Monthly Archives: June 2010

Provisional or Non-provisional Patent Application – Which Should You Choose?

Terry Williamson asked: A provisional patent application is not a patent, and furthermore, never becomes a patent, with the single rare exception noted below. It automatically expires after twelve months following the day of filing and cannot be revived.It does … Continue reading

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India Patents (Amendment) Rules 2006 Notified

George Kutty asked: The Government of India has notified Patents (Amendment) Rules 2006 with effect from 5 May 2006. The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, has issued a Notification dated May 5, 2006, published … Continue reading

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Patenting – An Overview For New Inventors

Stephen Szirmai asked: If you are serious about an idea and want to see it turned into a fully fledged invention, it is essential to obtain some form of patent protection, at least to the ‘patent pending’ status. Without that, … Continue reading

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If I filed a provisional patent with an attorney, can I use another attorney to file a full utility patent?

Bob F asked: To save cost, I may consider using a lower-cost internet-based patent service to file the full utility patent for this invention. I already have a provisional patent, but am up against the year deadline to file the … Continue reading

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