Simple Patent Application Timeline

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Above is an example of a potential timeline for a patent application. It is important to note that the example represents a very simple course of patent examination concluding in the issuance of a patent and that the discussion below contains only a few highlights of the application process. Continue reading Simple Patent Application Timeline

Inventors should beware of invention disclosures

WarningREVISED 7/8/2012:  Baton Rouge inventors and others who manage or supervise inventors or potential inventors should be aware of how the disclosures of inventions impact potential patent rights.  35 U.S.C. 102(b) describes how an inventor can loose patent rights by disclosing an invention and failing to file a patent application in the allotted period of time. Continue reading Inventors should beware of invention disclosures