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"Patent Pending" Kit/eBook index

To help you better appreciate the comprehensiveness of our "Patent Pending" Kit/inventor's guide we present the actual eBook index for your review:

Index

§101

background art section, utility and the, 95

nonfunctional descriptive material, 60

ordinary skill in the art

examples, legal test, 60

ordinary skill in the art test, and, 60

patentable subject matter evaluation, 58

patentable subject matter requirements, 59, 60

provisional applications, and, 86

utility, 22

utility, definition of, 58, 60

utility, description requirement, 44

utility, establishment of, 59

utility, theory of operation, incorrect, 59

written description requirement, and, 105

§102 (g)

characteristics, 72

§103, 75

§112 (1)

adiquacy, presumption of, 102

best mode, 100

best mode, 101

best mode, 109

checklist, 106

complying with, 103

conflicts in disclosure, 105

enablement, 102, 122

examination procedure, 101, 102, 103

experimentation, undue, 101

inoperative embodiments, 111, 122

make and use, 101

patentable subject matter, and, 105

summary list, 105

terms, undefined specification, 105

undue experimentation, evidence of, 122

unpredictability in the art, and, 105

unsupported elements, 123

variation in the art, and high, 106

written description, 101, 102, 103

§113, 91

A

Abstracts, patent, 82

Admissions by Applicant, 70

Advanced information

claims, 114

detailed description, drafting of, 120

drawings, issues regarding, 99

obviousness, requirements for, 76

written description requirement, §112 (1), 101

written description requirement, §112 (1) issues in, 121

Agents, patent, 130

Alternative embodiments. See Specification/embodiments

American Inventors Protection Act, 40

Application data sheet, 29, 30, 38, 39, 93, 138

Assignments, 35, See also Ownership

Attorneys, patent, 130

B

Background art section, 94

checklist, 95

derogatory remarks, 95

drafting guide questions, 96

invention, do not discuss your, 95

validity remarks, 95

writing style tips, 95, 108

C

Canceled matter, 64

Certificate of mailing

defined, 131

form, official, 171

Checklists

actions to take after conception, 42

drafting background art section, 95

drawings, preparation of, 98

written description requirement, satisfying, 106

Claim interpretation, 26, 101

Festo, 27, 79

Claims, 53, 56, 63, 66, 76, 79, 81, 82, 83, See also Patents, and Provisional patent applications

defined, 131

drafting tips, 113

independent claims, 83

information, points of, 114

process, 61

scope, 102, 103, 122, See

tables in, 114

Co-inventors. See Joint Applicants

Commercial potential evaluation. See also Marketability

Compact disc application submissions, 94, 119, 125, 126, 127

Conception

afterwards, steps to take, 42

date of, 65

documenting, 44

establishing, 72

proof of, 73

proving before diligence, 75

Constructive reduction to practice. See Reduction to practice/constructive

Copyrights defined, 131

Correspondence address. See Filing the provisional application/correspondence address

Correspondence with the USPTO, 30

Credit card, paying by. See Filing the provisional application/credit card

Critical date, 67

Cross reference to related applications, 129

D

Deadline for filing regular patent application, 129

Description of the invention. See Specification

Design patents, 86

Detailed description of the invention. See Specification

Diligence, 65, 67, 74

attorney, 74

degrees of, 75

engineering, 74

lack of, 75

when necessary, 72

Disclosure Documents, 44, 62

Doctrine of equivalents, 27, 66

Do-it-yourself. See Pro se

Drawings

advanced issues, 99

analysis, patent drawing, 83

background section, in, 95

brief description section, 99

checklist,preparation of, 98

formal, 97

informal, 96, 97

new matter, 97

not required if, 99

omitted figures, 99

software to use, 97

tips on preparing, 97

when required, 97

Duty to disclose, 84

E

Employer ownership of invention, 57

Enablement of the invention. See §112 (1) enablement

Evaluations

commercial potential, 46

inventorship, 56

ownership, 57

patent analysis, 82

patentable subject matter, 58, 60

provisional application, deciding if appropriate, 87

Experimental use

factors indicative of, 71

Express mail service, 125

F

Fees

nonprovisional applications, 21

provisional application, filing, 127

small entity status. See Small entity status

Filing the provisional application, 125

after filing, issues, 129

checks, payment by, 127

confirmation number, 128

correspondence address, 29, 30

cover sheet, 92

credit card, paying by, 125

date accorded, 21, 25, 97, 102, 105

filing receipt, 33, 128

forms, official filing, 162

general information, 29, 31

incomplete applications, 31, 32

inventorship issues, 35

postcard receipt, 128

Power of Attorney, 125

requirements, 91

small entity status. See Small entity status

Filing the provisional patent application, 30

First-to-invent, 65

Flowcharts. See Specification/flowcharts

Foreign patent priority claim, 21

claim, including at least one, 112

filing receipt, and, 34

issues, common, 25, 29, 33, 35, 42, 63

on sale prohibition, and, 69

Paris Convention deadline, 22

postcard receipt, and, 128

Forms, filing, 162

G

Glossary of patent terms, 130

I

Incorporation by reference

application secrecy exception, 79

how to, 96

submissions, 121

Information disclosure statement, 94

Information disclosure statements, 91, 95

Information, lists of. See also Advanced information, and Summaries

abandonment, invention, 73

claim novelty, 66

diligence, 74

drawings, application, 97

first-to-invent, characteristics of, 72

inventorship, correction of, 35

obviousness, invention, 75

on-sale prohibition, issues in, 69

patentability issues, 62

patentable matter requirement, §101, 59

post filing issues, 129

prior-art, 85

provisional patent applications, 24

provisional patent applications, filing of, 29

public knowledge, what is, 64

public use issues, 67

submissions to USPTO, requirements for,, 126

title of the invention, 93

International issues. See Foreign patent priority claim

International patent rights, 63

Internet search engines, useful, 80

Invention

abandonment of, 72, 73

assignment of. See Agreements/assignments

concealment of, 72

date of, 62, 71

dedication to the public, 73

definition of, 65

embodiments. See Specification/embodiments

first-to-invent, definition in, 73

inherent properties. See Specification/inherent matter

marketing. See Marketing

Patent Pending status, 129

protection, 23

theft of, avoiding, 129

theory of operation, understanding of, 114

title. See Title of the invention

when complete, 72

where done matters, 71

Inventor

duty to disclose, 84

multiple inventors. See Joint Applicants

non-signing inventor. See Non-signing inventor

Inventor’s notebook, 52, 62

reasons to maintain, 53, 65, 72

Inventorship, 34, 52

correction of, 34, 35, 93

deceptive intent, 53, 55

evaluation, 56

facts, 54

issues, 55

J

Joint Applicants

contribution statement, 53

inventorship issues, 55

joint owner’s agreement, 53, 54

name order immaterial, 93

Joint inventors. See Joint Applicants

Joint owner’s agreement, 53

L

Laboratory notebook. See Inventor’s notebook

Litigation. See Patents/litigation

M

Mailing address, 30

Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, online, 133

Marketability, 22, 43

evaluation of, commercial potential, 46

Marketing, x, 16, 21, 53, 69, 70, 74, 84, 89, 100, 129, See also Invention/marketing

expert analysis, 3rd party, 51

performance factors, invention, 51

Money saving tips, 94

MPEP. See Manual of Patent Examining Procedure

Multiple inventors. See Joint Applicants

 

N

Name of the invention. See Title of the invention

New matter, 23, 101, 105

assignments, 36

best mode, and, 105

consequences, 23

drawings exception, 120

drawings, in the, 97

general information, 123

submissions, compact disk, 127

submissions, substitute, 127

Nonprovisional patent applications

claiming priority, 36, 37, 38

claiming priority examples, 39

claiming priority late, 39

claims, 102

confidentiality, 85

drafting fees, 21

effective filing date, 21

general information. See Patent applications, general

legal issues, 26

new matter, 23, 120

office actions, 102

priority date, 21

publication of, 85

reverse conversion, 37

Non-signing inventor, 55

 

O

Obviousness

analogous art, 81

basic points, 75

motivation to combine, 77

requirements for, 76

secondary considerations, 76

test of, 76

Office action. See Nonprovisional patent applications/office actions

Opinion practitioner, when needed, 78, 84, 88

Ordinary skill in the art, 101

examples, legal test, 92, 102, 103, 105, 106, 107, 114, 122, 123

Ownership

assignments, 57

employment issues, 57

evaluation, 57

first-to-invent competition, and, 72

issues, 57

joint owner’s agreement, 53, 54

obviousness test, in, 76

patentability, and. See Patentability:ownership

prohibited events, 61

P

Patent

claims. See Claims

patent enforcement, 21

priority date, 21

Patent applications, general

abandoned, 86

confidentiality exception, 64, 79

nonprovisional patent applications. See Nonprovisional patent applications

nonstandard terms, use of, 102

provisional patent applications. See Provisional patent applications

regular patent applications. See Nonprovisional patent applications

terms. See Specification/terms

Patent infringement, 26, 27

issues, loss of protection, 111, 114

marketing, and, 49

Patent-pending status, and, 129

search prior-art, reasons to, 27

Patent Pending, 21

defined, 134

Patentability. See also Obviousness

absolute novelty, 63

claims, analyzing prior-art, 83

compounds and compositions, of, 122

equivalency factors, 66

experimental exception, 62

foreign patents, 63

loosing rights, 65, 71, 74, 91, 102

must have a function, 61

not novel, what if invention, 84

novelty, 66

overcoming bars, 37

ownership, and, 67

plants, of, 122

possession of the invention, 107, 121

prohibited acts. See Prohibited acts

prohibition of, in "first-to-invent", 74

public policy, 62

subject matter, 58

theory of operation, incorrect, 122

Patents

abstracts, 82

certificates of correction, 85

claims, 82

evaluation of, 82

invalidity causes, 54, 84

licensees, 92, 108

litigation, 82, 88, 92, 102, 108, See also Patent infringement

loosing rights to attain. See Patentability/

prosecution history estoppels, 23

research. See Searching Patents

terms in. See Specification/terms

validity, presumption of, 102

Prior-art, 54

abandoned applications, 64

admission by applicant, 95

analogous, 81

confidentiality exceptions, USPTO, 79

dating of, 86

drawings analysis, 83

drawings and pictures, 99

general infarction, 85

international, 86

obviousness test, used in, 75

patents, evaluation of, 82

pictures, 86

published, 64

reference date, 64

references, 66, 73, 79, 85

searching for. See Searching prior-art

Priority competition

first-to-invent, 74

Pro se, 16, 88, 91, 92, 102, 121, See also Provisional patent applications/quality issues

saving money, 100

Prohibited acts, 61

process claim exception, 61

Provisional patent applications, 21, See also Patent applications, general

abandoned, referencing of, 73

abandonment, 28

access to, 29, 55

advantages, 22

after filing, issues, 129

amendment, 28

application numbers, 31

big picture, the, 92

characteristics, 22

claims, 81, 103, 112

confidentiality, 22

constructive notice, 30

conversion, 36

conversion to nonprovisional, 25

copies, 28

cover sheet, 92

deciding if appropriate, steps in, 87

differences from nonprovisional Patents, 91, 100

do-it-yourself. See Pro se

filed without drawings, 32

filing of. See Filing the provisional application

first-to-invent competitions, and, 73

foreign filing license, 29

format requirements, 91

incomplete filings, 31

informal, 29

language requirements, 37

missing parts late fee, 29

number, application, 128

Patent Pending. See Patent Pending

Patent Pending status, marking of, 129

patent term, 28

pendency, 21

proof of filing postcard, 33

quality, 23

quality issues, 16, 17, 19, 23, 88, 92, 100

risks, 23, 24

secrecy order, 29

submissions, 126

Public disclosure

examples, 63

international patent rights, 63

prior-art and, 62

Public knowledge, 63, 79

canceled matter, patents, 86

prior-art and, 62

Public use, 67

prohibition proceedings, 68

Public, dedicating invention to. See Invention:dedication to the public

Publications of patent applications. See Nonprovisional patent applications/publication

Q

Questions to answer, guideline

background section, drafting guide, 96

commercial potential, invention, 46

detailed description section, drafting guide, 108, 109, 110, 111

inventorship, determining, 56

patentable matter, determining, 60

R

Reduction to practice

actual, 65

constructive, 65

date of, 65

experimental data, including, 110

first-to-invent date, and the, 71, 72

last to achieve, 74

multiple inventors, and, 55

others, done by, 54

possession of the invention, and, 121

proving, 72

provisional applications, benefits of, 43

theft of invention, and, 67

Regular patent applications. See Nonprovisional patent applications

Research. See Searching Patents

S

Searching. See Searching Patents

Searching prior-art, 66, 81, See Searching for prior-art

caveats, 85

embodiments, making new, 84

evaluating patents, 82

no guarantee, 84

not novel, what if invention, 84

optimization methods, 83

patents, strategies for, 82

professionals, how good are, 84

references cited, 84

search engines, 80

State-of-the-art search, 80

typical results, 84

SIR. See Statutory invention registration

Small entity status, 28

Software

patentable matter, and, 60

patents, 83

searching of, and, 80

Software Patent Institute, 80

Specification

avoid, things to, 107, 109, 111, 116, 121

best mode, 110, See also §112 (1)/best mode

claims, supporting dependent, 111

claims, supporting independent, 109, 110, 111

complete disclosure, 103

computer program listings, 120

conflicts in, 105

contradictions in, 92, 108, 109

critical elements, description of, 107

data, inclusion of experimental, 110

dependent claims, supporting, 111

derogatory remarks, 95

detail, level of, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111

detrimental information, inclusion of, 108

drafting examples, 93, 98, 109, 111, 112

drafting tips, 101, 109

embodiments, 60, 77, 78, 84, 86, 88, 101, 102, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 122

enablement. See §112/enablement

essential elements, 110

examples, use of, 105, 106, 107, 110, 122

experimentation, undue. See §112 (1)

flowcharts, 121

genus, 103, 106, 113, 122

hyperlinks, 121

illustrations, 121

incorporation by reference. See Incorporation by reference

inherent matter, 77, 103, 105, 113, 123

introduction, drafting the, 108

lexicographer, be your own, 109

make and use requirement. See §112/make and use

new matter, 123

objects of the invention, 109

possession of the invention, showing, 107

prior-art, description of, 109

quality issues, 121

requirements, 100

scope of the invention, 94

spelling check, 116

style tips, drafting, 107

tables, 121

target audience, 92

terminology, 109

terms undefined in, 105

terms, nonstandard use of, 83, 85

trademarks, 120

written description requirement. See §112 (1)

written description requirements, 91

Statutory invention registration defined, 136

Summaries

assignments, invention, 57

drafting tip, provisional application, 116

inventorship, correction of, 35

new matter in applications, 123

provisional application characteristics, 22

provisional application practice, 28

written description requirement, 105

T

Thesaurus, online, 81

Thomas Register, 80

Tips

background art section drafting style, 108

background section, drafting, 95, 96

claims drafting, 113

drawings, 96

drawings, preparation of, 97

money, to save, 94

provisional applications, drafting, 116

searching for prior-art, on, 81

specification drafting style, 107

specification,drafting, 101, 109

title, selection of, 118

Title of the invention

inventor’s contribution statement, and, 53

obscuring, 93

placement of, 93

referencing of, 35

selection of, 93

tips on picking, 118

Trade secret defined, 137

trademark defined, 137

Trademarks. See Specification/trademarks

U

United States Patent and Trademark Office. See USPTO

USPTO

corresponding with, requirements in, 129

filing fee, provisional application, 127

forms, filing, 162

mailing address, provisional application), 125

Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR), 129

payment information, 127

phone number, customer service, 127

website, 45

Utility patent defined, 137

W

Websites

marketing analysis, expert, 51

MPEP online, 133

practitioners, USPTO database of, 130

searching prior-art, 80

thesaurus, 81

USPTO, 125

Written description requirement. See Specification

 

 

 


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