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An ongoing business needs to have a portfolio of patents built around a product. To help clients remember this, I often say, “Remember the children.” I don’t mean their heirs, but their future patent applications.
On September 9, 2008, I was admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a patent agent. I received my number: 63,079.
By Patricia Werschulz and Sandra Holtzman What do fashion designers and famous clothing brands such as Jimmy Choo®, Christian Dior®, Louis Vuitton® and Crocs® have in common?
“How long will my patent last? What are my rights?” These are questions I’m often asked at the beginning of the patent process. A utility patent lasts for 20 years after the date it was filed. Usually, the next question is if it’s possible to extend a patent. The answer is no, except in some […]
In a previous article we discussed the timeline of a provisional patent application. In this article, we continue to explore the strategy that can be applied to this type of application.
I write this from the New Jersey Bar Association’s annual meeting in Atlantic City — and I’m thinking about tail lights, slot machines, and faucets. What do they have in common? They’re all protected by design patents. We may not think about design patents that much, but the next time you’re stuck on the Garden […]
When you start the patenting process for a utility patent, there are two types of applications to consider — provisional & nonprovisional. Which one to start with is a matter of budget and strategy.
June 18, 2018, was a very important day in the world of U.S. patents. It was a landmark, a real milestone because, on June 18th, patent number 10 million was issued. What’s interesting is that it took 120 years to reach the millionth patent — but if you look at how things have progressed, the […]
In this practical webinar, you will learn how an idea or invention moves through the Patent Office to become a patent. Understanding the process will help you counsel clients who receive a cease and desist letter, inherit a patent, defend against a patent holder, or evaluate whether buying or licensing a patent is a good […]
Previously, I outlined how to move a patent application through a patent office in approximately a year’s time and the strategy involved in doing so. Personally, I believe a holistic patent strategy is imperative for my clients — an examination of all aspects of the client’s business and how it relates to the patent process […]