A Brutal Provisional Problem – D Three Enterprises, LLC v. SunModo Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2018) – by Patent Attorney Michael W. Goltry

A Brutal Provisional Problem – D Three Enterprises, LLC v. SunModo Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2018) by Michael Goltry, Registered Patent Attorney Writing patent applications is tricky, even for skilled and experienced patent practitioners. The crux of patent protection often turns on one word, and the D Three case is an exemplary illustration of this. Claims… Read more



  Patents give coverage to inventions.  In broad terminology, an invention is a new, useful and unobvious article of manufacture or improvement thereto.  Inventions also include composition of matter, method of fabricating a product, methods that are useful in business, ornamental design for article of manufacture and asexually reproduced plants.  Applications for patents can be… Read more



  In Topliff v. Topliff, 145 U.S. 156 (1892), the Supreme Court stated: The specification and claims of a patent, particularly if the invention be at all complicated, constitute one of the most difficult legal instruments to draw with accuracy, and in view of the fact that valuable inventions are often placed in the hands… Read more


How Long Do Patents Last?

Patents are like dairy products, eventually they both expire. Granted, patents last a lot longer than dairy products, but just like dairy different kinds of patents have different expiration dates. Utility and Plant In the United States utility and plant patents (which make up the majority of patents) will last 20 years, starting from the… Read more


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