Filing a Patent

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Filing a Patent

  1. 1. <ul><li>The Patenting Process in Action </li></ul><ul><li>GreyB </li></ul><ul><li>GreyB is a patent research and analytics firm that specializes in assisting companies to use patents as strategic business tools. Our goal is to help companies develop nnovative products and technologies by better understanding emerging technologies, opportunities and intellectual property strategies. We strive to provide our clients with practical knowledge and understanding of their IP landscape which in turn helps them make informed decisions about R&D planning and business strategy development. </li></ul><ul><li>This presentation is aimed to inform the Importance of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) especially for Startups. </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Abstract </li></ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Brief Description of Drawings </li></ul><ul><li>Detailed Description of Invention </li></ul><ul><li>Claims (what is actually protected) </li></ul>Patent application draft <ul><li>Environment of the invention </li></ul><ul><li>System elements </li></ul><ul><li>Flowcharts to depict the method steps </li></ul>Drawings Example of a Patent Title: Dual-Mode Keypad For A Mobile Device 7272411 Click on the icon to view the patent Typical Patent application contents:
  3. 3. Bibliographic details Representative drawing Sample Patent : Parts of a Patent Application (part1)
  4. 4. Sample Patent : Parts of a Patent Application (part2) Assignee (Owner) of the patent Inventors of the patent Title of the patent Application No. Filing date Details of related US patent applications IPC Class US Class Backward Patent Citations First Inventor Assignee (Owner) of the patent Inventors of the patent Title of the patent Application No. Filing date Details of related US patent applications IPC Class US Class Backward Patent Citations First Inventor Patent No. Grant Date Patent Examiner Abstract Representation Draw. Patent Attorney, Agent or Firm
  5. 5. Assignee <ul><li>As per USPTO , the ownership of a patent or patent application initially lies with the inventor. The inventor can however later assign ownership rights to an entity, referred to as the “assignee”. </li></ul><ul><li>Typically, an assignee is an organization that may have employed the inventors – or at least compensated them in some manner -- when the invention was conceived/reduced to practice. </li></ul>Who Owns the Patent: Assignee Assignee (owner) of the Patent Inventors of the Patent First Inventor
  6. 6. <ul><li>Used to organize and index the technical content of patent specifications </li></ul><ul><li>Helps to easily identify patents on a specific topic or in a given area of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Patent application classified under predefined technical categories by the patent examiner </li></ul><ul><li>Major classification schemes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>International Patent Classification (IPC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Used by over 70 patent authorities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Maintained and is administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>European Classification (ECLA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>US classification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>British classification </li></ul></ul>Patent classification IPC Class US Class
  7. 7. Sample Patent Drawing Drawing Sheet Number Figure Number Reference Numbers
  8. 8. Field Of The Invention Background of the invention Sample Patent: About the Invention
  9. 9. Summary of the invention Brief description of the Drawings Detailed Description of the Invention Sample Patent: Summary, Brief Description of Drawings, and Detailed Description of the Invention
  10. 10. Claims of the Invention Independent claim Dependent Claims (dependent on claim-1) Sample Patent: Claims

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