Surprising Patent Stories

Watch out for these common patent mistakes

Watch out for these common patent mistakes Our team at Patentest, over the years, has assisted thousands of international companies, medium and small enterprises, and private inventors, on their journey to patent approval. Here are some of the most common patent mistakes we have come across.  1.  Disclosing the invention

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What is a patent and IP strategy and what is the right strategy for me?

Patent and IP strategy In its broader definition, Intellectual property refers to intellectual creations, such as inventions, literary and artistic works, designs, and commercial symbols, names and images used in commerce. These creations can be commercially protected by patents,  trademark, design, and copyrights. Do you have an invention? Check if

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Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

Many people are not aware of the fact that patents are territorial – a patent is only valid in the country in which it was filed and approved. Therefore, if you wish to protect your invention internationally, i.e. in more than one country, you must file a patent application in

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How do I get a patent certification?

Getting a patent certification or a patent is a long and complex journey. In this article we’ll give you an overview of the major steps of this process. 1. Self research and search One of the basic requirements for obtaining a patent certification is having an inventive step, i.e. if

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Why should I use a professional patent expert

What is the first step to take, when you have an unique idea for a patent? In this article, we will explain why you should turn to a professional patent expert.   You have come up with a brilliant idea, you are confident that it is completely original, and convinced that

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First Patent granted in England

The first English Patent was granted by Henry VI to the Flemish born John Utynam in 1449. This was for a new manufacturing process for the Stained-Glass windows of Eton College. The Patent was in the form of an open letter marked with the King’s Great Seal, and called a

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2036 ways to open a bottle of wine

Electric, manual, pneumatic, with lever, without lever, adjustable length, folded, integrated in the cork or connected to the wall. Wine corkscrew continue to develop even 130 years after David W. Davis invented the traditional known corkscrew      2019 is over and we are still seating around our dinner table considering

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Handsfree umbrella

When touring the patent database, we found many interesting patent stories. Some of them can be funny, strange, amazing, different problems and many solutions. The following patents don’t need an explanation. We are all aware of the problem of keeping your hands warm while holding an umbrella. It is raining,

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