Intellectual property (IP) refers to all products of human intellect that have commercial value and can benefit from receiving legal protection. IP encompasses creative works, products, processes, imagery, inventions and services protected by patents, copyright, trademark or trade secret law.
IP creations are inherently linked with commercialization and the ability of its owner to control and exploit their use. If the owner couldn’t legally require payment in exchange for use, then IP ownership would be of little or no value.
IP does not prevent someone from infringing into the creator’s work. The laws however, give an owner the legal ammunition to take a trespasser to court. The owner acquires exclusive rights and can proceed filing a legal complaint and prevent the unauthorized use of its work. If the intellectual property owner does not confront the entity acting in violation, then the illegal activity will likely continue unobstructed.
Viterbis, can proactively help prevent such IP violations from taking place, by employing the latest technologies in Digital Rights Management (DRM). The prevention of unauthorized redistribution of digital media, through Access Controls, Encryption, Limited Install Activation, Persistent On-Line Authentication and Watermarking can make trespassing very difficult or impossible to conduct.
Building And Testing An Invention
After the invention conception, an inventor may widely choose to build and test a working model. This is referred as ‘Reducing an invention to practice.’ Although, this proof-of-concept step is not necessary to get a patent, building and testing an invention before applying for a patent is strongly advised. Since a working model will:
- Establish the exact nature of the invention
- Describe the invention in the patent application more thoroughly
- Help sell the invention to a company or third-party
- Prove a crucial date in case of an interference or a prior use reference having a date up to one year before the filing date
Viterbis, engineers and designers will produce a commercially viable proof-of-concept prototype, documenting each and every step of the making in great detail. The diagrams, drawings and architectural briefs can be patent application filed. Video and audio recordings, as well as our personal testimony, can be used to strengthen your case, if such need arises.
- INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
- COPYRIGHT LAW
- TRADEMARK LAW
- TRADE SECRET LAW
The patent law specifies the subject matter for which a patent may be obtained and the conditions for patentability. The law establishes the United States Patent and Trademark Office to administer the law relating to the granting of patents and contains various other provisions relating to patents.
The patent law specifies that the subject matter must be “useful.” The term “useful” in this connection refers to the condition that the subject matter has a useful purpose and also includes operativeness, that is, a machine which will not operate to perform the intended purpose would not be called useful, and therefore would not be granted a patent.
A patent cannot be obtained upon a mere idea or suggestion. The patent is granted upon the new machine, manufacture, etc., as has been said, and not upon the idea or suggestion of the new machine. A complete description of the actual machine or other subject matter for which a patent is sought is required.
According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), even if the subject matter sought to be patented is not exactly shown by the prior art, and involves one or more differences over the most nearly similar thing already known, a patent may still be refused if the differences would be obvious. The subject matter sought to be patented must be sufficiently different from what has been used or described before that it may be said to be non-obvious to a person having ordinary skill in the area of technology related to the invention. For example, the substitution of one color for another, or changes in size, are ordinarily not patentable.Viterbis collaborates with a tight network of Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Attorneys to file and secure your invention in the most expedient, secure way. Our Industrial Designers and Engineers will insure the novelty, non-obviousness, and uniqueness of product idea prior to any USPTO or PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) filing. Our exhaustive research of prior art in the space of interest will single out any possible, IP collisions, work around and mitigate any foreseeable disputes.
Viterbis will expand the notion of your creation by augmenting the intellectual space it resides. Your new, nonobvious, useful invention under our direction could easily demonstrate how to make and use the invention, explain why the invention is different for all previous and dissimilar to all prior-art, and describe what aspects of the invention deserve the patent award. Your patent claim is maximized with the experience and knowledge of our Silicon Valley educated staff, topped by years of industry experience.
Viterbis may provide assistance on both conception and reduction to practice phases of a patent. We can help, shape with you the mental part of inventing, including how an invention is formulated or how a problem is solved. At the same time, Viterbis can reduce to practice a specific patent embodiment by demonstrating that your invention works for its intended purpose. These two of Viterbis’ patent services, prepare your invention to be fully commercialized, while providing proof and determinations of prior art and stellar documentation of the date of your invention.
- 1. Does it have any Commercial Value?
- 2. Did you Invent it?
- 3. Do you Own it?
- 4. Is it Useful?
- 5. Can it be classified within a Patent Classes?
- 6. Is it New?
- 7. Are its features Novel and Nonobvious?
Product development is a long process that requires patience, attention to detail and a fair amount of nurturing. It also requires several spins or versions of a prototype, prior to achieving acceptable product results. Thus, before any decision can be made, the potential of commercialization must be assessed by the inventor. USPTO, will not evaluate your invention’s commercial potential. You, the inventor, forward thinking like Investor, should consider it very carefully to make sure you and team, receive the rewards you deserve.
Viterbis will help maximize the Return on Investment (ROI) by reducing the Bill of Materials (BOM) cost for your product, while packing the most available features. Reduced BOM translates to lower Price Point, higher profit margin, consistent quality and easier supply-chain management.
Working closely with IP attorneys, Viterbis will draft your patent claim as broadly as possible, given the constraints and the state of prior knowledge or art. Narrow enough to distinguish your invention from previous developments, but broadly enough to provide meaningful protection and maximum possible commercialization.