Join Dana Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Most common questions, part of Understanding Patents: A Deeper Dive.
- Here's a list of common questions…I get asked about patent law.…What does the phrase patent pending mean?…When you have filed for a patent you may use…the phrase patent pending,…or an abbreviation of that,…such as pat. pend.…Once a patent issues then you mark the goods…with a patent number.…It is illegal to claim that you have a patent pending…when you do not.…It is also illegal to mark a patent number…on goods when the patent has gone abandoned…or is expired.…Is it possible that people will get the information…I submit to the USPTO while it is pending?…The information in your patent application…is not published until 18 months after filing.…
In addition, you may request that the information…not be published.…However, once a patent issues then the file becomes public.…Do I have to go to the USPTO to deal with my patent?…You do not have to go to the USPTO physically at all.…However, once your patent has been initially refused…you can ask for an interview with your patent examiner,…which can occur over video conference or in person.…
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- Recall the timeframe that applies to application for a utility patent.
- Identify the type of patent that would be best for a product where design is more important than function.
- Define the meaning of patent prosecution.
- Recall the basics of patent infringement.
- Recognize legally accurate scenarios regarding patent rights and benefits.