25 aug. 2017

A patent is requested by filing a written application at the relevant patent office. The application contains a description of how to make and use the invention that must provide sufficient detail for a person skilled in the art (i.e., the relevant area of technology) to make and use the invention. In some countries there […]

25 aug. 2017

In most countries, both natural persons and corporate entities may apply for a patent. In the United States, however, only the inventor(s) may apply for a patent although it may be assigned to a corporate entity subsequently and inventors may be required to assign inventions to their employers under a contract of employment. In most […]

19 aug. 2017

    The plate of the Martin ejector seat of the military aircraft, stating that the design is covered by multiple patents in Britain, South Africa, Canada and „others”. Dübendorf Museum of Military Aviation. Patents can generally only be enforced through civil lawsuits (for example, for a U.S. patent, by an action for patent infringement […]

19 aug. 2017

            Effects A patent is not a right to practice or use the invention. Rather, a patent provides the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, offering for sale, or importing the patented invention for the term of the patent, which is usually 20 years from the filing date […]

19 aug. 2017

            A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a state (national government) to an inventor or his assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for a public disclosure of an invention. The procedure for granting patents, the requirements placed on the patentee, and the extent […]

19 aug. 2017

                    The expressions „patent pending” (sometimes abbreviated by „pat. pend.” or „pat. pending”) or „patent applied for” refer to a warning that inventors are entitled to use in reference to their product or process once a patent application has been filed, but prior to the patent […]

19 aug. 2017

                    In the social sciences, an innovation is anything new to a culture, whether it has been adopted or not. The theory for adoption (or non-adoption) of an innovation called diffusion of innovations considers the likelihood that an innovation will ever be adopted and the taxonomy […]

19 aug. 2017

                    Invention An invention is a new configuration, device, or process. Some inventions are based on pre-existing models or ideas and others are radical breakthroughs. Inventions can extend the boundaries of human knowledge or experience. Innovations are Inventions that become common in usage, and may be […]