How do I expunge information from my submitted patent application?
201904.16
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How do I expunge information from my submitted patent application?

To expunge information submitted in incorrect application: Where the USPTO can determine the correct application file that the papers were actually intended for, based on identifying information in the heading of the papers (e.g., application number, filing date, title of invention and inventor(s) name(s)), the USPTO will transfer the papers to the correct application file…

Patent Basics: What is a Patent?
201902.27
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Patent Basics: What is a Patent?

A patent for an invention is a grant of property rights by the U.S. Government through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent grant excludes others from making, using, or selling the invention in the United States. A utility or plant patent in force on June 8, 1995, is subject to either the 17…

Can I trademark an image?
201901.18
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Can I trademark an image?

Images can be filed in a trademark application. A trademark is generally a word, phrase, symbol, or design, or a combination of these elements, that identifies and distinguishes the source of one party’s goods from those of others. The image is first cleared with a comprehensive trademark search. The filed image would identify and distinguish…

5 WAYS TO STOP YOUR INVENTION FROM BEING STOLEN
201901.14
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5 WAYS TO STOP YOUR INVENTION FROM BEING STOLEN

5 WAYS TO STOP YOUR INVENTION FROM BEING STOLEN File a provisional patent application Protect your idea before receiving a patent. A provisional patent application can be filed. A strong provisional patent application will include variations of the idea, manufacturing techniques that will be used to produce the idea, technical drawings, and a description of…

Watch out for Trademark Solicitations!
201812.06
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Watch out for Trademark Solicitations!

What is a trademark-related solicitation? A solicitation is an offer of services, or a notice of an upcoming filing deadline with an offer of services, usually requiring a fee. Private companies often use trademark application and registration information from USPTO databases to mail or email trademark-related solicitations to trademark applicants and registrants. While these solicitations…