Patent Attorney Free Consultation

January 5, 2022
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Walker Weitzel
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An online patent attorney consultation can be incredibly valuable- even if it’s free Almost every day I do an online patent attorney consultation with an inventor who is deciding how to take the first step toward commercializing their design. Many are deciding whether to patent, while some are still learning about what a patent is and what […]

      Test of Obviousness in Invention Patents

      August 26, 2022
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      Walker Weitzel
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      Invention Patents are granted based on three main requirements: Novelty Usefulness Obviousness  To fulfill the eligibility criteria for types of patent invention claims, the invention must be new, provide usefulness, and must be non-obviousness to both a person of ordinary skill or an industry expert. While the above-mentioned requirements may seem clear, it is not […]

          First to File Rule for Invention Patent Applications

          August 26, 2022
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          Walker Weitzel
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          The United States Patent Law has applied the first-to-invent patent system for many years. It allows patent inventors to file patent claims based on who invented the patent first, not on who filed for it earlier. In September 2011, a new patent reform bill, AIA (America Invents Act) was signed, changing the patent system to […]

              Agreements In Patent Assignments

              August 26, 2022
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              Walker Weitzel
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              Patent owners can get monetary benefits from their patented products or technology in two ways: Selling the license of the patent with a pre-agreed contract that gives the licensee the rights to sell, make or use the invention in exchange for a fee or royalty payments Assign the rights of the patent to another party […]

                  Infringement Of A Patent Trademark In Warranty Titles

                  August 26, 2022
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                  Walker Weitzel
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                  (UCC 2-312) lays out the law for infringement against warranty of title and the buyer’s obligation in infringement cases. It states: The title conveyed shall be good, and its transfer rightful The goods shall be delivered free from any security interest or other lien or encumbrance of which the buyer at the time of contracting […]

                      Patent Process Claim For Machine And Transformation In Patent Law

                      August 26, 2022
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                      Walker Weitzel
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                      The 35 Section101 of US Patent Law has clearly defined the requirements for patent inventions eligible for patent law. It states, “Whoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof, may obtain a patent, therefore, subject to the conditions and requirements of […]

                          What Are The Patent Infringement Tests For Design Patents?

                          August 26, 2022
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                          Walker Weitzel
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                          It’s not always clear for patent inventors seeking protection if their invention can be classified as a patent and be eligible for legal protection. To understand the different criteria and complex legalities surrounding patent infringement for invention patents, we are going to delve deeper into the type of patents and the protection laws applicable to […]

                              What is Willful Patent Infringement In Patent Law?

                              August 26, 2022
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                              Walker Weitzel
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                              Wilful patent infringement refers to the copying or unauthorized use of a patented invention with knowledge of the fact that it is being done. The first case of patent infringement was Underwater Devices Vs Morrison, followed by the Seagate Case.  Since then, the Court has made several changes to define the scope of wilful infringement, […]

                                  Criteria For Patenting Your Invention Under 101

                                  August 26, 2022
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                                  Walker Weitzel
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                                  The patent invention eligibility criteria under Section 101 of the Patent Act states: “Processes, machines, articles of manufacture, and compositions of matter are patentable.” This can be taken to mean that every new invention involving processes, machines, manufactured products, and a combination of matters can be claimed as patents. Any inventions that do not meet […]

                                      Supreme Court Developments In The Patent Obviousness Test

                                      August 16, 2022
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                                      Walker Weitzel
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                                      The following article explains the “test of obviousness” in patent infringement and the directions given by the Supreme Court to the Federal Circuit to make amendments. To understand the changes required, it is important to go back to the original case of Graham Vs John Deere Co U.S.1 383 (1966). In The Graham case, the […]

                                          A Guide to Amazon’s New Utility Patent Evaluation System

                                          August 12, 2022
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                                          Walker Weitzel
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                                          In 2019, Amazon developed a New Patent Evaluation Procedure for settling disputes between patent owners and sellers. As compared to their previous, this utility patent system offers better brand protection to Amazon patent owners, being more efficient and fair. Let’s explore Amazon’s patent evaluation program in more detail below. How Does Amazon’s New Patent Evaluation […]

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