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Obtaining Additional Claim Scope In A Related Patent Application

By: Mark Malek In my last post I discussed the different parts of a patent application.  You may recall that one of the parts, the most important part, was the claims.  The claims outline the scope of protection that is being sought in the patent application.  After the patent application successfully passes through examination process, […]

Inventorship and Fraud

Inventor and Fraud

If an inventor is under an obligation to assign the rights to an invention to a company, it would be fraud to try to file the application in the name of another. Engaging in such fraud can open up (and tip over) a can of worms for the inventor that may not be easily cleaned up.

How to Correct Inventorship

How To Correct Inventorship On A Patent Application

In cases where either the wrong inventors were listed on a patent application, or if the proper inventors were omitted from the patent application, the Patent Office provides a process for correcting inventorship.

A Brief Overview On Patents

By: Mark R. Malek In my previous article, I indicated that a patent is important to protect the rights of innovators and to encourage them to continue to innovate.  This is done by providing a patent holder with an exclusive right to exclude others from making, using, selling, or offering to sell the invention that is […]

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