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posted Monday 15 of September 2014 by terryl [patent filing]
A. Yes, you would draft the claims to a method and have dependent claims to a particular product made by the method. It could be tha... view

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A. You cannot patent a shape, except if it is used as an industrial design or as a trademark. If the shape is unique enough though, ... view

posted Monday 22 of July 2013 by Diana [patent filing]
A. This is an example of a case where sitting down with (or teleconferencing with) a patent and trademark attorney is necessary. You... view

posted Thursday 20 of February 2014 by Corey [patent filing]
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posted Wednesday 19 of February 2014 by Freddy [patent filing]
A. That is a good question and dependent on a review of the facts of the particular situation. Unfortunately, it's a question impossi... view

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When you think you might have an invention with sales potential, immediately discuss the idea with a registered patent practitioner
Ensure you sketch all significant elements of your invention on paper, writing as much detail and comments regarding its' operation
After creating any descriptions or sketching your invention, ensure a witness (or even two) sign the paper to support your claim

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