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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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Patent Searching - Methods And Techniques Used By Professional Searchers

Patent database searching is an important aspect of any technical innovation and development today. It is estimated that over a million patents are being published annually, of which more than 90% are not available in any other form of publication. The information contained within the patent documents is highly technical in nature and that is also of great relevance business and commerce.
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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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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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What is Patentability Search

It is imperative for someone who seeks patent protection to understand the scope of the invention to be patented, whether it is new or known, whether it has some economical benefit in comparison to the available arts. It is essential to conduct a search that includes all the below categories to get a feel of whether the invention is novel and can be patented before proceeding to file a patent.
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Basics of a Design Patent and Design Patent Searches

Design patents are based on the ornamental aspects of surface decoration, aesthetic configuration, appearance and shape of an item. In contrast to a utility patent, a design patent is issued for aesthetic features for a new or an improved outward appearance; however, the subject claimed in the design patent should have some practical utility.
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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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