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Using Negative Limitations to Broaden Software Patent Claims

Jan 14, 2015 |
Software patents are often limited in the breadth of their claims because of slightly similar technologies directed to different applications that nevertheless include similar inventive elements. For ... Read more

The Truth About Patent Trolls

Dec 25, 2014 |
A patent troll is in the field of intellectual property, and more specifically that of licensing. It is the name given to a company or an individual who uses the licensing and patent litigation as the ... Read more

Patenting a Consumer Oriented Product - Emphasizing Function As Well As Form

Dec 25, 2014 |
Every year, entrepreneurs introduce into the market hundreds of new consumer-oriented products. These products cater to a variety of personal activities: cooking, personal care, sports, gardening, ... Read more

Investing in Patents: A Four-Point Checklist

Dec 25, 2014 |
In some cases, a business model is based on the assumption that a patent portfolio will ensure exclusive access to customers wishing to buy a particular product or service. This assumed exclusivity ... Read more

Using Someone Else's Patent to Bring A Product to Market

Dec 25, 2014 |
Often inventors and innovators will come up with a way to make a better mousetrap. Often they will find others hold patents to a critical component to make this better mousetrap innovation or ... Read more


Mar 31, 2016 |
Patents: Spirit, interpretation of the patent law (U.S.) with reference to court decisions. -The promotion of the progress of science and the useful arts (i.e. technology technologies) is the main ... Read more

Patent Pros & Cons

Apr 14, 2014 |
Trying to decide whether or not to file a patent on an idea can be overwhelming for those unfamiliar with patents and the process. Often, good ideas go unpatented because of lack of enthusiasm from ... Read more

Free Patents Online

Aug 16, 2008 |
Provides free patent searching, free PDF downloading, allows annoting documents and sharing them, and free alerts for new documents. ... Read more