Patent Pending Ideas

Posted 1 year ago

The word “pending” simply means “awaiting:, The term “patent pending” means that, having filed an application for a patent that meets all requirements for your invention, you are now awaiting granting of it. The process of obtaining the patent can take many months or even years. Once you have filed for a patent, it does not automatically go into the…

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Patent Offices

Posted 1 year ago

Applying for a patent or copyright for your brainchild can be a daunting task. In order to be successful, you will need to know in advance the necessary steps in this exacting process. Your most thorough and accurate information will come right from the patent office itself. Canada’s patenting department is called the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, or CIPO. It…

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Inventions Big and Small

Posted 1 year ago

The human race has an innate need to create, far beyond that of any other creature. When it comes to inventing something new, there is almost no limitation on size. Some of the greatest inventions have been miniscule, while others have been gargantuan.  Here are just a few examples of the extremes: Invented by Australian scientists, this tiny motor (25…

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When to Patent

Posted 1 year ago

For the novice inventor, it is difficult to know when to apply for a patent to protect your intellectual property. Sometimes, the tendency is to “jump the gun” and apply before you are fully satisfied with the invention.  Here are some guidelines to help you decide the optimum time to go ahead. First are some cautions: Don’t make the mistake…

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Patents and Copyrights

Posted 1 year ago

Both patents and copyrights fall under the umbrella of intellectual property. As unique products of creative minds, the inventions or works they protect belong to their creator, who can therefore claim sole ownership. Often the terms patent and copyright are erroneously used interchangeably. There are distinct guidelines that distinguish each of these. The Copyright is an exclusive right for literary,…

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Crazy Inventions that Made it!

Posted 1 year ago

There are myriads of crazy inventions that, understandably, never became popular or even found their way to the shelves of a store. One might think in terms of useless inventions, such as the backward aiming gun, diet water, or screen doors for submarines. These, of course, are fictitious, but there have been plenty of real ones that were either impractical,…

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Invention Prototyping

Posted 1 year ago

An invention is not really an invention until it is invented! In other words, an idea needs to be fleshed out in order to actually be viable. It may not be reasonable or affordable for you to actually build a working model of your idea; in such cases, very detailed diagrams, computerized models or schematics that are verified by professionals…

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Simple but Brilliant Toy Inventions

Posted 1 year ago

If you have children in today’s society, your child’s room is probably overrun by toys; toys of every colour, shape and size, noisy, or quiet and plush. Many of them are appropriate only for a certain age group or considered desirable by only one gender. Others have such limited function that children tire of them soon and they become yard…

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Patenting Categories

Posted 2 years ago

Inventions that fall into the following categories are eligible for Utility patent application: Art: An art refers to the resulting change in either character or condition of a physical object as a result of acts enacted upon it by a physical agent. An example might be an innovative method of etching glass to produce a pleasing result for aesthetic of…

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Thomas Edison Failed Inventions

Posted 2 years ago

Thomas Edison held an astounding 1,093 patents in the U.S. alone, besides many in the U.K., France, and Germany. To say the least, he was a giant of inventions. Many of these were so major that they have changed the course of our culture. How different our nations and most of the world would look without the phonograph, father of…

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