Part 3 describes the best uses for provisional patent applications. Specific business interests and preventing statutory bars to receiving a patent are the key reasons to seek a provisional patent application.
Part 2 details the common pitfalls with provisional patent applications. If an inventor makes a mistake, it could cost them the rights to their patent.
Part 1 describes the rights provided by provisional patent applications. Basically, a provisional patent application is purchasing the right to stand in line.
Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank shook patent practitioners’ understanding of what inventions are patent eligible. This article reviews the status of how computer-related inventions are faring under the Alice framework almost 4 years later.
Written by Patrick Nachtsheim, Legal Extern What is a patent? A patent occurs when the federal government, in exchange for the complete disclosure of an invention, gives an inventor a set of exclusive property rights for an invention for a definite period of time. These rights are not normal property rights. A patent does not mean […]