Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
A motion sensor measures the object’s movement (e.g. the velocity or acceleration of an object in relation to time, its position or change in orientation in the passing of time). In certain instances it is possible that a mobile device (e.g. an cellular phone, a smart phone, tablet computer, wearable electronic device, such as a smart watch, etc.) can comprise at least one motion sensor to measure the amount of motion that is experienced by the mobile device over the course of time. If the device is used by the user and the data gathered by the motion sensor can be used to determine the amount of motion that the user experiences over the duration of.Click here to view the patent on USPTO website.
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What is a patent?
A patent is granted by the government to protect an invention. It grants the inventor the sole right to develop, utilize and market the idea. Society benefits when new technologies are introduced to market. The benefits can be directly realized when individuals are able to accomplish previously impossible feats, or indirectly via the economic benefits that innovation offers (business growth, jobs).
Patent protection is sought out by many pharmaceutical companies and university researchers for research and development. Patents are granted for products, processes, or method of making new materials. To be granted patent protection an invention has to be novel, useful and not be obvious to other people in the same subject.
Patents are a way to give inventors a reward for commercially successful inventions. They serve as a motivator for inventors to invent. Patents enable inventors and small companies to be confident that there’s a good chance they will get a profit for their efforts, time, and money invested in technology development. They can earn money through their work.
Patents play essential roles in businesses with the ability to:
Make sure you protect your unique products and services
Improve the value, the popularity, and appeal of your products market
Differentiate your business and products from others;
Find out about business and technical information.
Be careful not to accidentally use third-party content or risk losing valuable information as well as creative outputs and other outputs.
Patents transform the knowledge of inventors into an asset that can be sold, which creates new opportunities to create jobs through joint ventures and licensing.
Small-scale businesses with patent protection will be more attractive to investors involved in the development and commercialization of technology.
Patenting can result in innovative ideas and inventions. This information could be eligible for patent protection.
Patents can be used to prevent untrustworthy third-party companies from earning through the work of inventions.
Patent-protected technology revenues that are commercially profitable could be used to fund technological research and development (R&D), which can increase the chance for better technology in the future.
Intellectual property ownership can be used to convince investors and lenders that there are legitimate opportunities to commercialize your product. One patent that is powerful could open the door for multiple financing opportunities. Patents and other IP assets are able to be used as collateral or security for debt financing. Investors can also see your patent assets in order to boost the value of their company. Forbes and other publications have reported that every patent could add anything from $500,000 to 1 million dollars to your company’s valuation.
A well-constructed business plan is essential for start-ups. It must be founded on IP and explain what your service or product stands out. Investors will also be impressed if your IP rights are secured or are in the process of being secured, and that they support your business plan.
It is essential to protect an invention before applying for patent protection. The public disclosure of an invention before it is filed can often destroy its novelty and render it patent-infringing. Therefore, pre-filing disclosures (e.g., for test-marketing investors, test-marketing, or for other business partners) must only be done upon signing a confidentiality contract.
There are many kinds of patents, and understanding the different types is crucial to protect your invention. Utility patents protect new techniques and machines. Design patents cover ornamental designs. Patents for utility are the most effective since they protect the proprietor from copycats and competition. In most cases, utility patents are issued for improvements or modifications to existing inventions. Utility patents also cover improvements and changes to existing inventions. For instance, a procedure patent covers acts or methods for performing one specific thing, whereas chemical compositions are an assortment of ingredients.
What is the average length of a patent? While utility patents are valid up to 20 years from their earliest filing, they can be extended by delay at the patent office.
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When you are writing an application for patents, you should do a patent search, as the search will give you some insight into other people’s concepts. You’ll be able limit the scope of your idea. It is also possible to discover the current state of the art within your area of invention. You’ll have a better idea of what your invention ought to be and be better prepared to write your patent application.
How to Search for Patents
The first step to obtain the patent you want is to conduct the patent search. You can do a google patent search or do a USPTO search. After the patent application has been filed, the item covered by the application can be called patent-pending, and you can find the patent application online on the public pair. Once the patent office has approved your application, you will be able to do a patent number search to locate the issued patent. Your product is now patentable. In addition to the USPTO search engine, you can also utilize other search engines like espacenet, as detailed below. For assistance, consult an attorney for patents. Patents granted in the United States are granted by the US trademark and patent office, also known as the United States patent office and trademark office. This office also reviews trademark applications.
Are you interested in similar patents? These are the steps to follow:
1. Think of terms to describe your invention based on its purpose, composition, and use.
Begin by writing down a succinct detailed description of your invention. Avoid using generic terms like “device,” “process,” and “system.” Instead, think about synonyms for the terms you initially chose. Then, take note of important technical terms and key words.
Use the questions below to help you identify the keywords or concepts.
- What is the objective of the invention Is it a utilitarian device or an ornamental design?
- Is the invention a way of creating something or performing a function? Is it a product or process?
- What is the structure of the invention? What is the physical composition of the invention?
- What is the goal of the invention?
- What are the technical terms and terms that describe an invention’s nature? A technical dictionary can help you find the appropriate words.
2. These terms will enable you to look up pertinent Cooperative Patent Classifications using the Classification Search Tool. To determine the most suitable classification for your invention, scan the resulting classification’s class Schemes (class schedules). You may want to consider substituting the terms you use for describing your invention, if you don’t receive any results from your Classification Text Search with synonyms similar to the words you used in the first step.
3. Review the CPC Classification Definition for the CPC Classification Definition to determine the validity of the CPC classification that you’ve discovered. If the classification you have selected has a blue box with the letter “D” at its left, the link will direct you to the CPC classification’s description. CPC classification definitions can help determine the relevant classification’s scope, so you are certain to choose the one that is pertinent. In addition they can provide search tips and other suggestions which could be helpful to further study.
4. Retrieve patent documents with the CPC classification from the Patents Full-Text and Image Database. By focusing on abstracts and representative drawings, you can narrow down your search to the relevant patent documents.
5. This collection of patent publication is the most appropriate to look at for any connections with your invention. Pay close attention to the specifications and claims. It is possible to find additional patents by referring to the patent examiner and the applicant.
6. You can find published patent applications that match the CPC classification you selected in Step 3. You can also use the same search strategy that you employed in step 4 to limit your results to just the most relevant patent applications by looking over the abstracts and representative drawings for every page. The next step is to review the patent applications that have been published carefully, paying special attention to the claims as well as other drawings.
7. You can find other US patent publications using keywords search in the AppFT or PatFT databases, as well as classification searches for non-U.S. Patents as described below. You can also utilize web search engines to search non-patent patent disclosures in literature about inventions. Here are a few examples:
- Add keywords to your search. Keyword searches may turn up documents that are not well-categorized or have missed classifications during Step 2. For example, US patent examiners often supplement their classification searches with keyword searches. Think about the use of technical engineering terminology rather than everyday words.
- Search for foreign patents using the CPC classification. Then, re-run the search using international patent office search engines such as Espacenet, the European Patent Office’s worldwide patent publication database of over 130 million patent publications. Other national databases include:
- European Patent Office (EPO) provides esp@cenet to access a network of Europe’s patent databases with access to machine translation of European patents.
- Japan Patent Office (JPO) – with access to machine translations of Japanese patents.
- World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) offers PATENTSCOPE with a full-text search of published international patent applications and machine translations for some documents, as well as a list of international patent databases.
- Korean Intellectual Property Rights Information Service (KIPRIS)
- State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) with machine translation of Chinese patents.
- Other International Intellectual Property Offices with online patent databases include Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and Taiwan.
- Search non-patent literature. Inventions can be made public in many non-patent publications. It is recommended that you search journals, books, websites, technical catalogs, conference proceedings, and other print and electronic publications.
To review your search, you can hire a registered patent attorney to assist. A preliminary search will help one better prepare to talk about their invention and other related inventions with a professional patent attorney. In addition, the attorney will not spend too much time or money on patenting basics.