Last week, I had a refreshing and unusual telephone conversation with a patent examiner from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Patent vs Trademark
It’s not uncommon for us to get calls from prospective clients who want us to “patent their logo,” or otherwise incorrectly try to use intellectual
Can I File My Own Patent Application?
Nineteenth-century French playwright Charles-Guillaume Etienne wrote, "On n'est jamais servi si bien que par soi-même," which roughly translates to,
Owning a Patent vs Practicing a Patent
If a person gets a patent from USPTO, it might seem reasonable to think that the owner has the right to manufacture their patented invention – also
Another Weapon against Patent Trolls: Arizona Patent Troll Prevention Act
In May 2016, the Arizona Patent Troll Prevention Act became law, and Arizona joined the ranks of states that create laws geared at stopping patent
Mark Your Patented and Patent-Pending Inventions
Once you, the inventor, have filed a patent application, don’t just twiddle your thumbs for 3-5 years to see if your patent is granted. Start taking
How to Kill your Patent Application
When you (the inventor) submit an application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a design or utility patent, an examiner
Top 5 Reasons an Inventor Won’t Get a Patent
At Venjuris, we work on dozens of patent projects every year. Unfortunately, not everyone who wants a patent can get one. This week, I asked the
How Long does it Take to Get a Patent?
One of the most common questions we hear from clients seeking a utility patent is, “How long does this process take?” (The other common question is,