4 options for getting a patent on a limited budget

August 10, 2022
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Walker Weitzel
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The patent process be a costly investment. There are a number of ways that inventors can reduce or defer the expense in order to establish ownership or priority of an idea. Is it possible to file a patent application yourself, saving expensive patent attorney charges and bringing down your costs? Read on to find out. […]

      Patent Claim Construction and Interpretation

      August 4, 2022
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      Walker Weitzel
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        MBO Laboratories v. Becton, Dickinson & Co., 81 USPQ2d 1161 (Fed. Cir., 2007). The patent in the MBO case relates to safety syringes that prevent accidental prickings and contamination by healthcare workers and professionals.  MBO asserts that the defendant, Dickson’s syringe design infringes their patent No 36,885 syringe design.  The patentee, on appeal, argued […]

          Method And Apparatus Claim Patent Marking Statute Requirements

          August 2, 2022
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          Walker Weitzel
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          Patent Marking

          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”

              August 1, 2022
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              Walker Weitzel
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              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” […]

                  The 4 types of intellectual property protection and how they apply to you

                  July 31, 2022
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                  Walker Weitzel
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                  A guide to intellectual property protection There are several ways of protecting your intellectual property. The method of choice will depend on what type of IP you need to protect. Types of intellectual property include: Trademarks Copyrights Patents Trade Secrets Almost every business in the United States owns some form of intellectual property, sometimes without […]

                      How are Design Patents Infringed?

                      July 29, 2022
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                      Walker Weitzel
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                      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 […]

                          Copyright – What Is It And How Does It Protect You

                          July 25, 2022
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                          Walker Weitzel
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                          Copyright describes the legal rights of the owner of any type of intellectual property, protecting it from being used, duplicated, or adapted for personal or professional gain. For example, copyrights for a movie, book, song, painting, or image. Anyone who uses copyrighted material must give credit to the original owner and can’t claim the intellectual […]

                              Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l: The Bane of Computer and Software Related Patents

                              June 24, 2022
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                              Emilio Ricaforte
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                              What Was the Alice Decision? And How Did It Affect Inventors Seeking Patent Protection for Software? Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l is a 2014 United States Supreme Court decision that significantly limited the patentability of software. For inventors, it is important to know which types of software are patent eligible post-Alice because […]

                                  What is in a Utility Patent Specification?

                                  February 22, 2022
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                                  Emilio Ricaforte
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                                  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 […]

                                      How to become patent pending without a patent lawyer

                                      January 26, 2022
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                                      Walker Weitzel
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                                      How to get from zero to patent pending all by yourself. Patent Pending is the first step to patenting your idea. In this guide, we will discuss how to patent your idea and how to get a united states patent. More specifically, this article will address how to get patent protection by becoming “Patent Pending”, […]

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