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1 Intellectual Property (Patents) Overview P Intellectual Property (Patents) Overview Presented by Jim Parker S aliwanchik L loyd & E isenschenk 3107 S.W. Williston Road Gainesville, FL (352)

2 Types of Intellectual Property  Patents  Copyrights  Trademarks  Trade Secrets

3 Patents  Right to Exclude  Scope is Determined by the Claims  20-Year Term from Filing Date  Limited Territory  Publication of Patents/Application

4 Key Issues Relating to Patents  Patentability  Freedom-to-Operate

5 Types of Patents  Utility  Design  Plant

6 Patentability Requirements for the Invention  Patentable Subject Matter  New  Useful  Unobvious

7 U.S. Patent Office Process  Office Actions (Initial/Final)  Responses (RCE’s/Appeals)  Notice of Allowance

8 Requirements for the Patent Application  Enabling Disclosure  Written Description  Utility  Claims  Proper Inventors  Duty of Disclosure

9 Provisional vs. Non-Provisional  Provisional  Non-Provisional

10 Types of Patent Claims  Apparatus/Device  Method/Process  Composition of Matter  Method of Use  Method of Making  Product-by-Process

11 Prevent Loss of Intellectual Property Rights  U.S. – 12-Month Grace Period  Foreign Countries – Typically No Grace Period  Use of Non-Disclosure Agreements

12 International Protection  PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) –File within 12 months of priority application (U.S. Provisional or U.S. Non-Provisional) –Deadline to file national applications: 30 months from priority date –Search Report and Written Opinion

13 After U.S. Patent Issues  Reissue/Re-exam  Infringement Action  Declaratory Judgment Action  Supplemental Examination  Post-Grant Review –3 rd Party Challenge –Within 9 months of grant –Any grounds relating to invalidity of patent or claim

14 Claims 2.The stool according to claim 1, further comprising: a cover covering the seat. 1.A stool, comprising: a seat; four legs; and a back. 3.The stool according to claim 2, further comprising: a second cover covering the back. 4.A stool, comprising: a seat; and four legs. 5.A stool, comprising: a seat; and three legs. Claims Which claims are infringed? Prior art – heavy, uncomfortable, low Invention Claim 1 Claim 4 Claim 5 Claim 4 Claim 5

15 Jim Parker S aliwanchik L loyd & E isenschenk 3107 S.W. Williston Road Gainesville, FL (352)


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