What is a Patent Troll?

Origin of Patent Trolls There seems to be some discrepancies among sources for the origin of the term “patent troll.” According to Invenstopedia, the term was first coined by Paula Natasha Chavez, a U.S. Intellectual Property Law attorney, in an education video about the misuse of patents in the United States. An article in WIPO …

What is a Patent Troll? Read More »

What Does Patent Pending Mean?

What Happens After an Application is Pending? Pending applications often require further communication with the USPTO & WIPO. While a patent is pending, frequently amendments, new/revised claims, or further explanation is needed. These communications occur during patent application prosecution. Note: new matter may only be added in a new application. If new matter is needed to support claims during …

What Does Patent Pending Mean? Read More »