patent claims

How does patent infringement work?

Does your product infringe a patent? Patent infringement can be tricky, but not incomprehensible. No single article can tell you everything you need to know…

How to Patent a Medical Device

What is a smarter way to patent a medical device? Medical device patents can make a direct impact on sales as well as create licensing…

Patented Product or False Marking: How To Know If Your Patent Covers Your Products

How do you know if your product is covered by a patent? It can seem like a given premise that you don’t even bother questioning…

How To Know If A Patent Application Is Good

Do you need a design or utility patent application? At the outset, you will not be able to tell whether your patent application is any…

What is a good utility patent?

What makes a utility patent good? A patent can be both a sword and shield. Defensively, a patent blocks future applicants from patenting the same…

How to Get Broader Patent Claims

Broader patent claims: when less is more Before we dive into this discussion, let’s make sure we’re all on the same page about what we…

Amended claims: What can go wrong in a patent amendment?

When are marked-up amended claims not required? Patent claims must be amended in a very particular manner. The USPTO has strict marking rules on how…

How to Understand Patent Claims

How to read utility patent claims In terms of what a utility patent covers, claims matter the most. Yet, they are the least understood. Attempting…

Why file a continuation before your patent is granted?

Why file a continuation application before your patent is granted? “I don’t know what I don’t know.” This axiom rings true especially when it comes…

What are negative claim limitations?

What are negative claim limitations? A negative claim limitation is language recited in a patent claim that speaks to the absence of a feature, as…

What is a new use patent or intended use claim language?

Can you patent a new use of an old product? Yes, it is possible to patent a new use of an old product. That’s the…

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