Patent Infringement Litigation

A patent gives the patent owner the right to exclude others from using the invention. If another person or company makes, uses, sells, offers for sale the invention claimed in the patent, that other person or company is said to be infringing on the patent rights of the patent owner. The patent owner in such Read more about Patent Infringement Litigation[…]

Requirements of a Patent

Patent protection is provided through a registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Once registered, a patent gives a patent owner the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, distributing or importing the subject of the patent for a certain period of time. However, only certain things may be patented, and Read more about Requirements of a Patent[…]

Maintaining the Term of a Patent

Utility patents apply to inventions and processes and are distinguished from design and plant patents. Under current patent law, the term of a new utility patent is 20 years, during which the patent holder has the right to exclude others from using, making, selling or distributing the invention or process. However, for utility patents based Read more about Maintaining the Term of a Patent[…]

Understanding Patent Law – Novelty and Prior Art

Patent protection is provided by federal law through the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and gives a patent owner the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, distributing or importing an invention for a certain period of time. Patent Application Requirements There are several requirements that a patent application must meet in Read more about Understanding Patent Law – Novelty and Prior Art[…]