Feb 5, 2017, 4:30 PM
The US Patent and Trademark Office gives inventors a sort of patenting grace period in the form of a provisional patent. Companies and inventors who think they can exploit this can end up burned.
Feb 5, 2017, 3:00 PM
Some patents are considered stronger than others because they are more enforceable. The difference lies not just in the usefulness of the innovation, but in the patent’s claims. An enforceable patent has a strong set of claims that is both broad and succinct.