Remember That Great Idea You Had Last Winter for the Subsea Sensor?
That idea, could be patentable and/or may be copyrightable, could be entitled to trademark protection, and possibly even entitled to trade secret protection in the United States But what do you have to do to get this protection?
This paper will
Review a unique seven (7) step process for filing for patents which is faster and different than conventional filling techniques and includes
Step 1- Write down a description of the idea
Step 2- Decide on the strategy for patent filing
Step 3- File the description of the idea at least as a provision patent application
Step 4- Use Secrecy Agreements or ‘Non-Disclosure Ageements’
Step 5- Work with the lawyer and finish in four (4) weeks
Step 6- Review all patent claim types while drafting
Step 7- Use the free United States Patent Office Website or the European Patent Office
Website to view similar technology to your inventions
The current statutory criteria under 35 U S C section 102 for inventions
Post Filing Events - After the patent application is on file with the governmental agency
Post Issuance Events - After the patent Issues as a monopoly
Consider copyrighting the drawings after filing the patent
Consider trademarking the invention
Consider increasing the trade secret protection for the invention
Describe the idea of the sensor and all is parts and how it works, consider using an invention disclosure form to make the process easier
To help track new ideas, please provide the following information, attacking additional sheets as Needed
Enter the title of your invention
Describe your invention Attach more thorough documentation, such as source code, research reports, engineering drawings, sketches, flow charts, or the patent being improved upon (if available) Provide history of the development on separate sheets and attach Please list all end-uses of the invention
Enter the following information for each invention (The Table is available in full paper)
Please provide a flow diagram of your process 0i a sketch of your device or formula, or a diagram providing the steps of your software invention on a separate sheet Please list each part or step For processes, please provide at least 3–6 sentences describing each step For components that are commercially available, please list the supplier, part number and address of supplier.
It is very important to describe how you believe the invention is different from what was being done before. Please provide a brief description of how the invention differs from known technology.
List any publication or patent you know of that you believe disclose technology closely related to your invention, Attach copies of each item if available.