mechanical patent

mechanical patent

[mi′kan·ə·kəl ′pat·ənt]
(engineering)
A patent granted for an inventive improvement in a process, manufacture, or machine.
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One of my colleagues moved in-house and discovered that a law firm cumulatively billed her company $150k over many, many years on a standard mechanical patent application and no patent had yet issued.
"A simple mechanical patent might cost $5,000 to initially file, a software patent $10,000, and a complicated biotechnology patent could cost much more," she notes.
Utique's technology includes mechanical patents, a back-end management system patent and user experience and lighting patents.
The technical subject matter of Bentley's expertise includes chemical, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and mechanical patents.
Several statistically significant differences did remain, however: electrical patents were less likely to be invalidated than those in other technology fields on written description and were bested only by mechanical patents on enablement.
Optics was next, followed in ascending order by chemistry and mechanical patents.
When the three [section] 112 issues are combined, electrical and mechanical patents fared the best, followed by chemistry, biotechnology, optics, and then software.
Chapters cover: the state of the law of claim construction and infringement; drafting patents; mechanical patents; electrical patents; software, e-commerce, Internet and business methods patents; chemical and pharmaceutical patents; biotechnology patents; design patents; and, drafting patents for use in the EU.
during 1996-1998), the divergence in shares of mechanical patents may
significantly larger percentage of mechanical patents relative to their
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