Secret Sales of a Product Embodying Your Invention Are Prior Art

Before the America Invents Act (AIA) went into effect in 2013, 35 U.S.C. §102 barred the patentability of an invention that was “patented or described in a printed publication in this or a foreign country or in public use or on sale in this country, more than one year...
Women Continued to Spur Innovation Through 2019; Can Upward Trend Continue?

Study Confirms Women Have Untapped Potential to Spur Innovation

On February 11, 2019, the US Patent and Trademark Office released a report titled “Progress and Potential: a profile of women inventors on U.S. patents” on the trends of women inventors named on US patents granted in the last 40 years (1976-2016). Prepared...