How to file a U.S. design patent application? Protecting ornamental designs is one of the crucial aspects of manufacturing companies at a global level today. Since the products consistently are driven through customers’ changing requirements, their respective designs improved. It is understood that design patents provide protection of the ornamental design or shape of the […]
How to Search for State-of-the-Art?
How to Search for State-of-the-Art? Inventions to be patented are either absolutely novel or an improvement suggested to the previous or existing solutions present in the market. As the innovation industry evolves every decade, various solutions to existing problems are identified and filed with patent offices. These solutions are more economical, less complex, and easily […]
How to conduct an effective FTO Search
How to conduct an effective FTO Search A Freedom-to-Operate (FTO) search is performed to understand enforceable patents that can become a cause of patent infringement while launching a product or a service in a jurisdiction. From an effective launch standpoint, it is one of the crucial steps to evaluate and judge if the product developed […]
How to Get a Patent in the US?
The United States is the innovation hub for various technologies based inventions that are filed with the patent office (USPTO) directly or with a foreign priority. Every year, hundreds of thousands of patent applications (Provisional or Non-provisional) are filed with the U.S. patent office. Each application covers a novel idea that requires a thorough inspection […]
Evidence of Use (EoU Charting) – Best Practice(s)
Evidence-of-Use (EoU) is categorized as one of the most crucial services for patent portfolio managers, patent practitioners, and individual inventors. It is the foremost analysis step to pursue patent litigation or licensing with potential parties. It is advisable to check for potential infringement in order to license the patented technology for monetary benefits. However, the […]
Patent Drafting Strategies – What to follow and What to avoid?
Patent drafting has been one of the most crucial exercises for any IP professional to understand and develop skills around. Quality patent application ensures client’s invention boundaries are well protected and infringement levels are low. There are numerous guidelines that advise on steps to be followed while writing a professional patent application draft but they […]
Patent Landscape Search
Patent landscape search has been a conventional yet a smart approach to enter or understand the patent market within one or more jurisdictions. It is often used synonymously with patent FTO search as well. However, both of these searches are related amongst themselves. From a conventional standpoint, a patent landscape study allows us to understand […]
Patent Illustrations: Best Practises
Illustrations commonly referred to as drawings form an integral part of intellectual property. They contribute immensely in expressing different types of intellectual property, ranging from Patents, Trademark, and industrial designs to many more. Each of these intellectual properties is supported by illustrations and is admissible with certain rules governed by the patent office. Illustrations form […]
Effective Patent Search
A Patent Search is conducted to evaluate the multiple objectives. Sometimes it is used to check the novelty of an invention and sometimes to kill the invention. In addition, the patent search is more commonly phrased as a prior art search. It helps to determine whether the invention is new, patentable and non-obvious. In simple […]
China’s war chest of rare earth patents give an insight into total domination of the industry
China is strengthening its grip on the rare earths supply chain and could use its dominant position as a bargaining chip in its trade war with the US. China has been investing heavily in facilities to do the bulk of the dirty and environmentally damaging mining and ore processing work for the world, systematically turning […]