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A Guide to Paying Patent Maintenance Fees

Thursday | September 7, 2023By Shane Skwarekpatent attorneypatent feespatent maintenance feesPatent Protection

The current enforceable period for a utility Patent is 20 years from the date of filing. However, in order to maintain the enforceability of your utility Patent, you must pay maintenance fees at regular intervals throughout the 20-year term of…

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Tesla’s Lasers on Vehicle Patent

Tuesday | March 30, 2021By Shane Skwarekfiling patent applicationpatent applicationpatent attorneypatent claimpatent draftingpatent eligibilitypatent lawpatent lawyerpatent officepatent pendingPatent Protection

In May of 2019, Tesla filed a patent application for “Pulsed Laser Cleaning of Debris Accumulated on Glass Articles in Vehicles and Photovoltaic Assemblies.” Instead of using conventional windshield wipers, Tesla envisioned a system to clean debris from any glass…

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Why Perform a Patentability Search before Filing Your Patent Application?

Monday | March 1, 2021By Shane Skwarekpatent applicationpatent attorneypatent claimpatent draftingpatent eligibilitypatent lawPatent Protection

Patentability searches can be useful to get a better idea of whether an invention can be patented. A good search may prevent the cost of a wasted patent application on an already-invented and published invention, but can also be useful…

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Amazon Brand Registry

Tuesday | December 22, 2020By Shane Skwarekintellectual propertypatent attorneypatent claimpatent claimspatent infringementpatent lawpatent lawyerPatent Protection

What is Amazon Brand Registry? Brand owners work hard to protect their intellectual property (IP), including their trademarked brands. Amazon has recently become one of the largest companies in the world by providing a marketplace for sellers and buyers to…

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What is the life of a patent in the US?

Monday | November 30, 2020By Shane Skwarekpatentpatent applicationpatent attorney

How long does a US patent last? The term for which a utility patent is valid is generally 20 years from the date of filing, and the term for which a design patent is valid is generally 15 years from…

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What Does Patent Pending Mean?

Wednesday | August 5, 2020By Shane Skwarekpatent attorneypatent pendingPatent Protectionprovisional patent

People often encounter products that are marked with the phrase “patent pending,” but what does that really mean? “Patent pending” can be somewhat misleading to those unfamiliar with the lengthy process involved with obtaining a patent in the United States.…

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Is My Idea Patentable?

Thursday | July 9, 2020By Shane Skwarekpatent attorneypatent eligibilityPatent Protectionprovisional patent application

Under Article I § 8 of the United States Constitution, Congress was given the power to grant inventors exclusive intellectual property rights over their discoveries.  In 1952, Congress codified a law that allows “[w]hoever invents or discovers any new and…

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U.S. Patent Office Revises Guidance on Subject-Matter Eligibility

Saturday | January 5, 2019By James Watsonpatent applicationpatent attorneypatent officePatent Protection

The U.S. Patent Office has issued its much-anticipated update to the guidance on examining patent applications for compliance with the subject-matter eligibility provisions of 35 U.S.C. § 101. Those familiar with the situation will know that the U.S. Supreme Court…

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U.S. Patent Office Revises Guidance on Subject-Matter Eligibility

Saturday | January 5, 2019By Shane Skwarekpatent applicationpatent attorneypatent officePatent Protection

The U.S. Patent Office has issued its much-anticipated update to the guidance on examining patent applications for compliance with the subject-matter eligibility provisions of 35 U.S.C. § 101. Those familiar with the situation will know that the U.S. Supreme Court…

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U.S. Patent Court Suggests Improvements in GUI Usability Are Patentable

Saturday | October 13, 2018By Shane Skwarekintellectual propertypatent attorneypatent eligibility

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that patent claims generally directed to tabbed electronic spreadsheets were patent-eligible in Data Engine Techs. LLC v. Google LLC , No. 2017-1135, 2018 U.S. App. 28412 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 9,…

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