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  In general, during the free initial consultation most inventors state “… I have this design that does this or does that….” In other words, inventors use the term “design” to actually describe utility or function of their invention. The term “design” has a specific meaning in the “patent world,” which is clearly defined in […]

Crocs is a popular manufacturer of comfortable shoes, which lost a patent fight in the European General Court. Reason for their lost: Crocs disclosed its invention more than 12 months prior to filing of a patent application. In fact, the court stated: “The General Court Confirms the cancellation of registration of Crocs’ design because it […]

  System and Method for Communicating with and for Controlling of Programmable Apparatuses   CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS This Application is Non-Provisional Application that claims the benefit of priority of the co-pending U.S. Provisional Utility Patent Application 61/970,591 with a filing date 26 MARCH 2014, the entire disclosures which is expressly incorporated by reference in […]

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ______________________ HOLOGIC, INC., Appellant v. SMITH & NEPHEW, INC., COVIDIEN LP, Appellees ______________________ 2017-1389 ______________________ Appeal from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board in No. 95/002,058. ______________________ Decided: March 14, 2018 ______________________ MATTHEW WOLF, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, […]

A utility provisional patent application is an excellent legal mechanism that may be used to quickly obtain a “Patent Pending” status for your invention (or innovative idea, concept, or design). In general, a utility provisional patent application requires a description section that describes in great detail the actual inventive concept or design, and in most […]