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In the world of materials, she is but an infant Sparked into existence by bright minds Seemed to have occurred in an instant She then opened vistas by breaking many binds
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The Risk of Filing Informal Drawings

It is said that nothing travels faster than light, but this is untrue; the speed of business is slightly faster than the speed of light. In the light-speed rush to bring a new product to the market, inventors often wish to file what are called “informal” drawings as part of their patent application, i.e. drawings that may be hand sketches, or low quality images of, say, micrographs if the patent relates to life sciences. “Informals” are drawings which communicate important elements of the...
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Patent Filings Rising Over the Top – Other side of the coin

The flow of patent applications filings in the recent years has been quite strong. This communicates two things – there has been a surge in global inventions and an increase in intellectual property rights awareness. There is an old saying ‘every coin has two sides’. Today, a patent is not only an exclusive limited period right to practice an invention, but also an asset used by companies to gain competitive advantage in the market.
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Freedom to Operate Search Details

A Freedom to operate (FTO) search is also known as ‘Freedom to practice’ (FTP) or ‘Product clearance’ search. As the name suggests, a freedom to operate search is a search type that attorneys use to create an opinion that claims you the future patent holder are free from all legal obstacles to commercialize your product in a particular country or geographical region.
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America Invents Act

The long awaited reforms to embetter the patent system were realized by the America Invents Act (AIA). The act was signed into law by President Obama on the 16th of September, 2011. According to a White House press release published on the same day, AIA will help businesses and inventors in the following ways:
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Patent Infringement Analysis and Patent Mapping

Since we analyze patents for many different reasons to suit various needs of our clients, there really isn’t one definition for what Patent Analysis. Based on the end requirement and the scope, we come out with the best possible process for a patent analysis that meets your overall requirements.
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America Invents Act : Notes on the bill

The House Judiciary committee approved the America Invents Act (H.R. 1249) a bill to modernize and reform the patent system by a vote of 32-3. This bill implements a first-inventor-to-file standard for patent approval, creates a post-grant review system to weed out bad patents and helps the Patent and Trademark Office address the backlog of patent applications.
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