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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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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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Why Realistic Shading will Reduce USPTO Rejections

Design patents are granted on the premise that the drawings that depict the matter’s innovations are accurate, true to life representations of the physical form of the object. Representing the true isometric silhouette, intricate details, hidden areas of the form, and figure-to-figure consistency are the basics to building design patent.
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Descriptive Geometry in Patent Illustration

In the best practices of both utility patent illustration and design patent illustration, there's an approach which is often very useful, but which is also often overlooked. When an inventor provides only the vaguest indication of a complex shape needed for a patent drawing, it falls to the illustrator to step up and "flesh out" the concept for the inventor and the IP professional.
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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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