Archive for May, 2013

Tips for protecting IP under the updated patent laws

May 10, 2013By 0 Comments
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The final phases of the America Invents Act went into effect on March 16, 2013.   These changes represented some of the greatest changes to the patent law since the 1950′s.  The AIA switched the U.S. patent system from a “first-to-invent” to a “first-inventor-to-file” system, eliminated interference proceedings and developed post-grant opposition. Some tips for protecting intellectual [...]

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Nike, Inc assigned patent for message-conveying interlocking gloves

May 7, 2013By 0 Comments
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On May 7, 2013, Nike received a patent for message-conveying interlocking gloves (United States Patent 8,434,164) invented by Timothy Clark, and assigned to Nike, Inc.  The patent is for a pair of gloves, which when interlocked together, convey a message. The palm-side portion of the glove is made of a material to enhance gripping. The patent, filed in [...]

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Process for filing a Utility Patent

May 1, 2013By 0 Comments
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The process of filing a utility patent can be a frustrating and daunting task. The USPTO reports the average patent application pendency is 24.6 months. Believe it or not, that is actually a reasonable time period. The 2+ yr processing period, doesn’t take into account possible provisional applications, which are essentially place holders in the [...]

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