FAQs Patent Questions
Question:The Patent Cooperation Treaty facilitates the filing of applications for patents, it is presently adhered to by over 124 countries
Another treaty, known as the Patent Cooperation Treaty, was negotiated at a diplomatic conference in Washington, D.C., in June of 1970. The treaty came into force on January 24, 1978, and is presently adhered to by over 124 countries, including the United States. The treaty facilitates the filing of applications for patent on the same invention in member countries by providing, among other things, for centralized filing procedures and a standardized application format.
Question:Applicants may be required to provide speciments of the composition of their invention if necessary.
The applicant may be required to furnish specimens of the composition, or of its ingredients or intermediates, for inspection or experiment. If the invention is a microbiological invention, a deposit of the micro-organism involved is required.
Question:How do I search for a particular patent number?
There are several ways. The easiest is to use the Patent Number Search Page, enter the number you are searching for in the box provided, and hit the 'Search' Button. Alternatively, you can go to the Quick Search Page, select which year(s) you want to search by using the Select years to search menu, type the patent number in the Term 1 text entry box, and select 'Patent Number' from the Field 1 menu. Then hit the 'Search' button.
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A patent protects your invention.
A patent for an invention is a grant of rights by the U.S. Government through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent grant excludes others from making, using, or selling the invention in the United States. The terms "Patent Pending" and "Patent Applied For" are used to inform the public that an application for a patent has been filed. Patent ownersip does not start until the actual grant of a patent. Marking of an article as patented, when it is not, is illegal and subject to penalty.
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