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What is a quality patent?

By Doug Weller A quality patent is written to have the maximize potential value to a client. All the disclosure requirements for a patent must be met, yet without disclosing subject matter unrelated to the inventive idea that if publicized…

Patent Application

By Doug Weller In a patent application, an inventor discloses an invention in sufficient detail so that others can make and use the invention. Provided the disclosure is sufficient, the invention is novel and non-obvious,and various other administrative requirements (e.g….

Provisional Patent Applications

By Doug Weller A provisional patent application filed in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) provides a way to obtain a patent filing date while delaying, for up to one year, some of the costs of filing and prosecuting…

Novelty and Nonobviousness

By Doug Weller The most significant hurdles to overcome when considering patentability are the requirements of novelty and nonobviousness. The requirement of novelty essentially means that the invention must be new, not previously known or used by others. The requirement…

Business Methods

By Doug Weller A business method is patentable provided the business method satisfies the criteria for novelty and nonobviousness and is more than a mere “abstract idea”. The U.S. Supreme Court confirmed the patentability of business methods in Bilski et…

Patents List

Patents obtained* by Doug Weller To locate a patent using the official USPTO website, enter the patent number into the search box located here. Patents can also be viewed and downloaded by placing the patent number in the search box…

Reference Links

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) United States Patent and Trademark Depositories United States Copyright Office Overview of Patent Law General Information about United States Patents USPTO Patent Search United States Patent Act United States Code, Title 35 Patents…