PREVENT STEALING OF PROVISIONAL IDEA

Posted by Michael Shimokaji | May 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

might be best to first file a provisional application before disclosing the invention to the manufacturer. But even if you do, the manufacturer can still steal the idea and you would not be able to sue for patent infringement with a provisional application

LIMIT OF DESIGN PATENT PROTECTION

Posted by Michael Shimokaji | May 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Design infringement occurs when the allegedly infringing device is substantially the same as the design patent, when viewed by an ordinary observer. Unfortunately, the infringement test is not based on an amount of difference (e.g., slight).

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