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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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Tasks for a Company Patent Committee

Tasks for a Company Patent Committee By Frederic M. Douglas; freddouglas.wordpress.com © 2012, Frederic M. Douglas, All Rights Reserved. Frederic M. Douglas (fdouglas@cox.net) is a solo practitioner specializing in litigation involving intellectual property (patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyright, and more). … 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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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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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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