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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Salina Patent Attorneys
Our experienced Salina 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 Salina 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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Why Is Software Patent or Copyright Important?
A software patent or copyright is a legal way to protect your software source code, idea, or invention.
Every software developer or company has to choose between patent and copyright. Some decide they want both. To make the choice, you have to think about what you're protecting. Are you protecting the code itself, or are you protecting the software idea and the process? Getting a patent versus registering a copyright are very different processes and might also change what you want to do with your software.
Software counts as intellectual property (IP.) IP is an original work that isn't tangible, but that is valuable. Lots of avenues, including copyright and patent, exist under the law to protect IP.
Both patents and copyrights protect soft
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What Is a Patent Infringement Case?
Patent infringement cases result when a patent owner, or any entity who holds sufficient interest in a U.S. patent, files legal action against someone they claim is using the patented creation without permission.
Your defenses in a patent infringement case can include:
- Invalidating the patent
- Claiming non-infringement
- Citing prior use, first sale or repair doctrines, inequitable conduct, patent misuse, or limitation on rights
- Laches, formerly an important defense, may soon no longer be valid
Overview of a United States Patent
United States patents are issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). They cover all useful and non-obvious inventions. A patent gives you the right to prevent others from making, using, selling, offering for sale, or importing the patent
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What Is a Patent Application Search?
A patent application search is a step in the process of applying for a patent. To do this, you must search the database of existing patents to make sure your idea qualifies for patent protection. If your invention has already been patented, you won't receive a patent so there is no point in wasting time and money to apply.
The first step to apply for a patent is to make sure that someone else hasn't already secured protection on the same idea. The patent process can cost more than $10,000. While a patent application search isn't a necessary step, it is highly recommended. When you conduct a thorough search, you can highlight any differences between prior art that you found when submitting your application. You could also save a lot of time and money that would be wasted if you apply for a patent on something that is already listed in the patent database.
A U.S.-issued patent gives the holde
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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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Why Use Multiple Patent Databases?
A patent database comparison is important since multiple patent databases are typically used during a patent search due to the fact that patents get issued worldwide for many inventions and products. If you're searching for a patent, using the right patent database will save you time.
Governments, businesses, and private organizations create patent databases to help inventors see if their ideas are already patented. Each database offers a different time range for patents, updating frequency, types of patents you can look for, and different levels of use. Some patent databases are free to search, and some charge users a fee.
To help you with your patent search, this patent database comparison lists:
- Who publishes the database
- What type of patents you can find
- What features each database has