WHAT IS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP)?
It is the name given to patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs, and other types of intangible property that arise from creations of the mind and in their broadest sense have no physical form. IP is considered an asset.
WHAT IS A PATENT?
A patent is legal right granting its holder the exclusive right to control the use of an invention, as set forth in the patent’s claims, within a limited area and time by stopping others from, among other things, making, using, or selling the invention without authorization.
DO I NEED A PATENT?
Yes, to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention or importing, among other things the invention without authorization.
DO I NEED PATENT ELIGIBILITY ASSESSMENT?
Patent Eligibility assessment helps to determine whether an invention can be patented, and if so, what other patents or non-patent literature would be relevant to that assessment.
WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF A PATENT SEARCH?
It is a comprehensive search with a deeper analysis of global patents, published patents and non-patent references. This search often results in the categorization of patents into fundamental discoveries, a visual display of patenting over time periods, the history of an invention’s development.
ARE PATENT DRAWINGS IMPORTANT?
Since most inventions cannot be clearly conveyed by words alone, drawings are necessary in almost all patent applications.
WHAT ARE PATENT CLAIMS?
Patent claims mark the boundaries of the protection provided by a patent. Just as a physical boundary such as a fence, marks the limits of a parcel of real property.