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Jan 29, 2018

In this episode I go through the anatomy of a method claim.  I go through the various types, such as claims for new and non-obvious steps to accomplish a goal, a method of making a product, and product by process claims.  I use simple examples such as a hypothetical claim to patent frying an egg and an actual patented...


Jan 23, 2018

In this episode I go through the parts of a device or apparatus claim, which are the preamble, the transition word, and the limitations.  I cover some major things to think about when you draft claims, and some pitfalls to avoid. 


Jan 18, 2018

In this episode I go through the initial step of claim drafting, which is first to identify what your invention actually is.  I go through an example of patented multi-bit screwdriver using the "prune and distill" and "problem and solution" methods of identifying the invention. Only after you have first identified...


Jan 8, 2018

In this episode I go over what provisional patent applications are, the differences between provisional and non-provisional patent applications, the pros and cons of provisional patent applications, and the requirements for provisional patent applications.


Jan 2, 2018

In this episode I go through what happens from when you file your patent application until your patent issues.  There are lots of twists and turns your application can take so this is just a general overview of what happens and what you should do when you get a rejection, and your options, such as amending...