What You Need to Know About Patents and Prior Art

Your intellectual property and concepts are often more precious than any other of your resources. Hence, understandably, you need to protect your big idea. But, how do you go about protecting it? What with all the talk about patents being a costly, complex, and time-consuming process it might seem a big burden on a young business before it gets off the ground.

However, navigating the patent world is doable, and it’s actually becoming more affordable thanks to legislation that came into effect this past spring. So, all your confusion about whether you should go for a patent or not can be solved with this post.

What is a patent?

A patent gives an inventor the exclusive rights to manufacture, use, or sell an invention for a certain number of years. Continue reading

Dr. Nirmal Basi, Patent Examiner with USPTO, is the new US Branch Consultant for TTC

TT Consultants cordially welcomes Dr. Nirmal S. Basi as our US Branch Consultant.

With a PhD in Biochemistry, Dr. Basi is a registered patent examiner for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and has published numerous peer reviewed journal articles while he was a research scientist at the National Institutes of Health. He has been a patent agent/consultant working closely with clients to develop an asset of value based on intellectual property (IP) for the last four years.  He has counseled on the early stages of invention conception, conducted prior art searches as well as prepared, filed, and prosecuted intellectual property applications, in the USA and internationally. With over twelve years of experience as a patent examiner in the USPTO, having reviewed hundreds of patent application in the biotech arena, he will be working out of our Washington DC office to build client relationships in the USA. Continue reading

USPTO Launches New Glossary Pilot Program to Promote Patent Claim Clarity

On March 27, 2014, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) introduced the Glossary Pilot Program, which is intended to study how the inclusion of a glossary section in a patent specification at the time of filing improves the clarity of the patent claims and facilitates examination.  Under this pilot program, computer-related inventions that would be examined in Tech Centers 2100, 2400, 2600 and the Business Methods area of 3600 can receive expedited processing and examining up to the first action on the merits.

To participate in the program, an applicant must file a petition to make special using Form PTO/SB/436 (Certification And Petition To Make Special Under The Glossary Pilot Program) at the time of filing the patent application.  No fee is required for filing the petition. Continue reading

PATENT SEARCH BY LEADING EDGE SEARCH PROVIDERS

A lPatent Search Online by TT Consultantseading provider of intelligent Patent Search Services have the capabilities to get ahead in the field of innovation. They support law firms, corporate, attorneys, research institutions for R&D support and innovation across the globe. Some of renowned services at a better and best to work are defined as below.

Patent Prosecution Support: Describing both Pre-grant and Post-grant prosecution, which involves both issues such as post grant amendments and opposition. Support is carried out by taking into consideration the latest laws governed by MPEP (Manual of Patent Examining Procedure) and not to forget MPOP (Manual of Patent Office Practice) for Canada. Continue reading

TT Consultants Director, Mrs. Komal Talwar, nominated for ICICI CNBC – Emerging India Awards 2011

Talwar and Talwar Consultants (TT Consultants) is proud to announce that its director, Mrs. Komal Talwar, has just been nominated for the prestigious ICICI CNBC Emerging India Award, 2011. Mrs. Talwar is one of the top 5 finalists in the country to be nominated in the category for Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, 2011, adding another boost to her ever growing motivation. Also, it’s worth mentioning that she is the youngest of the five nominees shortlisted after a strict procedures laid by the award jury.
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A Quick Guide to Patent Infringement

Patent infringement comprises of the illegal making, using or even offering for a sale or selling any patented invention within the country or its territories, or importing it into the country of any patented invention during the period of the patent protection. The scope of Patent Infringement protection may vary from country to country, as the patent is examined voluntarily by the patent office established in each country or region and may have some difference in patentability, so that a granted patent is difficult to carry out worldwide. In many countries, a use is mandatory to be commercial or to be for a commercial purpose so as to constitute patent infringement. When patent infringement takes place, the Patent filing agent may sue for its relief by Patent drafting in the concerned Federal court. The Patent filing agent may also ask court for a ban to prevent the continuation of the patent infringement and may also ask the court for reimbursement of damages occured due to the patent infringement. Continue reading