Electronic and Technology Patents

Electronic and Technology Patents Promote Innovation

Preparing a patent application for your electronic invention or technological breakthrough requires careful planning and organization. A detailed explanation of the original idea must be thorough and convincing with illustrations and a detailed description for support. Review similar patents to get a better idea of what type of drawings to include. It should at least be an accurate representation of the item being considered and it must be 100% original and novel.

 Have an experienced illustrator prepare the drawing or at least include a circuit diagram where necessary. Focus on the most important elements and/or novel elements. The claims you state should describe the invention in detail and outline exactly how the electronic device functions. The description is most important, since it gives the official assigned to your application a clear idea of the innovation, as well as any competitors or potential infringers.

Always keep written records of your invention for future reference. Before requesting an application for a patent, make sure it meets the qualifications. Be realistic about the potential for your product becoming a commercial success. Either conduct your own patentability search or hire Virtual IP Law to do this search.

Patent Search – Freedom-to-Operate

A company may also need to do a freedom-to-operate search to make sure you are protected against infringement if there is an existing patent that is similar to yours. After the search for possible prior are competitive patents is completed (when needed), the application process can proceed. Innovation that is based on the stages of the technological life cycle have a greater chance of success.

The stages of the life cycle of technologies begin with invention and thorough research. This is followed by the development process before distribution begins. Intellectual property rights gives you peace of mind knowing that your original idea cannot be copied by somebody else without repercussions. That’s why it is so important to have experienced legal counsel in your corner every step of the way.

Patents Protect Your Technology or Electronic Inventions

Virtual IP Law makes sure you have exclusive rights to your technological or electronic invention and that you get a fair chance at deriving a return on your investment. Intellectual property rights cover industrial property while protecting your original idea from being duplicated. It also protects the product’s name along with trademarks and designs. Acquiring and enforcing intellectual property rights is crucial to protect competing companies and expand financial growth opportunities.

The patent gives inventors the recognition they deserve for their creativity and determination and also prevents others from unjustly monetizing or otherwise benefiting from the inventor’s idea or invention. They are awarded exclusive rights to their invention and nobody else can gain commercially from their efforts for a limited period of time (the life of the patent, which is 20 years from filing). By granting these rights, patents give innovators more incentive to make new discoveries. They are recognized for their creativity, which in turn enables them to receive a return on their investment.

A patent is essential in business and start-up companies because it gives innovators exclusive rights to their new process or product. The patent can help them develop a strong position in the market to earn more revenue. Electronic and technology patents should be acquired during the research and development stage of the product if possible. Virtual IP Law can help with preparing and filing the application for a patent and also help you maintain the patent over time.

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Our area of expertise lies in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.  With over 60 years of combined experience, we are the right team to get the job done at an affordable cost.  Our team is led by registered patent attorney Keri Sicard who has been working with or for her father, David, in various capacities for over 20 years.   

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