Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property is that which you can own even though it has no direct, physical embodiment. (If it was land, it would be ‘real property’, while if it were cash, stocks, or other ‘things’ it would be ‘personal property’). Intellectual Property is always described, usually by some form of writing, and will be one or more of the following classes: a Patent; a Trade- or Service- Mark; a Copyright; or a Trade Secret. The reason I say ‘or more’, is that some (but not all) Intellectual Property can be both the subject of a patent and a copyright, or a trademark and a copyright.

Each of the first three (patent, trade/service mark, copyright) exist because the legislature created laws that define the process and boundaries, ultimately, for those particular types of intellectual property; while ‘trade secret’, though now the subject of specific statutes in most states, was originally created by judicial decisions about what was sensible and fair as written on https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/why-inventhelp-is-such-a-valuable-resource-for-inventors/.

A Patent?

‘Patent’ is shorthand for ‘Letters Patent’, which means a governmental grant of a limited monopoly for an invented idea. A U.S. patent must be examined by the U.S. Patent (and Trademark) Office, which at least claims to consider whether an individual’s invention is useful, new, and not obvious. You can also patent a design that it is new, or a plant that it was created, not discovered. A patent lasts for 20 years from the date of its initial application and lets the owner prevent anyone else from commercially making, selling, or using the invention in the U.S..

In the U.S., only individuals can be inventors, even though corporations can own patents. Patents are also the subject of international treaties. Two key things to remember about the rest of the world’s view of patents: you must file your patent application before you disclose or sell your invention, and the first to file wins the race. For more information read https://www.kstatecollegian.com/2021/09/24/how-you-can-boost-the-chances-of-becoming-a-successful-inventor-with-inventhelp/.

Boat Battery Chargers

Most modern boat battery chargers use a smart charging technology or sometimes called the “accurate voltage control charging” or 3-step charging. Three step charging works by charging it first with a high current followed by a low current and a much lower current. Finding an on-board boat battery chargers or a charger that is part of the inverter-charger system that can be installed permanently to your boat is very easy. However finding a quality charger that can be used for outside the boat, for example retrievable boats or around the house or garage is more difficult.

Portable smart chargers usually have alligator clips to temporarily attach it to the battery you wish to charge. It has a built-in protective circuit that send and error code just in case you mistakenly inverted the positive and negative poles eliminating the risk of damaging both the battery and the charger. It has a built-in selector switch that allows you select with the different types of battery like AGM, wet cell battery or gel cell battery. You can also choose the temperatures like 95, 35 or 65 degrees F, because all battery charging is temperature dependent, meaning you can use it in all kinds of weather condition from freezing cold climate to tropical hot. You can also select how you want to charge it like 2 amps, 10 amps or 30 amps and it also have a digital display which shows the options you are selecting. It also has LED indicator lights so you can easily see what is going on and the status of the charger and the battery.

Most problem with flooded battery when you use it a lot, charging it back and forth after a while they need equalization, so some charger has a built-in equalization cycle on them. It can also be used as a battery booster just in case you’re having a problem starting your car. When the battery is then fully charged, it automatically goes into float or maintenance mode to avoid overcharging the battery. You can choose from different sizes like 30 amps, 15 amps, 6 amps or the smallest 2 amps maintainer. The unit has a cable compartment so you can just put the cable inside when not in use, very neat. It has a foldable handle so you can carry it anywhere.

The common problem with boat battery charger is when you purchase and install an under rated charger. Not only it will take too long to charge but sometimes it will cause malfunction. Almost all marine battery charger have built-in overcharge protection circuit, a built in timer monitors the time it takes to charge the battery. If it takes too long to charge it will automatically shut the system to protect it from over charging. Other problem is when you use a charger that is not compatible with the type of battery you are using.

Most modern chargers are compatible with different types of battery, like the Gel Cell batteries, all types of lead-acid, flooded or sealed maintenance free batteries but definitely not the Black and Decker Batteries for cordless tools. It has a selector switch that allows you to choose between different types of batteries, different type of batteries has its own program. When you buy a new unit it usually comes with the mounting brackets and the wire needed to connect it to the battery. They are usually only about 4 feet long, so if you want to install it away from the batteries you need to extend or replace them with a longer one. They also have short cord plug, so you need to have a long extension cord. If you want you can also wire it permanently using a marine on-board inlet.

Another thing to consider when choosing the best 3 bank marine battery charger for your boat is that it should be able to withstand any kind of weather condition. Choose one with waterproofed, shockproof corrosion and rust resistant features especially if you are going to use it in salt water environment, one that can withstand extreme ambient conditions including moisture, vibration and shock. There is also solar boat battery charger that you can purchase which is very handy in case of emergency while in the middle of your boating trip where there’s no electrical outlet available.

An Introduction To U.S. Patents

U.S. patent protection is an extremely important consideration for any business involved in the manufacture and sale of products in the United States. The owner of a U.S. patent has, for a limited time, the exclusive right to make all sales of the patented product in the U.S. market. Because the patent owner can legally stop others from making and selling the patented product, a patent owner can charge a premium price for a product they make and sell that can be much higher than the actual cost to manufacture and sell the product.

This means that the patent owner can make potentially very high profits on sales of the patented product during the life of the patent, which can help the owner more quickly recover the investment made to develop the new product. Even if the patent owner does not make and sell the product, they are legally entailed to collect at least a reasonable royalty from anyone else who does. You can always consult with a professional patent agency, such as Invent Help, for any information.

An Example of the Effect on Price of U.S. Patent Protection

A common example of the effect of patent protection on price is the sale of “brand name” drugs at high prices. The patent protection on brand name drugs is what allows the company who first invented the drug to sell it at a high premium price without competition. However, once the patent protection ends competitors enter the market with a “generic” version of the drug at a lower price, taking sales away from the brand name drug, and possibly forcing the manufacturer of the brand name drug to lower its prices in order to maintain sales.

While nobody likes paying high prices, the reality is that without the availability of patent protection and the potential to charge higher prices for at least a limited time to recover development costs a business may be unable to justify the risk of investing money to develop new products. This is particularly so in areas where the cost of research and development is very high (as in many millions of dollars), such as with pharmaceuticals. The higher price consumers may have to pay for a limited time due to patent protection is the price society has decided to pay for encouraging business to investment in new technologies and products.

Profit Considerations

Since bringing a new product to market is often a very expensive and risky investment for a business, many times it can only be justified if there is a potentially very high profit to be made that justifies taking the risk. Accordingly, the availability of patent protection is often a critical factor to consider when deciding whether an investment in a new product is justified.

Without patent protection a business that introduces a new product may not be able to make enough sales at high enough prices to generate profits sufficient to justify the risk of an investment in the new product. Effective patent protection however is often a difficult thing to obtain. The U.S. patent laws can be complex in their application. Individuals with ideas for a new product are particularly vulnerable to being sold services related to patent protection that are ineffective and offer little if any real value.

Be Informed

It is highly recommended that before making any substantial investment in the development a new product, including any services related to protecting, promoting, or manufacturing a product, that an individual or business first consult with a qualified  patent agency like InventHelp. Doing so can save a great deal of time, trouble, and expense in the long run. Affordable consultations are available from the law office of registered U.S. patent attorney.

Patent Registration

According to USA patent Act, 1970 and the rules and regulation governing patent system through out the world, a patent can be obtained only for a single invention which is new and useful. In order to register a patent the captioned invention must relate to a machine, articles or substance produced by manufacture or by the process of manufacture. It s also to be noted that patent may also be obtained for any improvement in article or process of article.

As far as medicines or drug are concerned patent cannot be obtained for the product but a process of manufacturing the substance is patentable. The applicant for a patent must be true and first inventor or a person to whom title has been assigned by the inventor. If the patent has been assigned to someone than it must clearly specify the limits of monopoly.

The invention in respect of which the patent is claimed must be unique and must not be obvious with those who are skilled in the art to which it relates. Thus an application for patent is considered for registration when all the requisite criteria are fulfilled as laid down by the rules and regulation governing patent laws. You could hire professionals, such as InventHelp to help.

Patent Registration Process

The procedures to register patent applications are different in different countries. A national phase application is filed within 30 months from the date of priority in most of the countries being part of patent cooperation treaty.

Patent of addition can be filed at any time before the grant of patent. As far as convention application is concerned it has to be filed within 12 months from the date it has been filed in convention country to get the benefit of priority. Divisional application is filed when an application speaks of two inventions, but it is filed at the discretion of the inventor. You can get help from InventHelp patenting agency. Read more about InventHelp on KansasCityMag.

An application for patent may be made by any person who claims to be the true inventor, assignee or legal representative of the deceased. Thus the time period and examination process of patent application in different countries is different but the procedure is one and the same.

4 Important Things You Need To Know About Protecting Your Invention

File A Patent Application Before You Publicly Disclose Your Invention. US patent laws have strict deadlines for filing patent applications once you have publicly disclosed your application. If you miss these deadlines, your invention will be forever barred from becoming a patent. If you plan on obtaining patent rights abroad, many foreign countries require that you have not publicly disclosed your invention before you filed a patent application.

All Patents Are Not Born Equal. There are three types of patents-design, utility, and plant patents. Each patent type offers a different type of protection. You should talk to a patent lawyer or a patent agency such as InventHelp, who will listen to your goals and identify the type patent protection you need.

Patent Pending Status. A Patent Pending label on your product adds marketing appeal. Consumers associate a patent pending label with sophistication. Many investors also look for a patent pending status because they want to possibility of having the exclusive right to manufacture, use, or sell the invention should they invest.

Act Promptly. Exclusive rights to an invention are generally granted to the person who first invents it. The determination as to who invented the invention first may be based on the first person to file an application that fully describes the invention at the US Patent Office. Once you team up with InventHelp, you can have start your application they act on your application fast and your application will be finished within a few days, not months.

Managing Pest Control Service Cost

One of the biggest problems in pest control is to understand the cost associated with effective pest control management. Pest control is done more for psychological reasons rather than on economic considerations. Most people look at home pest control when they sight a single instance of cockroach or any other insect, which incites the fear within that results in taking decisive action to combat the same.

Consumers usually decide the level of pest control required by taking into consideration the pest control service cost. Price is a major factor in determining which pest management company to approach. Like any other service company, pest management also works in a similar way and you get what you pay for. Pest control company should have a website where you can see the cost of their services or where you can ask for a quote, such as the Radar Pest Control company – radarpestcontrol.com.au.

It is not always true that a low-price pest management company provides the best of services and sometime they might not give a true indication of the full cost involved. This would be reflected in the material they use and the time spent in completing the job. These are some factors that also need to be taken while deriving the overall pest control service cost you are going to incur. Hence to get an ideal quote for the pest control service cost, it is recommended to compare quotes from different companies and the level of service provided. Get the detailed quote with the component break up so that you know what you are paying for.

How much should a pest control service cost?

To answer this, you should understand that pest management is a specialized job, and the person who is planning to “do it yourself” or to hire a pest management company should know the level of infestation and the method to be employed to control this menace.

The best way to manage pest control service cost is that, if the infestation is low or occasional sighting of insects or rodents, you can utilize off the shelf products available in your local store. But if the infestation is acute, you can compare the quotes of different pest management companies and choose the one that meets your budgetary requirements.

There are simple tips and tricks that can be followed to avoid any pest control service. These home-remedies help to prevent any pest in the house, which is more cost effective and environmental friendly, without use of any chemicals.

Some of the remedies that can be followed are, managing moisture that attracts pest in the house, sealing of cracks and gaps, proper sanitation and cleanliness, prevention by avoiding wood contacts on the floor and using traps and other mechanical devices to manage pest. All this would help you sort out a better pest control management strategy.

What about Patent searching? What is an IDS? Why search and can I do it myself?

A patent search is performed so that all applicable prior art is found. While a search is not required before a patent is filed it is a good idea for a few reasons:

Any prior art that comes to the attention of anyone involved with the prosecution of the application, must be disclosed to the PTO. This disclosure is called an Information Disclosure Statement (IDS). This document can be filed at various times, with various costs. Its purpose is to disclose any information that could be considered “material to patentability”.

Any published patent, publication or similar document can be included in an IDS. An IDS can be filed for free during the first 3 months after the filing of the application. After the 3 months passes the cost is more and/or the proof that the information was newly discovered is more rigid. If the IDS is not filed before the issue fee is paid, the application can not be issued, and a continuation would need to be filed.

Many times a invention can be made that is the same as an existing patent or disclosed in a published document. A search can find such prior art and the inventor can then choose to not file a patent, or can also choose to add some new, novel, non-obvious improvement so that the invention “clears” the prior art. There are patenting agencies like InventHelp that are here to help new inventors patent their inventions – learn more about InventHelp.

A patent examiner will do their own search of existing patents and other document from various sources. The results of this search will be used against an applicant, in the form of a rejection in an Office Action. Finding as much prior art as possible is necessary to see that the examiner has as little to work with as possible.

So it is in the best interests of an inventor to do a good job searching for prior art.

It is possible for an inventor to do their own search. One way is via various search engines on the Internet. However, Internet. Searches may only be able to find prior art up from about the 1980’s on. Any prior art previous to this might be needed and could not be searched on the Internet.

The next best place to search would be one of the Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries (PTDL). These libraries are set up at universities and in major cities and they have excellent search facilities. They also have staff that will help an inventor understand the search tools, but they will not perform a search for you. These libraries have all patents ever issued in bound volumes. They also have automated tools that will search for keywords or concepts and return the patent numbers of matching documents.

It can also be useful for a third party to perform a search at the PTO’s office. This search will simulate the searches that the examiners would use. They will be performed at the PTO’s search facility and examiners may be consulted by searchers.

But a searcher can only search to the extent they understand your invention. So the best search of all would be performed by an applicant traveling to the PTO, in Washington, DC and performing the search and talking with examiners in person. The third party search can cost about $400 – $600, depending on the firm and the subject matter. A third party search can take 3 to 6 weeks to be returned, although the actual search will take not more than 8 hours as explained on https://azbigmedia.com/business/why-new-inventors-turn-to-inventhelp-for-support/.

Real Estate Website Solutions

In this age of globalization and information technology revolution website increase the presence and scope of the business in global platform. Having an excellently designed site is like an asset for a company, because it is what reflects the company’s position and credibility.

Efficient web design and development services consistently ensure precisely that and your website is developed.

Successful websites begin with good design, usable content, and intelligent functionality. Marketing real estate on the Internet is a unique challenge for today’s real estate professional.

Internet real estate buyers want access to all the local listings and they expect timely, professional service, at the click of a mouse. Today’s sellers want the exposure the Internet provides and an agent with the best Internet solutions to effectively market their home.

Professionally Designed Custom Templates

Most template designs are often limited to elementary, tabloid-style designs, lacking professional, graphic design elements. Many websites offer strikingly attractive designs that you can instantly change to suit your style. Choose a template, select a color combination and submit the request online. Your website is seamlessly updated.

To any successful real estate professional, an attractive, informative Web site is a must! With more and more potential customers searching for their dream house on line, it is mandatory to utilize your site as a major selling tool, enhancing your presence on the Internet and helping to generate prospective leads. An effective real estate site should be able to display all of your most sale able listings, as well as containing vital information that would be of interest to would-be new home buyers and Easy Agent Pro does just that as seen on https://www.themadeinamericamovement.com/easy-agent-pro/. You can build easy-to-maintain, no-hassle real estate sites that will help grow your business.

Just having a website does not guarantees that visitors will come. With a blog and corresponding RSS feed(s), your site can now benefit from visibility within blog and RSS search engines. Web sites without feeds (your competition maybe?) are not included in these kinds of directories and search engines.

Consider Applying For A Provisional Patent

If you first want to educate yourself on learning how to apply for a patent, then you may want to get provisional patents initially. Keep in mind that the inventor that files the provisional patent has up to one year to “rent” these rights. This establishes a record of the invention that trumps applications to your same invention.

While there are some drawbacks to doing so, this patent is much cheaper, does not require you to write claims, and offers you protection with patent pending status. This allows you to establish an early priority date without the high cost of drafting a formal application. But you must file a non-provisional patent (NPA) within the year.

There are also patent submission services that allow you to apply for a patent online with the assistance of industry professionals such as Invent Help.

Steps to apply for patents are not that difficult in theory. Its the details and a persuasive and detailed writing style that might have you considering hiring a patent attorney or patent agent. The only difference between the two is that a patent attorney is a licensed lawyer. This helps if you should have to court to protect or defend your rights. Both will act as the liaison for you and the patent office. They will show you how to apply for a patent, perform a patent search if one is needed, and keep you apprised of all developments.

However, keep in mind that the services of a patent attorney or patent agency are not free. You will still have to do some of the leg work yourself, and any work that they perform will be billed either on an hourly rate or a set fee basis. Patent Agencies typically charge much less for their services as you can read from this InventHelp review. If you can learn how to apply for a patent on your own, you may find that it is easier and less costly to do the work yourself.

 

Patent Your Invention To Protect Your Idea

Creating something unique has been a passion for mankind from time immemorial. The invention of papyrus and the wheel probably corroborates this view. Not only to give vent to their creative urges, men, women and children invent gadgets, products and services to make life better – from their perspective, and of course make money. And when that brilliant idea gets sold in the market and makes a hit, the inventors become billionaires with international fame. So if you have worked upon an idea or invention for months and years, why not make money out of it?

Before you start making money from your invention, there are numerous steps which you should take, to ensure that this idea does not get plagiarized or stolen. After all, let us not forget that it’s a dog eats dog world that we live in. So how can you protect your invention from being taken away by someone? Patent your invention. That’s the only way. In fact, the intellectual property law has been designed specifically to offer protection to ideas, businesses, trademarks and inventions of people like you and me. There are patenting agencies like Invent Help that could help you.

There are many options on how to go about patenting your invention and the process can be complicated. So it is better you consult a patent agent or attorney to patent your invention. But before you start the process of patenting your invention it is important for you to learn about the functioning of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). This office, broadly speaking, is responsible for protecting all aspects of intellectual property. For your information, till March 2006, the USPTO has issued over seven million patents worldwide and every year it handles thousands of new patent applications.

Once you are ready to file a patent for your invention, you can do this yourself or take the help of a patent agent. But ensure that the patent attorney is a reputed one, because the entire process of patenting is not very cheap. Also be ready with the patent application fee when you file. A provisional patent application can also be filed in the United States where you simply have to provide a description of your invention. A provisional patent application does not have other formal requirements of a final patent. It is important to remember that a provisional patent is valid only for 12 months, during which time you could change or improve upon your invention as explained by Invent Help.

Patents can be of three types. Each one has a different application. The 3 types of patents are utility, design and plant. When you file a patent for your invention, the application should carry the name of the inventor, a description of the invention, what it does which should be supported with the necessary drawings, charts, testimonials and all other relevant information about the invention.