Two Factors to Consider in Favor of Conducting an Early Patent Search

Posted by Robb Evans on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 8:22 AM


You have an idea for a product or service, but what’s next? Should you conduct a patent search? When is the best time to do so? The bottom line typically is, start your patent search early on in order to save precious resources later. At the very beginning, an idea is just that: a concept. When someone has an idea for an invention, they can do their own preliminary search to understand existing art, but hiring a professional to do a thorough patent search is necessary in order for you to truly understand w…

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Trending Tech: Evolution of Innovative Medical Patents

Posted by Robb Evans on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 9:12 AM


Many of the most groundbreaking inventions in our history are born from medical need. As physicians identify new ways to care for their patients' health, the medical field grows in leaps and bounds, improving the quality of life all around the world. Here are four major medical patents from history that were cutting edge for their time, and continue to help millions today. The Stethoscope In 1816, a physician named René Théophile Hyacinthe Laënnec invented the stethoscope. Previously, doctors would place …

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How Long Does a Professional Patent Search Take?

Posted by Robb Evans on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 9:38 AM


Many new clients who approach us are concerned with one question: how long will it take to get the results of my patent search? Although we here at Global Patent Solutions pride ourselves on reliable, quick turnarounds, the answer we give you will depend on several different factors, including your industry and type of invention, which patent search service in particular you need, and the existing landscape. Perhaps the biggest element that can change the amount of time it takes to get results from a profes…

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How Strong Is Protection from a US Patent?

Posted by Robb Evans on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 1:47 PM


Patents were created and organized by governments around the world to motivate innovation and make information that drives technological advancement available to all. That being said, it's important to remember a few important facts about patent protection:  A patent doesn't have an inherent ability to shield your invention from infringement. Rather, it's a certificate issued by a government that gives you legal clout when your claim on intellectual property is brought under scrutiny by a court of law.  …

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Trending Tech: Prosthetics

Posted by Robb Evans on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 9:45 AM


One emerging area of rapidly advancing technological developments is prosthetics, where we're seeing huge strides forward in biotechnology, robotics, and microengineering. "Prosthetics" refers to equipment that plays the role of human legs, arms, hands and fingers for individuals with amputated limbs. Here are some fascinating facts for IP professionals to know about the advances being made in this field.  History of Prosthetics  The earliest known evidence of a prosthetic device is the discovery of a woo…

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The Three Elements of Patentability

Posted by Robb Evans on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 1:27 PM


Patents are granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) after a careful review of applications. The essential criteria of a patent dictates that the invention is useful, unique and non-obvious. Here's a deeper look at the three elements of patentability and why patent consulting can help. 1. Must Have Utility Your invention may get accepted if you can prove that it has a useful purpose, but it will likely get rejected if it's difficult to identify some type of utility. Many inventions…

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Trending Tech: Artificial Intelligence Patents

Posted by Robb Evans on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 9:15 AM


New patent applications, when researched properly, tell a fascinating story about the future of innovation. When it comes to technology, artificial intelligence has been spawning a wave of game-changing inventions this century. Here at Global Patent Solutions, we love to dive deep into new and emerging technologies to help our clients make wiser legal and financial decisions. Here's a closer look at some of the new developments in one of the most exciting fields today: artificial intelligence.  Current Sta…

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What Can You Learn from a Patent Landscape Report?

Posted by Robb Evans on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 9:59 AM


Entrepreneurs and investors seeking patent protection for intellectual property or looking to build future growth strategies should consider patent intelligence reports--also commonly known as patent landscape reports, or PLRs. These reports are designed to provide researchers with an overview of a specific global, national or regional technology. Here are important points for you to remember about patent intelligence reports and how they may affect your business interests. Learning About Existing Patents …

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Professional Patent Search versus DIY Patent Search

Posted by Robb Evans on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 9:48 AM


Inventors and small business entrepreneurs often try to save money on the patent process by conducting their own patent search, rather than hiring a professional. Patents, of course, are a matter of public record, and with modern search engines, even a beginner can learn a lot about patents that might resemble their new invention. Free resources from the USPTO and from Google Patents make it seem easy to do your own patent search. Unfortunately, if you're not experienced in proper patent search techniques, …

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3 Reasons Your Patent Application Was Rejected

Posted by Robb Evans on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 8:26 AM


In order to obtain a patent, an application must be submitted to the United States Patent and Trade Office (USPTO). It's important to know that no matter how painstaking your preparation, an initial rejection of your application is possible--and even common. A patent rejection, however, is not the end of the road. Rather, it's the beginning of a dialogue that will help you to better frame and refine your application in order to ensure approval the second time around.  As common as a patent application reje…

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Prior Art Search versus Patent Clearance Search

Posted by Robb Evans on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 3:38 PM


Here at Global Patent Solutions, we see many individuals new to the world of patent law wondering about the distinction between different forms of patent search. There are two major kinds of patent search that we often see confused: prior art searches and patent clearance searches. Prior art refers to evidence that suggests an invention has already been discovered. It's important to conduct a prior art search to ensure that it's worthwhile to go forward with a patent application. A patent clearance search, …

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Is It Worthwhile to Expedite Your Patent?

Posted by Robb Evans on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 9:12 AM


When people decide to pursue a patent, they often don’t understand the time frames that are involved. In other words, the initial enthusiasm for pursuing your dream can wane when you realize that getting a patent approved by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) can take several years. There are a few ways to speed up the process, and for the right inventor, requesting prioritized examination can be a worthwhile step. How long will it take to get your patent approved, and is it worthwhile to expedite…

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A Look at Historical Patents: Self-Driving Cars

Posted by Robb Evans on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 4:53 PM


Self-driving cars have been getting a lot of media attention lately. However, few people realize that the concept of self-driving cars goes back much farther than recent developments by Google or Uber, and patent records document that history. Here at GPS, we spend our days delving deep into the history of patent filings and legislation. Here's a closer look at some of the historical patents surrounding the self-driving car. The First Self-Driving Car A radio-controlled driverless car existed as far back …

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5 Advantages of Filing for a Patent

Posted by Robb Evans on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 4:25 PM


A patent is the foundation of what can be an enormously successful business. However, today, with many tech giants foregoing the public protection and communal sharing of information that patents provide, some people wonder if patents are still worthwhile in this age. After all, you can commercialize an invention without patenting it and even patent an invention without ever developing it. Ultimately, the decision to move forward in a patent application will depend on many factors. Here are five advantages…

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Four Attributes of High-Quality Patent Search

Posted by Robb Evans on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 7:58 AM


Before assembling a patent application, it’s essential to understand the surrounding patent landscape. That’s why most people conduct a patent search as one of the very first steps. A patent search (specifically a patentability search) surveys past and current patents in order to come to a clearer understanding of how to proceed. Thorough patent search will help determine… Likelihood of patent application being approved (verifying whether the invention is novel, useful, and non-obvious.) Prospective val…

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