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Category Archives: Prosecution

Patent prosecution is a process of idea protection, wherein a patent application is drafted and filed.

European patent

The European Patent Office (EPO) has been established in 1977 but till this day there is no single patent valid in all Europe. Differently from European trade marks or Community designs, which after registered at the European Intellectual Property Office covers all European countries, European patent needs to be validated in different member states. So…
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Protecting your domain name

The Internet is a shared resource, a cooperative network built out of millions of hosts all over the world. Its popularity is unquestionable, and the necessity is enormous. If you are not in the Internet – you do not exist at all. If Google search does not put your web page at the beginning of the…
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Where to Find Patents Online?

Patents can be searched in open and free to use databases provided by EPO (European Patent Office) and WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization). Default time period for publication of patents is 18 months, which means that patent applications, which are filed in a period one and half year back from now, will not be seen…
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PCT – Patent Cooperation Treaty

PCT is often wrongly understood and reffered to as a worldwide patent. Unfortunatelly, no worldwide patent exists, but yes, PCT is something closest and broadest with respect to number of countries involved in Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). The agreement is signed by 146 countries now, including the most popular markets for patenting - US, Japan,…
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How to Patent?

After number of posts on the topic of idea protection, it is about time to review all the articles to date, and put everything into a single picture to answer questions like 'how to patent?' or 'how to protect idea?'. Probably the most convenient form will be to list necessary steps with options, who can do…
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