Join Dana Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Sample patent drawings and claims, part of Understanding Patents: A Deeper Dive.
I'd like to walk you through the components of a patent.…First, you can easily look up any patent you would like…on either the USPTO database or you can use Google's…patent database at www.google.com/patents.…Both will let you find any patent and also let you…read through the various components of…someone's patent application.…The patent that we'll use was from an idea that…my daughter came up with when she was a young teenager.…We went to the mountains to sled in the snow.…
We had been talking about how she wanted to…develop some sort of Facebook application.…On the way back from the mountains, she was commenting…that it was sad that we bought a brand new sled…and we would probably only use it once.…She said that she would tell her friends on Facebook…that they could borrow it.…Then a lightbulb went off.…What if there was a Facebook application that allowed…existing friends to post things that they were willing to…share and let their friends know about it?…The idea blossomed into an application that…would allow users to share things with friends.…
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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.