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Toyota Patents: In Control... of their IP

What is Toyota up to? Despite the recent recalls and bad press, Toyota Motors is still prolific in its patenting ende...
What is Toyota up to? Despite the recent recalls and bad press, Toyota Motors is still prolific in its patenting endeavors. An assignee search of Toyota pulled up over 200… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/toyota-patents-control-their-ip/

Tomorrow's Intellectual Property Leaders -- Acting Like Children

Do you know any young inventors? Would you like to foster their creative minds? My kids are always coming up with ideas so ...
Do you know any young inventors? Would you like to foster their creative minds? My kids are always coming up with ideas so I just signed them up for Camp Invention. It’s a week… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/tomorrows-intellectual-property-leaders-acting-children/

Is Bieber Fever the Next Biotech Buzzword?

Personalized Medicine, pharmacogenomics, lab on a chip; it’s hard to be in the biotechnology fields without being inun...
Personalized Medicine, pharmacogenomics, lab on a chip; it’s hard to be in the biotechnology fields without being inundated by the newest and greatest buzzwords. But what do th… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/bieber-fever-next-biotech-buzzword/

SIRs as Alternatives to Patents -- What Do YOU Think?

Thank you, SIR, may I have another? Did you know there is an alternative to the patent process?  It’s called an S...
Thank you, SIR, may I have another? Did you know there is an alternative to the patent process? It’s called an SIR – Statutory Invention Registration. It is not a patent, but… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/sirs-alternatives-patents-what-do-you-think/

Happy Birthday Patent Act!!!!!

Happy Birthday, US Patent Act Patents haven’t been around forever!  Just a little over 200 years ago, on April 10...
Happy Birthday, US Patent Act Patents haven’t been around forever! Just a little over 200 years ago, on April 10, 1790, George Washington signed the first patent act. This ac… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/happy-birthday-patent-act/

Are there Benefits to Filing a Provisional Patent?

  In order to be eligible for a patent, it is very important to obtain the earliest priority date possible. By being the...
In order to be eligible for a patent, it is very important to obtain the earliest priority date possible. By being the “first in line,” you improve your chances of obtaining a… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/are-there-benefits-filing-provisional-patent/

Six Degrees of Walt Disney -- Patent Search Illuminates a Legend

As we all may have noticed at some point there is a list of references cited adorning the face of every US patent.  Uti...
As we all may have noticed at some point there is a list of references cited adorning the face of every US patent. Utilizing these lists of references cited, patents can be co… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/six-degrees-walt-disney-patent-search-illuminates-legend/

Been There, Done That Patent Ideas

When I checked my email this morning I had a funny email from my aunt.  Maybe you have seen it.  It was titled &ldq...
When I checked my email this morning I had a funny email from my aunt. Maybe you have seen it. It was titled “Just when you thought all the good ideas were taken.” Here are a … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/been-there-done-patent-ideas/

Not All Patent Searches Are Created Equal

A number of patent research companies charge a standard flat fee for performing a patent search.  We usually create a c...
A number of patent research companies charge a standard flat fee for performing a patent search. We usually create a custom quote for every project that we do for customers. … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/not-all-patent-searches-are-created-equal/

The Importance of Keeping an Inventors Notebook

At present, the U.S.A. is a “first to invent” nation.  In other words, the first person to invent the paten...
At present, the U.S.A. is a “first to invent” nation. In other words, the first person to invent the patentable subject matter is supposed to receive the patent, not necessari… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/importance-keeping-inventors-notebook/

Facebook's Patent Activity Didn't End with the Winklevoss Twins

If you don’t know what Facebook is, you’re probably not a very cool person.  Ok, maybe that is a bit harsh,...
If you don’t know what Facebook is, you’re probably not a very cool person. Ok, maybe that is a bit harsh, but with over 500 million users, Facebook may be the most popular so… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/facebooks-patent-activity-didnt-end-winklevoss-twins/

Is a Patent Search Really Necessary?

When it comes to patentability searches, I'm often asked if they're really necessary.  To some, it may seem redundant o...
When it comes to patentability searches, I'm often asked if they're really necessary. To some, it may seem redundant or unnecessary to search for patents related to an inventi… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/patent-search-really-necessary/

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