When it comes to your patent application, you may have seen the terms “CIP,” “Continuation,” and “Divisional,” but what do they mean? How are they
The Road to Patent Registration – Part II
The road to patent registration can be long and confusing – especially for a first-time inventor. In Part I, we reviewed the first five steps: Step
The Road to Patent Registration – Part I
The road to patent registration can be long and confusing – especially for a first-time inventor. Below is Part I of a broad overview of the major
A Breath of Fresh Air
Last week, I had a refreshing and unusual telephone conversation with a patent examiner from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
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
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,