FAQs Patent Questions
Question:Applicants may be required to provide speciments of the composition of their invention if necessary.
The applicant may be required to furnish specimens of the composition, or of its ingredients or intermediates, for inspection or experiment. If the invention is a microbiological invention, a deposit of the micro-organism involved is required.
Question:Where Can I get a Copy of a Patent?
Copies of patents can downloaded (for free) from the following websites: The USPTO The European Patent Office These sites only allow one to download patents one page at a time (although you can get the text, without images, from the USPTO all at once) and can be time consuming to obtain. In some instances, it may be easier to order a patent from the USPTO, or from one of many commerical sources such as Dialog and Micropatent.
Question:The title of the design must identify the article in which the design is embodied.
The Title of the design must identify the article in which the design is embodied by the name generally known and used by the public. Marketing designations are improper as titles and should not be used. A title descriptive of the actual article aids the examiner in developing a complete field of search of the prior art.
|Did You Know?
A patent protects your invention.
A patent for an invention is a grant of 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. The terms "Patent Pending" and "Patent Applied For" are used to inform the public that an application for a patent has been filed. Patent ownersip does not start until the actual grant of a patent. Marking of an article as patented, when it is not, is illegal and subject to penalty.
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