The Patent Process

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In patent protection, organizations are gaining knowledge in finding the protection it needs to secure their inventions. The question of who had invented the technology is the role Japan played in Fusion's international strategy and the public policy implications of the dispute. Power can mean several things to different people. For some, the more power they have, the more successful they feel and for others power served of no interest at all.

To start off, the recommended course of actions to take in filing a patent to secure patent protection would include having a patent search with detailed patentability assessment, this would mean determining if the invention can be patented. Then do a search to see if there is prior art. In that way, a professional searcher working with a patent attorney in combination will always be able to find prior art patent and pending applications that you did not know about. Following that, prepare and file a nonprovisional patent application to see if your invention is something unique compared with the prior art. Then the next thing would be to file a professional illustration for nonprovisional patent application which helps others understand your invention.

For the most part, the type of power that a patent provides to a company is having knowledge that the company is credible. Donald M. Spero, whom worked for fusion, invented ultraviolet lamps. In this matter, Fusion would be considered to have expert power. As referenced by theorists French and Raven who identified this power as a more effective use of knowledge and expertise conveyed by people. The terminology of Expert power relates to the case study, in that Fusion had the knowledge to develop a core technology that manufactured high inten...

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...n a suitably broad patent claim so the project should be abandoned, saving the inventor many, many thousands of dollars (Quinn, 2011).”

In essence, this specified patent for an invention that is similar to an ultraviolet lamp would go thru the steps followed. (1)Patent search with detailed patentability assessment would cost about $2,400 (2) Provisional patent application prepared and filed is about $3,000 (3) Filing fee to the USPTO (United States Patent and Trade Office) is $110 (4) Nonprovisional patent application based off provisional filing is $11,000 (5) Filing fee to the USPTO for nonprovisional patent application is $1,200 (6) Professional illustrations for nonprovisional patent application is $400 and the total cost through filing nonprovisional patent application is $18,110.00 (if provisional patent application is skipped the cost would be $110 less).
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