What are allowable claims?

What are allowed or allowable claims in a utility patent application? So, the examiner indicates that your utility patent application has allowable claims. Congratulations! The goal of filing a utility patent application is to get at least one patent with reasonably broad claims. If you have received a Notice of Allowance or Office Action identifying […]

Read More

How to block competitors with patents

Why one utility patent might not be enough Obtaining a utility patent is no minor accomplishment. You likely had to respond to at least one Office Action and overcome claim rejections on multiple grounds. Congratulations are in order. Yet you do not want to overlook the risk that competitors will find ways to avoid your […]

Read More