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Patent solutions, prior art searching, patent landscape analysis, patent training and education, and patent information services are all critical elements that librarians or tech transfer offices offering patent-related support services within educational institutions need access to for practical innovation.
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University libraries, Tech Transfer Offices (TTOs), and Patent and Trademark Resource Centers (PTRCs) support the students and faculty at local universities and colleges, and members of the general community with innovation and ideation support services and resources. Many of these audiences have similar challenges with accessing and affording these resources, which is why these agencies are so valuable to our local communities.
Libraries, TTOs, and PTRCs offer access to comprehensive patent and trademark databases, enabling users to conduct thorough searches for existing patents and trademarks. This helps individuals and businesses assess the novelty of their inventions or trademarks before pursuing the registration process.
Some of the most valuable resources offered often include:
- Organized workshops, seminars, and training sessions to educate the community about intellectual property (IP) topics
- One-on-one consultations with IP experts or librarians who can provide personalized guidance and assistance with patent and trademark searches, application processes, and general IP inquiries
- Help individuals and businesses understand the application process, requirements, and documentation needed to submit applications to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Patent solutions, expertise and knowledge
Individuals at these centers can provide access to trained and experienced IP professionals with experience in the complex and often confusing world of patent law. They understand the intricacies of the patent application process, including the legal requirements, technical details, and procedural rules. This expertise can help ensure that your patent application is properly prepared and submitted, increasing your chances of obtaining a patent.
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Applying for a patent can be a time-consuming and tedious process, especially for individuals and businesses without experience in the field. Being prepared for the process is the best method to saving substantial time and money. These centers provide resources and solutions to aid individuals through this process.
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How the New USPTO Pre-Application Assessment Program Only Reinforces the Need for Integrated & Intelligent Patent Evaluation Software
With a steady increase in patent submission rate and added strain on the patent review and approval system, the USPTO has announced plans to launch a new pre-application review program called the “Pre-Prosecution Pilot” as part of its continuing commitment to expand access to the innovation ecosystem and support under resourced inventors.
In recent news, Apple has faced a patent infringement suit regarding the blood oxygen technology in two of its Apple Watch Series models resulting in a halt in sales of their watch models. The halt in sales comes after the International Trade Commission ruled that these two models’ use of blood oxygen tracking violated a patent from health technology company Masimo.