Electric Sky Holdings, Inc. (Mercer Island, WA)
Autonomous and mobile systems are powered by batteries and fuel systems. Battery technology has improved thanks to advances in smartphones and electric automobiles. However, fuel systems as well as batteries may have negative weight and performance.Click here to view the patent on USPTO website.
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What is a patent?
A patent is issued by the government to protect the invention. The patent grants the inventor the exclusive right to create, use and market the invention. Society benefits when new technology is introduced for sale. The benefits can be realized directly as individuals are able to accomplish previously unattainable feats, or indirectly, through the economic opportunities which innovation can bring (business expansion, job creation).
A lot of pharmaceutical companies and researchers at universities seek patent protection for their research and development. A patent can cover an abstract or physical product or process or an approach or material composition unique to the area. Patent protection must be granted to an invention that is useful unique, innovative, and not previously known to others in the same area.
Patents give inventors a reward for commercially profitable inventions. They act as an incentive for inventors to create. Patents allow entrepreneurs and inventors to know that there’s the possibility that they’ll receive a return for their time, effort and money spent on technology development. They could earn a decent income by their work.
Businesses with the ability to:
Protect your innovative products and services
Increase the value, visibility, and attractiveness of your product on the market
Your business and your products should be distinguished from the rest;
Access to business and technical knowledge and information;
Avoid accidentally using third-party content or risk losing valuable information as well as creative outputs and other outputs.
Patents can transform an inventor’s knowledge into a commercially tradeable asset which opens new opportunities to create jobs and boost business growth by licensing or joint ventures.
Small businesses that have patent protection are more attractive to investors involved in the commercialization and development of technology.
Patenting can generate fresh ideas and innovative inventions. This information could encourage creativity and could be eligible to be protected by patents.
Patents can be used to stop untrustworthy third parties from profiting through the work of inventions.
Patent-protected technology that is commercially profitable could be used to fund technological research and development (R&D) which increases the likelihood for better technology in the future.
Intellectual property ownership can be used to convince lenders and investors that there are real chances to commercialize your product. Sometimes, one powerful patent can open the door to multiple financing opportunities. Patents can be used in conjunction with other IP assets as collateral or security for financing. Investors are also able to view your patent assets in order to increase their company valuation. Forbes and others have pointed out that every patent can boost company valuation by anywhere from $500,000 to $1 million.
Start-ups need a well-constructed business plan that builds on the IP to show that your product or service is distinctive and superior or ingenuous. Investors will also be amazed if your IP rights are secured or in the process to becoming secure, and that they agree with your business plan.
It is essential to keep an invention private until you apply for patent protection. Public disclosure of an invention prior to filing can frequently degrade its originality and render it patent-infringing. Therefore, pre-filing disclosures (e.g. for testing-marketing investors, test-marketing, or any other business partners) should only be made after signing a confidentiality agreement.
There are numerous types of patents. Knowing them is essential to protect your invention. Patents on utility cover new processes and machine creations. Design patents cover ornamental designs. Patents for utility are the best option and shield the owner from copycats and other competitors. Patents for utility are usually issued to improve or modify existing inventions. They can also be used to improve or modify existing inventions. For instance, a procedure patent will be able to cover actions or methods of doing an action, while chemical compositions will comprise a mixture of components.
What is the length average of the patent? While utility patents are valid for 20 years from the date of their earliest filing, they can be extended by delay at the patent office.
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Patent searches are an essential step when you are preparing your patent application. This allows you to look at different ideas and give you insight into their creations. This will allow you to restrict the extent of your idea. Furthermore, you’ll discover the latest art in your field of innovation. This will allow you to understand the scope of your invention as well as prepare you for filing your patent application.
How to Search for Patents
The first step to get your patent 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 that is covered by the patent application could be described as patent-pending. you will be able to locate the patent application online on the public pair. Once the patent office approves the application, you are able to perform a patent search to find the granted patent and your product has now been granted a patent. You can also use the USPTO search engine. Check out the following article for more information. You can get help from an attorney for patents. In the US Patents are issued by the US patent and trademark office, or the United States patent and trademark office, which is also responsible for examining trademark applications.
Are you interested in similar patents? These are the steps you should follow:
1. Brainstorm terms to describe your invention according to its function and composition or use.
Start by writing down a brief and precise description of your invention. Avoid using generic terms like “device”, “process,” or “system”. Instead, look for synonyms to the terms you chose initially. Also, keep track of important technical terms, as well as keywords.
To help you identify terms and keywords, you can use the questions below.
- What is the objective of this invention? Is it a utilitarian device or an ornamental design?
- Is invention a way to create something or perform some function? Is it a product?
- What is the structure of the invention? What is the physical composition of the invention?
- What’s the objective of this invention?
- What are the terms in the technical field and keywords that describe an invention’s nature? To find the correct terms, consult a technical dictionary.
2. Use these terms to search for pertinent Cooperative Patent Classifications for your invention at the Classification Text Search Tool. If you’re not able to find the right classification to describe your invention, go through the classification’s class Schemas (class schedules). Think about substituting the words that you’re using to describe your invention if you do not find any results in your Classification Text Search with synonyms like the ones you used in Step 1.
3. Check the CPC Classification Definition to confirm the validity of the CPC classification you’ve found. If the chosen classification has a blue box with the letter “D” at its left, the link will direct you to the CPC classification definition. CPC classification definitions can help you determine the applicable classification’s scope so that you can choose the one that is most appropriate. In addition they can provide some tips for searching and other information which could be helpful to further study.
4. The Patents Full-Text Database and the Image Database allow you to retrieve patent documents that include the CPC classification. You can review and find the relevant patent publications by looking first at abstract and the drawings that are representative.
5. This list of patent publications is the most appropriate to check for similarities with your invention. Be sure to read the claims and specifications. It is possible to find additional patents by referring to the patent examiner and the applicant.
6. Find patent applications published in the public domain using the CPC classification you picked in Step 3 of the Applications Full-Text and Image Database. You can use the same method of search as in Step 4. You can narrow your results down to the relevant patent application through the abstract as well as the drawings on each page. Next, examine every patent application that has been published with care, paying special attention to the claims as well as other drawings.
7. Find additional US patents by keyword searching in PatFT or AppFT databases, classification search of non-U.S. patents per below, and searching for non-patent publications of inventions with internet search engines. For instance:
- 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.