patent law

Inventors who plan to have their domestically patented creations legally protected overseas sometimes discover another party already holds the rights over a similar invention in their targeted country. Though it does indeed occur someone else simply obtained a Patent over an invention earlier, in many cases the legal protection held by another over a ‘similar […]

Patents: The claim and its importance

An application for Patent registration consists out of three parts; drawings, a claim, and a description. Of these three parts, the claim is arguably the most important one. Such a claim consists of a short explanation of what the invention to be patented looks like and what its main functions are. This may sound easy […]

Among all intellectual property matters, patent cases are often regarded as being the most complex ones. This makes sense given the difficulties in capturing the essence of what must actually be protected. While trademarks, for example, are often mere images, objects to be patented generally have a specific function and distinctive features that are hard […]