Monthly Archives: February 2014

I have a provisional patent application and a corporation is using my invention: what can I do?

If you have concerns about a corporation using your invention without authorization or without compensating you, filing a nonprovisional patent application based on your provisional patent application will be important. Enforceable patent rights come only from an issued patent and … Continue reading

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How do PCT Applications work?

The PCT process starts by filing a PCT International Phase application. Our current fee for a PCT International Phase application is $8,900 if starting from scratch or from a provisional patent application. Our fee is $4,450 if starting from a … Continue reading

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When does the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act go into effect?

The Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act (the PLTIA) implements the Geneva Act of the Hauge Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs. The Hauge Agreement makes filing international design patent applications more straightforward and less expensive. In particular, the … Continue reading

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Is a Nondisclosure Agreement (NDA) enough protection for my invention?

It is important to recognize that a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) has certain inherent limitations. First, a NDA is binding only on the party who signs the agreement and generally does not protect against third-parties making, using, selling, or disclosing your … Continue reading

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