{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

MHR 441PatentTrademarkSearchAssignment

MHR 441PatentTrademarkSearchAssignment - Dylan Abruscato...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Dylan Abruscato 10/24/2011 Patent and Trademark Search Assignment MHR 441 1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of patents? What do these advantages and disadvantages suggest about the use of patents as part of your technology strategy? What can and can’t be patented? What keeps some inventions from being patented? Patents can be an important barrier to imitation and a powerful mechanism to capture the returns to innovation. They also help companies use the legal system to protect their intellectual property and gives control over other firms in their value chain. They also have some disadvantages. Patents are not always effective at deterring imitation. Sometimes others can invent around your patents. Finally, patents are not very useful when proving that others have infringed your patent. The following are examples of things that can be patented: novel, non- obvious, and useful processes, machines, articles of manufacture, composition of matter, or an improvement of any of the aforementioned items. Laws of nature, physical phenomena, abstract ideas, literary and artistic works, cannot be patented. If an invention is considered not useful or possible by the USPTO, or offensive to public morality, it is kept from being patented. 2. What are the different parts of a patent? What purpose do they serve? Patents have two key parts. The first part is the specification and the second part is the claims. The specification is a description of how the invention works, and may include accompanying illustrations. The specification is what you must trade off in return for the monopoly right that you receive. Its purpose is to allow those skilled in the relevant technical area to reproduce your invention.
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern