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2013 Marks Record Year for Utility Patent Grants

Patent Grants in the United States broke a new record in 2013 with over 270,000 patents being allowed.

The Effect Of Listing An Improper Inventor On A Patent Application

The Effect Of Listing An Improper Inventor On A Patent Application

An inventor is someone that has had some sort of input into a claim that is listed in a patent application. If an improper inventor is listed on a patent application, then the patent that may eventually issue may be invalidated. This is also the case when not all of the inventors are listed on the patent application.

Continued Obligation to Monitor Small Entity Status in the Patent Office

By: Mark R. Malek As you may recall, my last couple of articles have been about the different statuses that an inventor can claim when paying fees to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).¬† The first of these series of articles¬†was an introduction to the micro-entity status, which allows inventors that qualify as […]

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