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Inventor Patent Conundrum: Form over Function?

Protecting your idea or patent with the USPTO will in many respects dovetail with the age-old debate of “form over function”. In a nutshell, there are two different types of patents, design and utility, which respectively mirror the metaphor above. You may have heard of both (particularly design patents) in the recent titanic patent dispute …

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Beware an Improperly Filed Provisional Patent Application

Provisional patents can be a valuable avenue for inventors and startups in the first-inventor-to-file system, but there are inherent risks if not done carefully and methodically. These risks are often not explained carefully enough by low cost document preparation companies that push these types of patents. In my following video, I offer further details about …

Beware an Improperly Filed Provisional Patent Application `

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