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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Evanston Patent Attorneys
Our experienced Evanston 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 Evanston 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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What Is a Patent Disclosure?
A patent disclosure is a public claim of data about an invention. In general, it is any part of the patenting process in which data regarding an invention is disclosed. A good disclosure tells someone else how to create the product.
Why Is a Patent Disclosure Important?
The U.S. Constitution gives Congress the right to offer exclusive rights to people for their inventions for set periods of time. This is only if and when the inventor agrees to adequately disclose the invention in writing.
A formal patent disclosure is used by people who are involved in preparing a patent application, such as inventors and attorneys. It stipulates a set of claims regarding the invention, as well as other data that reveals the unique nature of the product. It should be expressed in writing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (US
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Utility Patent Application: What Is It?
Utility patent applications offer intellectual property protection and give you exclusive rights to prevent others from making, selling, or profiting from your original invention. Utility patents are the most common type of patent, others being design patents, plant patents, and more. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issues utility patents.
To be patentable, an invention has to meet patent requirements. It must be novel, useful, non-obvious, and not previously disclosed. Utility patents cover the functional aspects of several types of inventions:
- Machines: This includes products with moving parts.
- Manufactured Articles:
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What Is Patent Ambiguity?
Patent ambiguity refers to uncertainty on the face of a legal document. This gives the agreement or contract an indefinite meaning. When a document includes a patent ambiguity, no external evidence can show the testator's intention, which remains unclear. A patent ambiguity may invalidate an agreement or contract.
Patent Ambiguity: What Is It?
Also known as intrinsic ambiguity, ambiguitas patens, or Section 93 of the Indian Evidence Act, patent ambiguity makes the intention behind a legal document unclear. Relying on the plain meaning of the words doesn't allow for clear interpretation. Instead, the document's obscure or senseless language makes its overall meaning ambiguous.
This happens, for instance, when a contract includes two sale prices that contradict each other. Patent ambiguities also arise in last wills and testaments, such as when a will doesn't state the gift for the beneficiary or off
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Patent Help: What Is It?
Patent help can be sought from a patent lawyer. A patent protects your intellectual property.If you've come up with an invention idea, protecting it from use by other people helps protect not only your ability to make a living from your invention but also the spirit of innovation that drives our culture forward. You can gain this protection through the patent process.
Why Is a Patent Important?
Patents protect your process or invention. There are three types of patents:
- Utility patents, the most common form, protect processes, machines, manufactured articles or compositions of matter, as well as improvements on any of those.
- Design patents protect ornamental designs and forms for manufactured articles.
- Plant patents are granted to those who invent or discover asexually reproduced new varieties of plants that are not fo
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Patent Example: What Is It?
A patent example is a sample of a patent that has already been granted to someone. A patent example is useful for someone who is applying for a patent and wants to know what information is necessary to include in their patent application.
A patent gives inventors the rights to own their inventions. A patent is granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office or USPTO. Once inventors are granted their patents, they have exclusive, legal protection to own, produce, sell, use, and create their product for 20 years. This term of 20 years of ownership was established because innovation and technology often make a patent obsolete after 20 years or less.
The system of patenting new technology or inventions was developed to encourage people to pursue new ideas. Because a patent gives inventors the rights to their inventions, it also gives them a way to monetize their inventions by either selling the patent or the right to use t