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Tips for Patentability Searching

Tips for Patentability Searching By Frederic M. Douglas © 2012, Frederic M. Douglas, All Rights Reserved. Persons new to filing patent applications often have basic questions regarding patent searches. Should an inventor do a patent search? Is a patent search … Continue reading

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Tips on patent subject matter eligibility for computer readable media

Tips on patent subject matter eligibility for computer readable media © 2012 Frederic M. Douglas. All Rights Reserved.                Many patent applications have been filed aimed at protecting inventions involving computers. Often the patent claims describe using disc drives or … Continue reading

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Who’s an Inventor for a Patent?

When filing a patent application, the applicant must state correctly who are the inventors of the invention(s). If the patent issues with the wrong inventor listed, the patent may end up being invalid or unenforceable. Be sure to not omit … Continue reading

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A Star In The Night

When I think of February, I think of Valentine’s Day, Ground Hog Day, and Presidents’ Day. I also remember that Black History Month falls in February, the shortest month of the year. This makes me remember a joke I heard … Continue reading

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Ring Back Tones in Songwriter Agreements

A songwriting agreement often provides for a share of royalties that may vary depending on the category of use.  These categories include foreign rights, movie rights, mechanical licenses, public performances, synchronization licenses, print rights, and other categories.  Most agreements between … Continue reading

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8 Tips For Inventors Planning To File A Patent Application

Copyright 2010 Frederic M. Douglas.  All Rights Reserved. 1. When you get your stroke of genius and come up with an idea, WRITE IT DOWN! You need to create a record of invention before going any further. You should list: … Continue reading

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Frederic M. Douglas – Registered Patent Attorney

Prosecution and preparation of provisional, utility and PCT patent applications in the biomedical, electronic, chemical, energy, desalination, aviation,electrophotograpy, business methods, telecommunications, database, and mechanical fields for concerns ranging in size from startup companies to Fortune 500 companies. Preparation of freedom … Continue reading

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Developing A Discovery Plan For A Patentee Plaintiff

© Frederic M. Douglas 2010.  All Rights Reserved.  (A) Review Jury Instructions and Prepare a Proof Rubric        Determine what you need to prove and what the defendant needs to prove.  Prepare a list of documents and testimony needed to … Continue reading

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International Intellectual Property Rights Regarding Plants Native To India: Texmati = Basmati?

International Intellectual Property Rights Regarding Plants Native To India: Texmati = Basmati? © Frederic M. Douglas, April 1999; 2010.  All Rights Reserved. By Frederic M. Douglas, Esq. fdouglas@cox.net   I.   Introduction In the age of global markets and the resulting … Continue reading

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Patent Validity: Offers to Sell an Invention

© Frederic M. Douglas, January 14, 2002.  All Rights Reserved. fdouglas@cox.net  Patent Validity: Offers to Sell an Invention  Q. When does an offer to sell bar patenting an invention?  A.  When a commercial offer of sale is madc.  General Discussion … Continue reading

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