Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain

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Anthony McCain is a law student at Mizzou where he is focusing on intellectual property; He has a background in mechanical engineering. anthony.mccain@patentlyo.com

7 thoughts on “Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain

  1. Professor or Students, I have a question which I hope you can answer. I have a idea for a patent but I don’t know if this is one patent or two separate patent. The idea can be made disposable or non-disposable which require different material for both. Do I have to file two patents or one? Can I include both disposable and non-disposable description in the Detail Description of Preferred Embodiment of Invention?

    1. That depends, Veronica.

      You could lump everything you’ve got together in a single patent application and later divide it up into separate patent applications, one for each Invention.

      Or you could file a separate application for each Invention, from the get go.

      It all depends on what your objectives are, and how best to strike the optimal compromise between them.

      My tip: talk to a patent attorney, confidentially, about your available Budget and with your Invention on the table between you.

      You know the saying about he who would buy a Rolls-Royce (or a yacht). If you need to ask the price, the purchase is not one for you.

      And what they say in Germany is that saving money on quality will turn out in the end to be the most expensive choice. Your yacht will sink.

  2. lots of local conflicts

    Usually that’s how they start.

  3. Okin urges fighting China. I had supposed she was troubled by copyright infringements. But what she writes is that the White House “must combat the practices of countries that attempt to use technology transfers and phony competition laws to promote their own national champions at the expense of innovative U.S. companies.”

    Anyway, Team Trump has already given its solution: just don’t have your stuff made by slaves in China. Make it in the USA instead. Don’t reveal all your trade secrets to Beijing. Make your stuff in the USA instead. That will work, won’t it?
     

    1. Team Trump has already given its solution: just don’t have your stuff made by slaves in China. Make it in the USA instead. Don’t reveal all your trade secrets to Beijing. Make your stuff in the USA instead. That will work, won’t it?

      Sure, as long as you make weapons and other military stuff for the super awesome world war that Trump is going to start.

      1. Weapons? Not much work there for striving white workers, is there Malcolm? Just lots of lovely defence contracts, ideal for streaming money from poor taxpayers to the rentier classes and the military-industrial oligarchs.

        World war? Hang on there Malcolm. I doubt the cunning Trump plan involves that. Rather, just lots of local conflicts to test out the new weaponry (and distress the Chinese and Russian military, that they lack such opportunities to test out their weaponry)

      2. Well, we agree on one thing MM, Trump appears to leading us towards a war. Insane. And, I cannot believe that we need to spend MORE money on the military. Crazy. Just unbelievable.

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