Patents

Different Types of Patents

A patent is only in force during its term and in its jurisdiction.  When the patent term runs out, or if it is abandoned or invalidated in a particular jurisdiction, unless there is a continuation in force, the matter in…

Patent Specifications

The specification, which is also called the disclosure, is a written description of an invention. The patent specification is drafted both to satisfy the written requirements for patentability, as well as to define the scope of the claims. While the…

Kind Codes

United States (published on or after 2 Jan 2001) Exemplary publ. no. Code meaning US 2003/0157684A1 first publication of application US 2004/0038291A2 second or subsequent publication of application, requested by applicant US 2004/0185440A9 correction of error(s) in previous publication (either…