Patent your Invention

Patent definition
inventor business planpatent lawyer servicespatent investors / Patentpatent resourcesinvention / patent Planning

Patents / Inventions Glossary



Patent Lawyers

Abstract definition
Abstract definition, An Abstract is a brief summary of the invention which is being applied for patent. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Active Inducement to Infringe definition
Active Inducement to Infringe definition, One can be held liable for infringement even if one has just induced someone to infringe a patent right. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Address for service definition
Address for service definition, Address for Service is the address where all the correspondence related to a particular patent application is sent. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Affidavit definition
Affidavit definition, Affidavit is a written statement of facts which is confirmed by the oath of the party making it. The oath is taken before a notary or an officer who has been authorized to administer oaths. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Amendments definition
Amendments definition, Amendments are the clarifications or deletions that are made to a patent application or to a granted patent.But any amendments cannot add any material to the application or specification that was not there when the application was filed. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Apparatus Claim definition
Apparatus Claim definition, Apparatus claim refers to a patent claim which describes in detail the structure of an equipment. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Appeals definition
Appeals definition, Appeals can be made against decisions such as denial of patent. Appeals are generally made to the Patents Court and further on can be made to the Court of Appeal and the House of Lords. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Applicant definition
Applicant definition, Applicant is the person who makes the application for a patent.Usually its the inventor but in certain cases many people jointly apply for a patent. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Apportionment of Profit definition
Apportionment of Profit definition, In case of patent infringement the profits are apportioned according to the percentage of cost or sale price attributable to the patent to pay off the damages. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Arbitration definition
Arbitration definition, Arbitration is a way of resolving disputes by referring it to a third party which is selected by the parties. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Assignee definition
Assignee definition, Assignee is the person or entity to whom rights under a patent are legally transferred.Its not necessary that all the rights are transferred to a assignee. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Assignment definition
Assignment definition, Assignment is transfer of rights under a patent by the assignor to the assignee.Its not necessary that all the rights are transferred to a assignee. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Assignor definition
Assignor definition, Assignor is the person who transfers the rights under a patent to the assignee. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Attorneys Fees Award definition
Attorneys Fees Award definition, In certain cases of patent infringement proceedings the losing party is also supposed to pay off the other party's litigation charges. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Basic Patent definition
Basic Patent definition, Basic Patent is the first member of a Derwent patent family. This may not be the first published patent which is the first to be documented by Derwent World Patents Index. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Best Mode definition
Best Mode definition, A patent application must state the best mode of using the patent as known to the inventor on the date of filing the patent application. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Caveat definition
Caveat definition, Caveat is a request to be kept informed of all the future events relating to a patent application or granted patent. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Certificate of Correction definition
Certificate of Correction definition, A Certificate of Correction is issued by the US patent office upon request by the patentee where some minor error has crept in the patent. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Citations definition
Citations definition, Citations are made by the examiner or author comprising a list of references of relevant prior art. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Civil Procedure Rules definition
Civil Procedure Rules definition, Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) are the rules that lay down the format of the proceedings to be taken place before the courts. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Claims definition
"Claims definition, Claims are concise written statements that define the invention covered by the patent application. What falls within that definition is protected by the patent-anything outside it, is not protected.

Combining Prior Art definition
Combining Prior Art definition, Under the U.S. Patent Statute two or more prior arts can be combined to reject an application. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Comprising definition
Comprising definition, The word comprising in the claim of a patent application means that even if certain additions are made to the patent by a third party still it shall amount to infringement. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Continuation definition
"Continuation definition, Continuations are subsequent applications which are filed while the original patent application is still pending.Continuations should not mention anything that was not there in the original application to gain the benefit of the application's filing date.

Continuation in part definition
"Continuation in part definition, A Continuation-in-part application is the same as a continuation with the only difference that something new has been added which was not there in the original application. A C.I.P application can claim the filing date of the parent application only

Continuing Applications definition
Continuing Applications definition, Continuing applications are of three types.These are division, continuation and continuation-in-part. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Convention country definition
Convention country definition, Convention country is one which is one of the signatories to the Paris Convention. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Copyright definition
Copyright definition, Copyright protects the original expression of ideas, not the ideas themselves. The difference between copyright and patent is the function.For a thing to be patented it must be useful. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Decisions definition
Decisions definition, Decisions are given by the Comptroller by virtue of the discretion vested in her by the Patents Act 1977 and the Patents Rules 1995. The decision can be either in writing or orally. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Description definition
Description definition, Description is an explanation in full giving out the details of the invention and how it works.It is filed to initiate a patent application. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Design Patent definition
Design Patent definition, Design Patent is obtained to protect against duplications concerning the unique appearance, shape or design of a product. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Disclosure definition
"Disclosure definition, Disclosure is the details of an invention which is made available to public. This may be deliberately revealed outside the patent system so as to make the invention unpatentable, or what is described in a patent application.

Disposal definition
Disposal definition, Disposal refers to the process where an application has been resolved by being withdrawn, rejected or granted. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Division definition
Division definition, If an application covers too large an area, then the patent office can divide the application into separate applications called divisional applications. The specifications of a divisional application are the same as the application.

Drawing definition
Drawing definition, Drawings or illustrations are found with inventions for mechanical or electrical devices.They are specially-prepared figures filed as a part of a patent application to explain and describe the invention. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Duty of Disclosure definition
Duty of Disclosure definition, Duty of Disclosure is a requirement imposed on everyone involved in the patenting process so as to disclose all information to the patent examiner that may affect the granting of a patent. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Entitlement definition
Entitlement definition, Entitlement is the legal right of a person or entity to own a patent or patent application. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Equivalent definition
Equivalent definition, Specifications which have been published by different patent offices for the same invention are known as Equilavent. These specifications together form the patent family. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

European patent application definition
"European patent application definition, Several European countries are members of the European Patent Convention. European patent application means that a patent application which has been filed under this convention will, if it is granted, be effective in all the countries

European Patent Convention definition
European Patent Convention definition, The European Patent Convention (EPC) tries to centralize the patent application process and the patent law and procedure. The EPC by way of an an agreement between European nations has established a single European patent which can be applied for

Evidence definition
Evidence definition, Evidence is any kind of testimony, or production of documents and items which can act as a proof in any matter of fact. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Examiner definition
Examiner definition, Examiner is an official of the patent office, who after examining the application determines whether it is patentable or not. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Exclusive licence definition
Exclusive licence definition, Exclusive licence is a licence granted by the owner of a patent which disallows the owner to licence the use the invention to any other person. With such a licence, even the owner himself cannot then use his invention, but he can collect royalties

Exhibit definition
Exhibit definition, An exhibit is a document or object which is presented to prove a fact. Exhibit is also included as part of written evidence in proceedings which take place before the Comptroller. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Ex parte proceedings definition
Ex parte proceedings definition, Ex parte proceedings are proceedings which take place without having had served any notice. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Expiry Date definition
Expiry Date definition, Expiry date is the date when a patent has exhausted its term in a country. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Filing date definition
Filing date definition, The date when the application has been filed in the patent office, ie. the day the filled application reaches the patent office. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

First to File definition
First to File definition, The person who first files an application for patent, is awarded the patent in the European patent system. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

First to Invent definition
First to Invent definition, The person who first invents is awarded the patent in the USA. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Grant definition
Grant definition, A grant is a temporary right given to the applicant so that anyone else is not able to use the technology that has been defined in the patent.This right is temporary and is given for a specified period only. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

H document definition
H document definition, H document is a Statutory Invention Registration (SIR). The applicant who had applied for a US patent may decide to give up the ability to obtain a patent and instead decide to pay the US Patent Office to publish it as an SIR.

Infringement definition
Infringement definition, Infringement is the violation of Intellectual Property Rights. Anyone who makes, uses, sells, places on sale, or imports a claimed invention is guilty of infringement. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Injunction definition
Injunction definition, Injunction is a court order prohibiting a party from doing something (this is known as restrictive injunction) or compelling it to do something (this is known as mandatory injunction). - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Intellectual property definition
Intellectual property definition, Intellectual Property (IP) refers to property that enjoys legal protection and is a result of some intellectual effort. Patents, trademarks, copyright and design protection are all examples of Intellectual Property. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

International patent application definition
"International patent application definition, International Patent Application is a single patent application which can be filed for up to 104 countries. This is possible under the Patent Co-operation Treaty (PCT) and one needs to file an application in any one of the number of receiving Offices

Inter partes proceedings definition
Inter partes proceedings definition, Inter partes proceedings are proceedings with notices.Notices had been served before the proceeding took place. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Inventing definition
Inventing definition, Inventing: beget, break ground, break the ice, breed, bring forth, bring into being, call into being, coin, conceit, conceptualize, cook up, counterfeit, determine, develop, discover, dream up, engender, envision, evolve, experience imaginatively

Invention definition
"Invention definition", Invention: A contrivance; a discovery. It is in this sense this word is used in the patent laws of the United States. 17 Pet. 228; S. C. 1 How. U. S. 202. It signifies not something which has been found ready made

Inventive step definition
Inventive step definition, A patent for an invention can be granted only if it contains an inventive step. An inventive step means that the invention should have something which is seen as an invention by someone who is skilled in that area of technology. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Inventor definition
Inventor definition, An inventor is a person who has come out with a new idea and wants to pursue its development. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Inventors definition
Inventors definition, Inventors: A person who who invents or finds out something new; a contriver; especially, one who invents mechanical devices, new drugs, new processes, or other useful objects or procedures acting as an inventor. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Judicial Precedent definition
Judicial Precedent definition, Judicial Precedent refers to a previous judicial decision or proceeding that is available and may be relied upon in case any dispute arrises. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Jurat definition
Jurat definition, Jurat is the final statement which is signed by a person who is authorized to administer oaths. This indicates when the affidavit or statutory declaration was sworn, affirmed or declared. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Kinds definition
Kinds definition, The letter, often with a further number, indicating the level of publication of a patent. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Kokai definition
Kokai definition, Kokai is an unexamined Japanese patent application. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Kokoku definition
Kokoku definition, Kokoku is a Japanese patent application which has been examined and allowed. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Lapse definition
Lapse definition, The date after which a patent is not valid in a country. This is due to its failure to pay the renewal or maintenance fees. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Licence definition
Licence definition, Licence is a legal agreement granting someone permission to use a patent for certain purposes or under certain conditions. A licence does not constitute a change in ownership of the patent. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Licence of right definition
Licence of right definition, A patent owner can be allowed to renew the patent at half the cost if the owner indicates that the licences under his patent are available to anyone who asks for one. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Manual of Patent Practice definition
Manual of Patent Practice definition, Manual of Patent Practice provides detailed guidance on the procedures of a Patent both before and after grant has been received. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Non Convention Equivalents definition
Non Convention Equivalents definition, Non-Convention Equivalents are applications filed in subsequent country which does not claim a priority application in another country. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Novelty definition
Novelty definition, An invention must be "novel," in order to qualify for a patent.This means that the invention should not have been available to public earlier. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Obviousness definition
Obviousness definition, Obviousness is the concept that the claims defining an invention in a patent application should be an inventive step. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Open for Public Inspection definition
Open for Public Inspection definition, Open for Public Inspection (OPI) is that part in a patents file, which members of public can inspect as from the date of publication of the application. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Opposition definition
Opposition definition, Opposition is the time period allowed for an interested party to oppose the grant of a patent. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Paris convention definition
Paris convention definition, The Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, first adopted in 1883, is the major international agreement providing basic rights for protecting international property. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Patent definition
Patent definition, A patent is an exclusive right granted by the government for an invention. It provides protection for the invention to the owner of the patent for a limited period which varies from country to country (patents). - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Patentability definition
Patentability definition, Patentability is the criteria an invention must meet in order to qualify for a patent; these include novelty, non-obviousness, and usefulness. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Patent agent definition
Patent agent definition, Patent Agent is a person who drafts a patent application and then takes that patent application through the various stages on behalf of the applicant. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Patent application definition
Patent application definition, Patent application is a nonprovisional utility patent application must include a specification, including a claim or claims; drawings, when necessary; an oath or declaration; and the prescribed filing fee. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Patent attorneys definition
Patent attorneys definition, Patent attorney may be referred to as a practitioner or representative) - an individual who is a member in good standing of the bar of any United States court or the highest court of any State and who is registered to practice before the Office

Patent Co operation Treaty definition
Patent Co operation Treaty definition, Patent Co-operation Treaty (PCT) is a treaty which allows a patent application to be filed in many different countries. A single international application is filed initially which may be converted to a series of national applications in different countries

Patent Family definition
Patent Family definition, Patent Family is a group of equivalent patents which have been granted in several different countries for the same invention. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Patent definition
Patent definition, A patent is an exclusive right granted by the government for an invention. It provides protection for the invention to the owner of the patent for a limited period which varies from country to country (patents). - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Patent Idea definition
Patent Idea definition, Every patent first starts with an idea! An inventor will take their concept, develop drawings and / or a prototype and then file a patent application. At the end of the day the idea is where the value for investors / licensors are created - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Patent Information definition
"Patent Information definition, Inventors need to research the patent database to review patent information day one. You do not want to spend six months working on a patent application - and then find out that another inventor previously filed and was granted a patent for their concept

Patent Investor definition
Patent Investor definition, Many inventors need startup financing to develop their patent applications. There are investors who will invest in a concept / invention with the goal of owning part of the intellectual property and / or royalty stream available in the future

Patent Law Treaty definition
Patent Law Treaty definition, Patent Law Treaty (PLT) is a treaty which seeks to harmonise the formal requirements through out the world.. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Patent Lawyer definition
Patent Lawyer definition, Patent Lawyers: patent preparation and prosecution in the USPTO, interaction with outside US & foreign counsel, as well as client counseling, opinion work, agreement review and drafting / patent filings. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Patent Licensing definition
Patent Licensing definition, Many inventors wish to license their patents. To plan for buying and selling patent licenses, it is critical to receive top-notch legal advice. An expert patent attorney can assist you with licensing your patent / technology transfer. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Patent office definition
Patent office definition, By disseminating both patent and trademark information, the USPTO promotes an understanding of intellectual property protection and facilitates the development and sharing of new technologies worldwide. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Patent Pending definition
Patent Pending definition, A patent is pending, when the inventor applies for the patent with the USPTO, but it has not been granted as of yet. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Patent Protection definition
"Patent Protection definition, Every inventor needs to research their options for patent protection with their attorney. If you wish to create long-term value and either find an investor for your patent or license your patent in the future - then you need to learn about patent protect

Patent Rules 1995 definition
Patent Rules 1995 definition, Patent Rules 1995 is the secondary legislation which lays out in detail the procedural aspects of all dealings with the Patent Office. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Patents Act 1977 definition
Patents Act 1977 definition, Patents Act 1977 is the Act of Parliament which gives the authority under which patents in the UK are granted and enforced. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Patent search definition
Patent search definition, US Patent Classification data in the Full-Text Database (Current US Classification [CCL]) is frequently updated to reflect the most current PTO Master Classification File (MCF), and will not necessarily match the classification data

Pending definition
Pending definition, The period in which the patent application has neither been rejected nor been granted, and the application has not yet been withdrawn. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Plurality definition
Plurality definition, A patent can be granted if only there is no plurality in it.The patent application must claim just one invention or a number of inventions which all share the same inventive concept. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Preliminary hearing definition
Preliminary hearing definition, Preliminary hearing is a hearing appointed initially to decide a point of procedure. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Prior art definition
Prior art definition, Prior Art is what was previously known in a given area of technology that led to the development of the invention. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Priority date definition
Priority date definition, A priority date is established for the invention when one first files a patent application that describes the invention in detail. If the invention is known to the public before this date, one is not entitled to patent it. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Priority document definition
Priority document definition, Priority document is a previously-filed patent application which provides a priority date for a later application. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Prototype definition
Prototype definition, A prototype is an experimental design of the whole or part of a product used for illustration, often used for a patent application (filing). - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Provisional patent definition
Provisional patent definition, Provisional application for patent is a U. S. national application for patent filed in the USPTO under 35 U.S.C. 111(b). It allows filing without a formal patent claim, oath or declaration, or any information disclosure (prior art) statement.

Publication definition
Publication definition, A granted patent application is published twice. It is published for the first time after 18 months have passed from the filing date of the application. It is again published in its final form when the patent is granted. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Renewal fees definition
Renewal fees definition, Annual renewal fees are payable to the Office to keep the patent in force once a patent has been granted. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Research Disclosure definition
Research Disclosure definition, Research Disclosure are defensive-type publications which are published to give companies and inventors freedom to use the research. The invention described cannot be patented after it has been published. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Restorations definition
Restorations definition, Restorations are the proceedings by which a lapsed patent may be restored.The patent may have lapsed due to failure to pay renewal fees. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Revocation definition
Revocation definition, Revocation is the stopping of the protection given to a patent. This can be due to various reasons like lack of novelty. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Search report definition
Search report definition, Search Report is a report to the applicant containing the list of citations of published prior art documents prepared by the patent office examiner to check the novelty of a patent application. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Specification definition
Specification definition, Specification is the part of the patent application which gives the detailed description of the invention. It also describes the claims of the invention and lays down the nature of the protection being sought. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Substantive examination definition
Substantive examination definition, Substantive examination is the examination in detail of a patent application by a patent office examiner to determine whether a patent should be granted or not. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Term of patent definition
Term of patent definition, Term of Patent is the maximum number of years for which a patent can enjoy the rights granted to it. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Third party terms definition
Third party terms definition, Third Party terms are the conditions placed on the reinstatement of an application or patent. These are designed to protect the interests of any third party who may have started to work the invention. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Trademark definition
Trademark definition, Trademark is an officially registered and legally restricted name, symbol or representation which identifies with a product, the use of which is restricted to the person who owns the trademark. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Tribunals definition
Tribunals definition, Tribunals are the bodies which fall outside the hierarchy of the courts with administrative or judicial functions. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

Trips definition
Trips definition, Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Matters.An Agreement of the World Trade Organization. - Patent terms / Inventors learning how to file a patent application

United States Patent and Trademark Office definition
United States Patent and Trademark Office definition, The USPTO mission is to ensure that the intellectual property system contributes to a strong global economy, encourages investment in innovation, and fosters entrepreneurial spirit. The USPTO promotes industrial and technological progress in the United States

US patent definition
"US patent definition, U.S. Patent: a property right granted by the Government of the United States of America to an inventor to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention throughout the United States or importing the invention into the Unit

US patent office definition
US patent office definition, Through the issuance of patents, the USPTO encourages technological advancement by providing incentives to invent, invest in, and disclose new technology worldwide. Through the registration of trademarks, the agency assists businesses in protecting their patent rights / inventions

Enter your email address below for Patent and Patent Application Services.

Patent / Invention Consulting

Definition: Patent - How do I file a patent application?

WHere do I file my patent application?
Inventors need to learn how to patent their ideas - as it protects their invention and can provide opportunities for investment / licensing opportunities.
A patent is an exclusive right granted by the government (both U.S. and international) for an invention.
It provides protection for the invention to the owner of the patent for a limited period which varies from country to country.

Patent Common misspellings:
aptent,atent,paatent,paent,paetnt,pateent,paten,patennt,patentt,
patet,patetn,patnet,patnt,pattent,ppatent,ptaent,ptent

Patent Glossary / Inventing Business Dictionary - Define: Patent - 2004 HJ Ventures International, Inc.