Category: Patent Law
Method And Apparatus Claim Patent Marking Statute Requirements
According to the Patent Marking Requirements Act,35 U.S.C, Patentees can notify the public that the product is patented by marking it with the word “patent” or “pat” along with the patent number. The patent number can also be affixed on the label or packaging if the product cannot be marked. Marking the product provides protection […]
Claim Construction: “Consisting of”
Conoco Inc Vs Energy & Environmental International – Federal Circuit No 05-1363, August 17, 2006 The alleged patent infringement This case discusses whether the term “consisting of” in the patent as a transition word fully excludes the addition of any other elements in the claimed invention. For background, a claim that uses the word “comprises” […]
How are Design Patents Infringed?
Case: Lawman Armor Corp versus Winner International LLC, 77 USPQ2d 2017 (Fed. Cir.2006) The Federal Circuit’s decision in Lawman Armor Corp stated that the Winner (defendant) did not infringe US Patent No Des 357,621 because the various patents cited collectively did not reveal each of Lawman’s (plaintiff) points of novelty. The infringement of a design […]
What is in a Utility Patent Specification?
What is a utility patent specification? And why is it critical for patent applications? Below, we lay out the structure of a utility patent specification and explain each part’s function. The utility patent specification is one of the critical documents in a patent application that we at Alloy Patent Law prepare for our clients. Without […]
Seattle Patent Law Firm
9 Lessons learned by Starting Alloy Patent Law When starting a business, choose a moat to develop. Sometimes this takes a long-term plan or investment. I have to start this article with a caveat. A large part of my success was years in the making, even before I knew about patent law as a possible […]
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