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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Valparaiso Patent Attorneys
Our experienced Valparaiso 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 Valparaiso 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 the Machine-or-Transformation Test?
The machine-or-transformation test was the sole test used by the court, prior to 2010, to determine patent eligibility. The test requires claims to be tied to a particular machine or apparatus, or have it transform an article from one state to another.
In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court argued in Bilski v. Kappos that a patentable process can't be solely tied to a particular machine or apparatus or involve transformations of a particular article into a different state of matter. This means that many software patents and business method patents remain patentable.
The Supreme Court decided that laws of nature, natural phenomena, and abstract
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What Is Startup Intellectual Property?
Intellectual property (IP) for startups includes using copyrights, trademarks, and patents. Safeguarding IP is much easier in the beginning phases of your business than after those ideas have become successful. IP protection puts legal checks on your competition, preventing others from infringing on and profiting from your property. A sound IP strategy from the beginning can also help attract investors, suppliers, partners, and more because this form of protection offers more security with any potential success.
Typically, startups seek protection for inventions, logos, business names, and software. Different types of
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Patent Description: What Is It?
A patent description is a part of how you patent an idea that explains the invention, design, or plant you've developed and forms an essential part of your patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
The patent description should include everything that makes your invention new. It must also include the information necessary for an average person to make your invention.
Together with the claims component, a patent description is known as the specification. A patent description includes the following sections:
- Title: This label explains your invention or design in a straightforward way.
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How Do You Write a Provisional Patent?
A provisional patent application is fairly simple, but it must include the following:
- A written, detailed description of the invention
- Drawings or illustrated figures that support the invention
- Text that describes the drawings or figures
- Your name and contact information
- Your lawyer's name and contact information
- A cover sheet
A provisional patent application is not legally binding and does not actually patent your invention. However, it does give you a full year from the filing date to submit the
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Patent Prototype: What Is It?
A patent prototype is a model, first creation, draft, or patent drawing of an invention. Prototypes are excellent ways to prove your concept or idea, but are not required in the patent application process by the United States Patent Office (USPO). This means you do not need a prototype to attain a patent and likewise, don't need a patent to create a prototype.
A patent signifies ownership of an invention or idea and protects the owner from infringement of that patent. Patent applications should be as detailed and thorough as possible. To show details, many applications include patent drawings or prototypes. So, while a prototype is not required for your patent application, it