Utility Patent Application
Utility Patent Application
A patent is a right granted by a government to an inventor to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale or selling the invention in that country (e.g., Canada, United States) or importing the invention into that country for a limited period of time.
Utility Patents cover inventions that have a unique way of functioning and provide a useful result. These can be mechanical gadgets, manufacturing processes, microprocessors, software and any other device that are man-made.
A utility patent application consists of a detailed description of the invention and how it is made and works, along with claims and drawings. A utility patent prevents others from selling, using, and manufacturing the invention for a period of 20 years.
A full patent application includes up to 20 claims which define the invention and form the legal basis for patent protection.
NON-PROVISIONAL PATENT APPLICATION TIMELINE
What is included in a Utility Patent Application:
- A free consultation with a USPTO/CIPO registered patent agent
- A Patentability Opinion: we will perform a thorough prior art search using several databases (USPTP, CIPO, WIPO, IEEE, PubMed & etc.) and provide a well-researched patentability opinion and inform the inventor of any similar patents and whether there is a high or low likelihood of obtaining a patent
- Specifications: we will create a detailed description of the invention and the background of its field. Our utility patent fee also includes preparing technical drawings for your invention.
- Claims: We will professionally draft up to 20 claims, 3 of which are independent, which is the USPTO limit for a standard utility patent application.
- Filing: We will work to completely prepare the inventors application and that it has all the required documents thus ensuring no unnecessary delays.
- Submission: We will submit the application to the governmental office and track its progress as it is reviewed
Utility Patents cover inventions that have a unique way of functioning and provide a useful result. These can be microprocessors, manufacturing processes, mechanical gadgets, software and many other devices that are man-made. Utility patents consist of writing detailed description of how the invention is made, along with the claims which define the invention, and drawings and prevent others from selling, using, and manufacturing the invention for a period of 20 years.
Fling for a utility patent involves a consultation with CIPO and USPTO registered patent agents. During the free confidential consultation, we will review the invention and provide an initial opinion on its patentability. We will also describe the process of filing a patent, the timelines and the costs in filing a patent application.
A utility patent application is required to have drawings if they are necessary to understand the patent. In fact, most patent applications contain technical drawings and often missing drawings can lead to the application being ruled incomplete with no filing date given. They need to clearly disclose the invention and its components. When filing an application with us, we will complete the drawing with the inventor’s guidance and they will be included in our application fee.
What is the difference between a design patent and a utility patent?
A utility patent is broader and includes how a product works as well as how it looks. It applies to just about any item, including chemical compounds, furniture, electronics, and many other products. A design patent only protects how the item looks. It’s usually granted on items, such as furniture pieces or electronic devices, that are patented or have expired patents.