Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Looooong list of Patent Search Types

The Patent searches are performed to know weather the invention of you idea is already existing or valid. Patent searches(Issued Patents, Patent Applications) are done at United States Patent and Trademark(USPTO) Office Databases. USPTO Patent number Searching allows the user to search from 1790 to the present(entire database) and it takes hours to perform a search. With the patent search we can monitor the newly published patents, and get a general idea of a patent in any particular country.

Different Types of Patent Searches are listed below:

Patentability/Novelty Search
Infringement Search
Patent Watches
Right-to-Use/Freedom to Operate/Clearance Search
Accelerated Examination
Chemical Search
Claim Product Mapping
File Wrapper
Opposition Search
Patent Analysis
Patent Mapping
Patent Proofreading

Monday, November 16, 2009

Intellectual Property Services

Intellectual Property Law rights are legal rights granted by governmental authorities to protect your designs, symbols, words, phrases and Ideas. Some common types of intellectual property include patents to protect inventions, copyright Infringement, trademarks, design rights.

Intellectual Property Services

Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States to prevent the unauthorized copying of a work of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, architectural works and certain other intellectual works. The duration of a copyright depends on the date work created.

Design:Design patent protects the original, structural or ornamental appearance of a new invention and it is granted by United States Patent and Trademark Office. But it doesn't protect functional features of the design. Application process for a design patent is much simpler, short and follows a predefined form.

Trademarks: Trademark Protect symbols, words, sounds, names and many other. Registering your trademark gives you the right to use for the goods or services that you cover. If you have not registered your trademark you can still be infringe someone who uses your mark on their services by common law of passing off.

Patent: Patent protects your new inventions, issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Generally, the duration of a patent is 20 years from the date on which the application for the patent was filed. You can also search for Issued patents and Patent applications here.