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Intellectual Property - Patents

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  • Patents : Part IV - Business Methods
    Patents : Part IV - Business Methods
    Thad Gabara, Patent Agent and Inventor Recorded: Nov 11 2008 34 mins
    Business methods raise issues of 35 USC 101. There was a time when having computers doing things could not be patented. The Diehr and State Street cases will be discussed.
  • Patents : Part III –KSR v. Teleflex
    Patents : Part III –KSR v. Teleflex
    Thad Gabara, Patent Agent and Inventor Recorded: Oct 17 2008 27 mins
    Teaching, Suggestion and Motivation (TSM) occured due to the Supreme Court case of Graham v. John Deere Co., 383 U.S. 1 (1966). A second Supreme court case called KSR concerns the issue of obviousness as applied to patent claims. An examiner can reject a claim based on common sense of a person having ordinary skill in the art (PHOSITA). Common sense is a perception and Voltaire has stated "Common sense is not so common." If you are interested in obtaining a patent, this talk is a must see.
  • Patents : Part II – Claim Language
    Patents : Part II – Claim Language
    Thad Gabara, Patent Agent and Inventor Recorded: Oct 10 2008 30 mins
    Claims are typically partitioned into apparatus, method and "means for" type language. Some of the mystery of reading claims is uncovered. Terms covered include : antecedent basis, negative limitation, etc. Time permitting a patent case may be presented.
  • Patents: Part I - the Basics
    Patents: Part I - the Basics
    Thad Gabara, Patent Agent and Inventor Recorded: Oct 3 2008 28 mins
    The basic fundamentals of patents are presented. The history, rights and types of patents are addressed. The required components of a patent application and topics that can not be patented are detailed. Patentability issues based on basic law and a description of 35 U.S.C. §101, §102, §103 and §112 are covered.

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