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How do you describe an invention?

The simplest format is a Brief Description of the Invention, which is an informal description of how to make and use the invention. Inventors often want to verbally describe the invention to the patent attorney, with the patent attorney playing the role of interviewer and transcriber.

How do you describe a patent?

A patent description is a part of how you patent an idea that explains the invention, design or plant you’ve developed and forms an essential part of your patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The patent description should include everything that makes your invention new.

What is the purpose of your invention?

An invention uses technology to solve a specific problem. The technical features of an invention have a function through which the problem – the purpose of the invention – is solved. The technical character necessary for patenting requires that the laws of nature are used to achieve the objective.

How do you title an invention?

The title of the invention should be placed at the top of the first page of the specification unless it is provided in the application data sheet (see 37 CFR 1.76). The title should be brief but technically accurate and descriptive and should contain fewer than 500 characters.

What are the stages of a patent?

The process for getting a patent has four steps.

  • Step 1: File an application for patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Step 2: Examination of patent application.
  • Step 3: Respond to any objections or rejections made by the examiner.
  • Step 4: Patent grant.

What are examples of patents?

Examples of patents

  • Pen with scanner. With a machine as small as a pen, you can transfer text from paper directly into a computer.
  • The possibility to move.
  • System for shorter flight times.
  • Steel kidneys.
  • The blood rocker.
  • Packaging success.
  • Life-saving invention.
  • Breastfeeding shirts.

What happens to a patent after 20 years?

After a patent has been in place for 20 years for utility patents and 14 years for design and plant patents, the invention becomes part of the public domain. This means the invention no longer has patent protection and is no longer off limits, so anyone can make, use, or sell the invention without infringement.

What are the benefits of having a patent?

Advantages of patents

  • A patent gives you the right to stop others from copying, manufacturing, selling or importing your invention without your permission.
  • You get protection for a pre-determined period, allowing you to keep competitors at bay.
  • You can then use your invention yourself.

How long is a patent valid in the US?

20 years

What is necessary in order to obtain a patent?

Under U.S. patent law, an invention is patentable only if it meets the following four requirements, which are discussed in more detail below:

  1. The invention must be statutory (subject matter eligible)
  2. The invention must be new.
  3. The invention must be useful.
  4. The invention must be non-obvious.

What are the 5 requirements of a patent?

What are the 5 requirements for obtaining a patent?

  • The innovation is patentable subject matter. Patentable.
  • The innovation is new (called ‘novelty’)
  • The innovation is inventive.
  • The innovation is useful (called ‘utility’)
  • The innovation must not have prior use.