REQUIREMENTS FOR JOINT INVENTORSHIP
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REQUIREMENTS FOR JOINT INVENTORSHIP

The inventive entity for a particular application is based on some contribution to at least one of the claims made by each of the named inventors. Inventors may apply for a patent jointly even though (1) they did not physically work together or at the same time, (2) each did not make the same type…

Can the USPTO assist me in the developing and marketing of my patent?
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Can the USPTO assist me in the developing and marketing of my patent?

The USPTO cannot act or advise concerning the business transactions or arrangements that are involved in the development and marketing of an invention. The Office, however, will publish for a fee, at the request of a patent owner, a notice in the Official Gazette that the patent is available for licensing or sale. In addition,…

What is a Non-Disclosure Agreement?
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What is a Non-Disclosure Agreement?

Non-Disclosure agreements are commonly referred to as confidentiality or assignment agreements. These are legally binding agreements that establishes a confidential relationship. Disclosing and/or receiving parties sign the agreement and agree that confidential information that is shared will not be made available to others.

WHAT IS A PROVISIONAL PATENT APPLICATION?
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WHAT IS A PROVISIONAL PATENT APPLICATION?

Provisional Patent Application Forms A provisional patent application allows you to file without a formal patent claim, oath or declaration, or any information disclosure (prior art) statement. Since June 8, 1995, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has offered inventors the option of filing a provisional application for patent which was designed to…

TRADEMARK SCOPE OF PROTECTION
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TRADEMARK SCOPE OF PROTECTION

TRADEMARK SCOPE OF PROTECTION A trademark is always connected to the specific goods or services sold to customers with that trademark. You can’t register a word, phrase, symbol, or design as a trademark without specifically identifying the goods or services being used. Your trademark isn’t limited to one good or service. It can be used with…

REQUIREMENTS FOR JOINT INVENTORSHIP
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REQUIREMENTS FOR JOINT INVENTORSHIP

REQUIREMENTS FOR JOINT INVENTORSHIP The inventive entity for a particular application is based on some contribution to at least one of the claims made by each of the named inventors. Inventors may apply for a patent jointly even though (1) they did not physically work together or at the same time, (2) each did not…

USPTO SECRECY ORDERS
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USPTO SECRECY ORDERS

I noticed that my application has been “REFERRED BY L&R FOR THIRD-LEVEL SECURITY REVIEW”. What does that mean? (SOURCE: USPTO.GOV) 35 USC 181 requires the USPTO to refer any application which it deems the publication of which may be detrimental to national security to an appropriate defense agency for review. If that defense agency makes…

SHOULD I FILE A PROVISIONAL PATENT APPLICATION?
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SHOULD I FILE A PROVISIONAL PATENT APPLICATION?

FEATURES Provides simplified filing with a lower initial investment with 12 months to assess the invention’s commercial potential before committing to higher cost of filing and prosecuting a nonprovisional application for patent. Establishes official United States patent application filing date for the invention. Permits authorized use of “Patent Pending” notice for 12 months in connection…

A Sound Trademark Identifies and Distinguishes a Product or Service Through Audio Rather Than Visual Means
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A Sound Trademark Identifies and Distinguishes a Product or Service Through Audio Rather Than Visual Means

A Sound Trademark Identifies and Distinguishes a Product or Service Through Audio Rather Than Visual Means A Sound Trademark Identifies and Distinguishes a Product or Service Through Audio Rather Than Visual Means Sound marks function as source indicators when they “assume a definitive shape or arrangement” and “create in the hearer’s mind an association of…