Does Your Invention Qualify for a Patent?

Does Your Invention Qualify for a Patent?

Patents
When you invent something new, you likely want to protect your design to ensure no one else misappropriates it and wrongfully profits from it. One way to do so is to apply for a patent that protects your ownership of your invention. However, just because you believe you invented something new and innovative does not mean it will necessarily qualify for a patent. The United States patent laws have strict requirements for what might qualify for protection, and you should discuss your invention with a patent attorney in Orlando right away. Requirements for a Patent The requirements for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to approve your patent are complex, but the following is a basic overview for a utility patent: Your invention provides a utility, meaning it is…
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New Inventions in 2019

New Inventions in 2019

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Many people have ideas for inventions, and some people take the steps to make them a reality and change the way the world works. The following are some examples of innovative inventions so far in 2019. If you are inspired to develop your own invention, you should speak with a skilled patent lawyer in Orlando today. Adaptive Controller for Xbox Microsoft engineers designed a controller for Xbox that allows individuals with limited mobility in their arms and hands to be included in gaming. The device was inspired by cerebral palsy advocacy groups. The Mirror You can hang this mirror in your home, and when you are ready to work out, the mirror will stream live workouts and provide inspiration from a fitness coach who appears in the “mirror.” This is…
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Patent Litigation 101

Patents
When it comes to technology, nothing is simple. You may think that just because you hold a patent, your ideas are safe from being stolen. Unfortunately, the reality is that only aggressive legal action can protect your patents. Patent pirates know that many people are reluctant to pursue litigation. Taking a case to court is an uncertain and expensive process, but allowing pirates to steal from you will cost even more. Whenever another party makes, uses, or sells your patented item or idea without license, you have the right to sue the infringing party. Litigation can stop their activities and you may be entitled to compensation. However, infringement is rarely easy to prove. If you are concerned about the safety of your patent, you should understand the different types of…
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