Part two of a series on patents. This one covers the process of searching patents that are similar to yours -- and writing what is called PRIOR ART.
This lecture will be hands on. We will search for patents that are similar to your own and converting those findings into a prior art section. So bring your laptop.
The point of prior art is several fold: 1. to show an examiner how your invention improves or extends on patented inventions; 2. likewise, to show how it differs from inventions that might block your patent application; and, 3. to guide an examiner toward your way of thinking.
Last Thursday, Sept 21 we looked at the overall patent process, with emphasis on the highly structured (and dry) syntax and grammar of patents, that included said, such that, whereby, a and the.
Same location. Phone or ring the bell in the VHS alley.