In the 1980’s, a high profile Supreme Court case (Diamond v. Chakrabarty) concluded that “anything under the sun made by man” should qualify for patent coverage in the United States. Since that time, we have seen a wide variety of patents being allowed including patents on genetically modified organisms, gene sequences, computer software, and even [...]
I often get questions about what are the options if your provisional patent application is going to expire (remember they only last for 12 months) and you are not ready to commit to a full non-provisional patent application. Can you refile a provisional patent application?
The answer is “it depends”. It depends on if [...]
Last month the patent office started offering a discount for certain individuals and organizations that qualify as a micro entity. If you qualify, you can receive up to 75% off in most patent fees. According to my calculations, this may save you over $3900 during the life of an average patent.
How to qualify as [...]
I speak with a lot of different inventors from around the world each week. Usually most people have spoken with a patent attorney or “patent expert” before they call me and many times they have received the advice that provisional patent applications are a waste of time and money and are not worth it. [...]
A patent will last for 20 years from the date you file it. This is called “Patent Term”. The catch is, sometimes it may take 2-5 years to get through the patent examination process so by the time your patent actually issues, you may only have 15 to 18 years of patent life left. [...]
Let me first start off by saying most (about 95%) of all the patent attorneys I meet are very smart and do great work. Patent attorneys are usually very brainy and even a little bit nerdy. You will typically find a patent attorney that makes $500,000+ per year driving an old Honda minivan or station [...]
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