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How to Start Writing an Invention Disclosure

Best Practices, Intellectual Property Strategy Tags: commercialization, invention, invention disclosure, IP strategy, Prior Art

Invention disclosure documents are the important first steps in the IP commercialization process. Not only does it represent the first recording of the invention, establishing the date and scope, but they have been used to defeat challenges to dates of invention, inventorship, invention scope, and prior art. If you improperly write your invention disclosure, it can result in a complete loss of your patent rights down the road. This highlights the importance of drafting an effective invention disclosure from the beginning.

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Reminder: No Shortcuts to Enablement

Intellectual Property Tags: Amgen v. Sanofi, defensive publication, embodiment, enablement, Intellectual property protection, IP, IP.com, Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, MPEP, patent application, patent claims, patent evaluation, patent examination policy, patent examiner, patent litigation, Prior Art, Robert W. Behr, US Patent and Trademark Office, USPTO

Remember to protect your IP by including sufficient detail about how to build and implement the invention.

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Two Time-Saving Features for Your Patent Search

InnovationQ, Patent Search Tags: Boolean, Boolean Search, Concept Search, InnovationQ, IP.com, iterative search, keywords, Patent Search, Prior Art, queries, relevant results, root words, search, search strategy, semantic, Semantic Search, smart stemming, stemming, stemming algorithms

When you sit down to begin a new patent search, do you first look at the clock? Do you wonder how much you can possibly accomplish before lunch? Can you …

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