brand. Patent protection, on the other hand, can safeguard the business from competitors by legally excluding them from using the patented idea.
Provisional Application or Nonprovisional Application?
Filing a non-provisional patent application is more important than filing a provisional patent application. Provisional patent applications are not examined, and are abandoned after 1 year. A non-provisional patent application has to be filed within 1 year after filing the provisional patent application to avoid abandonment and losing the idea to the public domain.
Utility Patent or Design Patent
If the idea does not have any functionality or use, a design patent application can be filed in many cases. Design patent protects shape or surface ornamentation for an article of manufacture.
Rejections and Objections to Patent Application
After filing a patent application, the application is examined by an examiner at the US Patent Office (USPTO). The examiner at first rejects or objects the application in many cases. These rejections and objections have to be responded with sufficient legal arguments or necessary changes as required by the examiner. Responses have to be filed within a couple of months in most cases. The application will become abandoned if a proper response is not filed within the time provided.
PCT or International Patent Application
An international patent application (PCT application) should be filed if protection is sought internationally. The USPTO can act as the receiving office for the PCT application, and it can also perform international search and international examination for the PCT application.
What does “Patent Pending” mean?
“Patent Pending“, “Pat. Pend.” or “Patent Applied For” means a patent application has been filed for an invention. “Patent Pending” does not mean that a patent has been granted or a patent has been issued. After going through patent application examination, it might be rejected. In that case, there is no patent rights in the end. So, saying “Patent Pending” does not give any patent right, and in the end there might be no patent granted or issued.
Why put “Patent Pending” notice?
“Patent Pending” marking gives the public notice of patent application. This notifies a potential future infringer that if application is approved and a patent is issued, they will be infringing the patent. However, there is no damages for infringement before patent is issued.
What is better than “Patent Pending”?
An issued patent with patent number is definitely better than “Patent Pending”. For example, “Pat. 10,756,707“, “Patent 10,866,955“. Issued patent gives legal right to exclude others from making or using the patented invention for about 20 years. Whereas, a patent application does not give any legal right until the application is approved and a patent is issued.
Why mark with “Pat. Number”?
Patent owners are not required to mark patented products with patent number. Doing so gives the benefit of putting future infringers in notice. Patent infringer who infringes a product with such mark have to pay damages. As a patent owner you can collect damages for infringement only if you put the infringer on notice (35 U.S.C. § 287).
Ask questions about patentability of your invention
Is my invention patentable? The invention is patentable only if it falls in one of these 4 categories: (1) a process; (2) a machine or device; (3) a composition of two or more matters; and (4) a tangible article resulting from manufacturing process. Ask more…
Is my invention too abstract? If the invention is not an abstract idea, a formula, a law of nature, an abstract process, a discovery in pure science, a natural phenomenon, a product of nature, or a similar abstract idea or item of nature then it is not patentable. Ask more…
Questions about patent filing and prosecution process
What is the patent process? Getting a patent involves the following steps (Ask more…)
- Check if the idea is patentable. Also check if somebody has already publicly disclosed the invention. This requires searching existing patents and other publications.
- Draft the patent application. This is the most difficult part, as it requires a lot of skill, particularly to draft the legally enforceable claims part of the patent application.
- File the patent application with Patent office, like US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
- Respond to Patent office rejections and objects in timely manner. Patent examiner most of the times comes back with rejects to patent application, usually because the invention is obvious (35 U.S.C. §103) or already publicly disclosed (35 U.S.C. §102). Patent application is abandoned if those rejections are not responded with proper legal arguments.
- In the end, if the patent application is granted, pay the patent issue fee to the patent office. After issue fee is paid, the patent will be officially issued and you would have enforceable patent rights.
Questions about provisional patent application
Should I file a provisional patent application? File a provisional patent application through an experienced attorney only if you need to expedite the process by some days, not to save money. Ask more…
Does provisional patent application cost less? In the long run provisional patent application costs more, because a non-provisional patent application has to be filed within 1 year of the provisional patent application. The fees and expenses paid for provisional patent application becomes an additional expense. Ask more…
Can provisional patent application cause problems? A quickly filed provisional patent application without thorough review can cause problem later when filing non-provisional application, as somethings required disclosures, description, examples and drawings are not included. A thorough review of the invention after searching prior inventions and considering the legal claims can reveal required disclosures, description, examples and drawings. If these are not included in a provisional patent application, but later included in a non-provisional patent application they are considered new subject matter, and can only get the filing date of the non-provisional patent, which is typically about 1 year after the provisional patent filing date. Ask more…
Ask questions about filing patent
- 3 Tips to ensure Patentability of your invention
- Is my invention patentable – is it a process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter? Is it a patent ineligible abstract idea, law of nature, or natural phenomenon? Is it significantly more than an abstract idea with additional elements?
- Is it still possible to patent after publication? Was the invention published or made publicly available more than 1 year ago?
- Can prior inventions be easily combined, substituted, tried in obvious way, or applied using known techniques to produce predictable results? Does that make my invention obvious and not patentable?