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Is it a method or a device patent?

Joseph Mingrone

Is it a method or a device patent?
« on: November 29, 2019, 02:44:24 PM »
Hi Brad,

   First, great site.  I've learned a lot reading through your responses.

My invention is something I discovered a few months ago after experimenting on my own vehicle.  The invention fixes a well known, undesireable behavior for which the only current workaround is invasive, expensive and beyond DIY.  My goal from the start was to develop a device that fixes the behavior without hardware hacks, firmware hacks or wiring changes ad could be iinstalled in minutes as a DIY.  The invention achieves this goal.

The circuit that does the job is dirt simple (and easy to reverse engineer).  The novelty of the invention is WHAT the signal is and HOW and WHERE it connects to the vehicle, not how to generate the signal, which is easy. 

My question is...do I write this up as a method, a circuit, or some combination of the two? Does it even matter what I call it in the PPA?   Thanks.


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Re: Is it a method or a device patent?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2019, 09:26:53 AM »
You can claim both.   I would have some figures and descriptions of the device itself and any connectors needed plus some description and claims on the method.

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