In patent prosecution, a negative claim restriction often called a negative recitation, is used to broaden the patent’s coverage. One common tactic is to add a “negative restriction” in a claim, which narrows the claim’s scope by excluding traits or parts that are already common knowledge. Let’s take a patent application for a new wind… Continue reading How Using a Negative Claim Restriction Can Be a Positive Patent Strategy?
When a patent is invalidated, it means that the patent no longer has any legal force. This can happen for a number of reasons, including if the patent was granted in error or if it doesn’t satisfy the requirements set forth by the US Patent and Trademark Office. If you are involved in a dispute… Continue reading What Happens When A Patent Is Invalidated?
As an inventor or patent holder, you know that in order to protect and enforce your intellectual property rights, it is important to have a clear and concise patent document. However, did you know that the layout of your patent can also play a role in its effectiveness? Patent “white space” refers to the empty… Continue reading Taming Patent White Space Analysis