Our Patent Workstation Software enables inventors to provide more detailed invention disclosures. A smart assistant helps inventors to create high-quality invention disclosures that save time and enables patent lawyers to immediately convert invention disclosures into patent applications.
Managing multiple inventors and review committees is simple with Patent Workstation Software. Business rules can be configured to prioritize inventions and assign due dates to expedite high-priority disclosures.
Capture highly detailed invention disclosures from inventors
Invention disclosures should be completed as soon as possible after a discovery is made that has commercial potential. This is especially important before publicly presenting the invention through presentations, posters, abstracts, research proposals, dissertation/master’s thesis, or other public communications.
However, the traditional invention disclosure documents are typically 2-3 pages in length, with cryptic instructions to the patent attorney. The reason most commonly provided for this sparse approach is that companies want inventors to invent and not to draft patent applications. However, if the legal fee is to be controlled, the inventors should be provided with tools to amplify their minds and put them all in the invention disclosure document. Now, with advanced software technology, inventors can provide more detailed invention disclosures using Patent Workstation Software, which improves the efficiency and consistency of patents.
To do this, the software rearchitects the flow of the traditional invention disclosure process to capture the same details as the old process but now adds a text proposal system to help the inventor fill out the invention disclosure in a breeze.
Inventors can provide the background, invention abstracts, and drawings to explain the operation of the invention. By using software that has AI capabilities, the software can analyze this information and automatically expand the description. This can save time and resources, as the software can automatically identify important information and provide additional details that would have otherwise required manual effort. Additionally, this can also help to improve the consistency and accuracy of the patent application, as the software can ensure that all relevant information is included. All the inventor needs to do is to review and ensure that all technically relevant details are provided to meet the written description requirement. This process is often forgotten by the inventors, and it will eventually be ascertained by the patent attorney if she catches the issue.
A written description of the invention must include sufficient detail to enable others to make and use the claimed invention. The description must explain how the inventor conceived of the invention, what makes it new (i.e., not invented by another or patented by someone else before the filing date), and what the best mode of carrying out the invention is.
The software can prompt inventors to include factors that are relevant to the Alice decision, which is used to determine the subject matter eligibility of patent applications. The Alice decision refers to the U.S. Supreme Court case of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, which established a two-part test for determining whether a claimed invention is eligible for a patent. Patent management software can use artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to analyze the information provided by the inventors and determine if any of the factors relevant to the Alice decision are missing such as a discussion on how the invention improves machine performance, among others. This can help to ensure that the patent application is complete and meets the requirements for subject matter eligibility, increasing the chances of approval. Additionally, this can also help to reduce the risk of costly and time-consuming appeals or rejections due to subject matter eligibility issues.
The description should also describe the inventor(s) and where the invention originated. It is important to list all of the people who are responsible for the invention, including those who worked on the invention but did not have a direct role in developing it. It is also important to identify any government funding that was used in the invention, as this may be of importance during the patenting process.
Patent lawyers can immediately convert invention disclosures into patent applications
Software patents are a great way for inventors to protect their inventions. They can also help a company secure a high valuation for its ideas, which can be important for startups and established companies.
There are several steps that inventors must take to ensure that their inventions are patent eligible, including searching for prior art and filing an application. These processes are time-consuming and costly, which is why they should be done as early as possible to maximize the value of the invention.
Fortunately, there are tools that help patent lawyers convert invention disclosures into patent applications as quickly and efficiently as possible. These tools include Patent Workstation Software, which allows patent lawyers to create detailed invention disclosures, complete with claims and illustrations, in minutes.
Once the invention disclosure is completed, it must be submitted to the Patent Office for examination. The Patent Office will then evaluate the invention and decide whether to issue a patent or not.
In order to obtain a patent, the applicant must show that they have invented a new and useful product or process. This means that they must have a step-by-step explanation of how their invention works.
Another important aspect of the software patent process is searching for prior art. This involves looking for similar inventions that have already been filed or registered in different databases. Using a combination of keyword, name, classification, and citation searches is often the most effective approach for this part of the process.
A software patent application should also contain a specification, which is a written description of the invention. The specification should be written in such a way that someone skilled in the relevant technology would be able to make and use the invention.
Patent lawyers can collaborate with inventors
A good collaboration between a patent attorney and an inventor can result in a better invention. The patent attorney can provide invaluable guidance to the inventor in understanding intellectual property law and developing strategies for maximizing the value of his inventions under those laws. They can also help the inventor draft (or “write”) patent claims that are broader in scope than the inventive idea and less susceptible to infringement liability.
Many inventors develop their inventions as specific solutions to particular problems. The patent attorney’s job is to get the inventor to look beyond his device or process and uncover the underlying inventive idea. This is commonly known as “superinventing.”
To accomplish this, the patent attorney often works with the inventor to strip away all but the most essential elements of the invention to make it more generic and less susceptible to infringement liability. The inventor may then have to revise the disclosure based on the changes made, but a patent attorney can usually help with this as well.
The inventor and the patent attorney can collaborate on the development of a detailed description or “specification” that describes the invention in a way that is clear to non-technical people, such as judges and juries. The specification is a detailed description of the invention’s “invention components” or “invention elements” and how they work together to perform the claimed invention’s functions.
In addition, the attorney can negotiate the wording of the patent claim to maximize its effectiveness and to ensure that it is enforceable by the Patent Office. The Patent Office considers the wording of a patent claim to be one of the most important factors in whether or not it is issued, so it is crucial that the lawyer’s claim language accurately depicts the invention.
For this reason, the inventor and the patent attorney should have a thorough understanding of the invention before drafting a patent application. The software enables the inventor to provide the patent attorney with a package of information, including photographs and line drawings that describe the invention in detail. Overall, the software can be a valuable tool for accelerating the patent preparation and prosecution workflow by automating document management, improving collaboration, increasing efficiency, enhancing accuracy, and streamlining communication.
Smart assistants and AI are all the rage in the patent arena, but it isn’t just about machines doing the grunt work. Inventors are also challenged by the sheer amount of information they must digest and distill into a concise and effective brief. The best way to accomplish this is through a robust invention disclosure process that uses modern web-based technologies and a dedicated team of highly trained patent professionals. The result is a patent portfolio of unmatched quality and consistency. The best part is that it all comes at an affordable price. In a nutshell, Patent Workstation Software improves the efficiency and effectiveness of your patent filing by automating repetitive and time-consuming tasks.