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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Bozeman Patent Attorneys
Our experienced Bozeman patent attorneys & lawyers represent individuals and businesses throughout the world with domestic and foreign patent preparation and prosecution matters. They have extensive experience handling applications from nearly every sector of technology, including biotechnology, computer hardware and software, communication networks, internet systems and methods, automotive, medical equipment, construction technology, consumer electronics, and clean technology research and development.
Our patent attorneys are of the most highly trained in the industry, requiring a scientific background, and passing a second level of testing known as the Patent Bar Examination. Thousands of patents are submitted to the patent office every day and a patent committee reviews each patent for its validity. The process requires that correctly drafted documentation present a clear case for the novelty of the invention, which is best made by a patent attorney with a higher education background in your industry.
Our Bozeman patent attorneys & lawyers can help you file a provisional patent, which lasts for 1-year and allows you to immediately begin using/manufacturing your invention with the confidence that your idea is protected. These types of patents are great if you think your idea will change a lot over the next year before you file a (non-provisional) patent. These patents are easier to obtain and are less expensive but you should have a patent lawyer review your provisional patent application to insure that you are meeting your objectives when you file your patent.
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Patent Law: What Is It?
Patent law is part of intellectual property law and controls what inventions qualify for patents, the patent application process, and how patent infringement is handled.
If you want to get legal protection for your inventions, you should understand the basics of patent law. It may also benefit you to have some knowledge of overall intellectual property law, the background of patent law, what requirements an invention must meet before it qualifies for a patent, and some of the issues that make patent law difficult to navigate.
What Is a Patent?
A patent is a property right that gives an inventor the legal ability to stop others from making, using, or selling an invention for a certain amount of time.
There are three distinct types of p
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What Is Patent Misuse?
Patent misuse occurs when patent owners abuse their patent rights, typically for utility patents, in a way that prevents normal commerce and trade. It is the first line of defense for people who are accused of patent infringement. When faced with a lawsuit from a patent holder, the goal of the alleged infringer is to prove that the patent owner is using his or her patent privileges to stifle competition.
Over the last decade, the courts have tried multiple times to define patent misuse and how to prove it. While they have made strides, there are still a few gray areas.
Patent Misuse: A Closer Look
Patent misuse means that patent owners try to use their patent beyond what the patent allows. If a judgement is made that this has occurred, the patent becomes unenforceable — even if it is otherwise valid.
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What Is a Patent?
A patent is a set of exclusive rights governed by a state and granted to an inventor for a set period of time in exchange for the disclosure of the creation. If you have patented an invention, you have developed something special and different.
What Is an Invention?
An invention is a concept or object that is newly created and never made before. However, "What is an invention?" is truly a complicated question today. Another question emerges. What truly makes a thing unique or different from what came before it? The Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals, as well as the Patent and Trademark Office, have developed specific language to define what makes up a genuine invention.
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Software Patent Examples: What Are They?
Software patent examples help people who invent software to know what types of software are patentable in the United States. These include virus detection software, web interfaces, content filtering software, video compression software, and more.
Real-World Software Patent Examples
Amazon One-Click, U.S. Patent No. 5,960,411
The One-Click software lets internet shoppers avoid the online shopping cart. If the user has their payment, billing, and shipping information saved, they can buy something with a single click.
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What Is a Food Patent?
A food patent is a type of utility patent that covers edible products and food-related processes and compositions. The federal government tries to encourage innovation in all fields, including cooking, by granting patents through the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Food patents can be lucrative. Inventors of new recipes with significant appeal should apply for a patent.
Can a Person Patent a Food or Recipe?
Patent Class 426 allows for the patenting of foods and recipes. The language of this rule covers foods and edible materials. The law views food as a composition of matter, which is one of the categories eligible for patents.
An inventor can create a new composition that alters the structure in an innovative way. In other words, a chef can prove originality by crafting a recipe that no one else has ever made before. It still has to meet the same criteria for patents as anything else: