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Micro Entity Certification

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This is a video recap of the criteria and process for gaining micro entity status for your patent applications and patents. You can … [Continue reading]

5 Reasons to Hire a Pro for your Patent Application

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There is no way to get around it, patents are complicated! That doesn't mean that there aren't plenty of people out there who want to … [Continue reading]

Design Patents vs Utility Patents

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Design and utility patents are two of three types of patents you can get in the US. There can be some confusion between the two, and … [Continue reading]

Provisional vs Non-Provisional Patent Applications

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Provisional patent applications are getting a lot of attention these days as we transition from First to Invent to First Inventor to … [Continue reading]

First to File Changes to the US Patent System

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On March 16, 2013, the US Patent System will transition from a First to Invent standard to the First to File standard favored by most … [Continue reading]

Micro Entity Status and Fee Changes at the USPTO

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On March 19, 2013, we'll be seeing a new fee schedule go into effect at the US Patent and Trademark Office. As part of the new fee … [Continue reading]

The Costs and Timeframes for Pursuing a US Patent

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This video lays out the process, costs and timeframes, for moving from invention to patent. In making it, I realized that there is so … [Continue reading]

Inventorship, Reduction to Practice, and Ownership of Patents

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These videos discuss the very important concepts of inventorship, ownership, and reduction to practice. Inventorship and Reduction to … [Continue reading]