Patents and Intellectual Property

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Patents and Intellectual Property

  1. 1. Patents and Intellectual Property
  2. 2. What are patents?
  3. 3. What are patents? <ul><li>Granted by US government </li></ul>
  4. 4. What are patents? <ul><li>Granted by US government </li></ul><ul><li>Protection for inventors </li></ul>
  5. 5. What are patents? <ul><li>Granted by US government </li></ul><ul><li>Protection for inventors </li></ul><ul><li>200 year old right </li></ul>
  6. 6. What are patents? <ul><li>Granted by US government </li></ul><ul><li>Protection for inventors </li></ul><ul><li>200 year old right </li></ul><ul><li>Protected by lawyers </li></ul>
  7. 7. Kinds of Patents
  8. 8. Kinds of Patents Design or utility patents
  9. 9. Kinds of Patents Design or utility patents = functional processes, machines, articles
  10. 10. Kinds of Patents Design or utility patents = functional processes, machines, articles or improved product design or composition
  11. 11. Kinds of Patents Design or utility patents = functional processes, machines, articles or improved product design or composition Business’s value based on intellectual property
  12. 12. IP Experts
  13. 13. IP Experts <ul><li>IP law firm deals specifically with patent law: </li></ul>
  14. 14. IP Experts
  15. 15. IP Experts
  16. 16. IP Experts
  17. 17. IP Experts
  18. 18. Value of an IP Lawyer
  19. 19. Value of an IP Lawyer <ul><li>Updates knowledge </li></ul>
  20. 20. Value of an IP Lawyer <ul><li>Updates knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Knows about classification </li></ul>
  21. 21. Value of an IP Lawyer <ul><li>Updates knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Knows about classification </li></ul><ul><li>Conveys the possibilities </li></ul>
  22. 22. Securing the patent
  23. 23. Securing the patent <ul><li>Are there any similar products on the market? </li></ul>
  24. 24. Securing the patent <ul><li>Are there any similar products on the market? </li></ul><ul><li>1. Journal invention Process </li></ul>
  25. 25. Securing the patent <ul><li>Are there any similar products on the market? </li></ul><ul><li>1. Journal invention Process </li></ul><ul><li>2. File for provisional patent </li></ul>
  26. 26. Securing the patent <ul><li>Are there any similar products on the market? </li></ul><ul><li>1. Journal invention Process </li></ul><ul><li>2. File for provisional patent </li></ul><ul><li>3. Create prototype </li></ul>
  27. 27. Securing the patent <ul><li>Are there any similar products on the market? </li></ul><ul><li>1. Journal invention Process </li></ul><ul><li>2. File for provisional patent </li></ul><ul><li>3. Create prototype </li></ul><ul><li>4. Take invention to market </li></ul>
  28. 28. Securing the patent <ul><li>Are there any similar products on the market? </li></ul><ul><li>1. Journal invention Process </li></ul><ul><li>2. File for provisional patent </li></ul><ul><li>3. Create prototype </li></ul><ul><li>4. Take invention to market </li></ul><ul><li>5. Patent invention </li></ul>
  29. 29. Stan F. Benda 169-260 Adelaide Street East Toronto, Ontario Canada M5A 1N1 ( 416) 366-3538 www.IPLawyerToronto.com

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