Innovation Patent

Posted 2 years ago

Innovative patents are not yet a part of Canadian Intellectual property protection. Whether or not they will become available is up for discussion. Initiated in Australia, they are now available in many other countries, particularly developing countries. Innovative patents encourage the creation of small innovations that are not unique enough to meet the rigorous criteria for invention patents. Also included…

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Inventors Who Didn’t Give Up

Posted 2 years ago

The power of tenacity, better known as “stick-to-it-iveness”, has been illustrated time and time again by would be inventors, authors, artists and scientists. Successful people rarely attain that status by accident, and it often takes blood, sweat, tears, and lots of failures to enjoy the fruits of their labours. Take for example: Milton Hershey, who brought Swiss milk chocolate to…

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Patentable Ideas

Posted 2 years ago

Warning! Do not try to sell an “idea” to someone, thinking you will be the next rich inventor. To begin with, unless you have actually turned your idea into a concrete invention, you are just a dreamer. Your idea may be great, but it is worth nothing to you until you flesh it out. Secondly, selling an idea to a…

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Simplest inventions

Posted 2 years ago

When you think of inventions that warranted patents, is it televisions, personal computers, and the jet engine that come to mind? Stop and think about the tiny, simple, easy-to-create inventions that have earned patenting and made their creators successful. Here are a few examples: Post-it notes (Arthur Fry). Who would ever have thought that adding a bit of adhesive to…

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Cheap Patent Lawyer

Posted 2 years ago

Sometimes “You get what you pay for”, but other times, you can benefit hugely from the cheaper version of a product or service. This is as true about patent lawyers as it is about peanut butter! A patent lawyer who costs a bundle may not be any better than a cheaper one. The difference in fees may depend on factors…

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Inventions for 3rd World Countries

Posted 2 years ago

In North American culture, new inventions are useful aids to enhance our already luxurious lifestyle. This is not the case, however, in third world countries where merely surviving is often a daily challenge. Thanks to some innovative minds that have combined their expertise with compassion, simple inventions that can alleviate the suffering and supply the basic needs of life are…

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Patents Search

Posted 2 years ago

To perform a patent search in Canada, you must go to the CIPO (Canadian Intellectual Property Office), either in person in Gatineau, Quebec, by phone, or on their website. The CIPO maintains an up-to-date database of patent documents from 1869 to the present, with more than 2 million on record. Those prior to 1978 do not have the text of…

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Patent Form

Posted 2 years ago

You can find a form online to apply for a patent at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office website. There is lots of useful information to peruse before you begin the application process. It will be necessary to conduct a patent search before you consider applying. This will uncover any patents already held on the invention or any prior art that…

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What Can I Patent?

Posted 2 years ago

You can patent a new variety of plant or hybrid, but not a newly discovered plant that already existed. You can patent a new design for an item such as a car or a dress, but not the car or dress itself that already exists, even in another country. You can patent a better process for manufacturing plastic grocery bags, but…

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Patent Grant

Posted 2 years ago

The goal of many inventors is to be granted a patent for their brainchild. This will offer them up to 20 years of exclusive rights to their invention, protecting it from use, sale, or duplication by others. The process of receiving a patent grant is straightforward but very exacting, and without the assistance of a patent agent, can be overwhelming….

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