"*~FAQs for Patent~*"
Expedited or Preferential Prosecution (Explained Through Qs & As)
there procedures in your country available for expediting
If so, what are the costs and procedures
Is expedited prosecution limited to certain
situations and/or types of technology?
a practical view, how likely is it that expedited prosecution will
What is the actual time gain (on average) as
compared to "regular" prosecution?
What are the potential disadvantages?
Utility Models (Explained Through
Qs & As)
What are the differences in the enforceability between a utility
model and a utility patent?
When can one file a utility model?
Does it need to be a divisional of a utility patent or can the
utility patent and the utility model be filed concurrently?
Is there a preferred or required form of claims in a utility model?
Can functional language be used in the claims (for example, "a
device configured to" [do something])?
How can the connecting relationships between the claim elements be
defined? Is it acceptable to recite claim elements that are "in
communication with" each other? Or do the elements need to be "connected
to" each other?
(Explained Through Qs & As)
How long is the approximate
court backlog for IP litigation?
What are the damages that
can be recovered for an IP litigation, and how are they assessed (e.g.
Can the prevailing party
receive payment for legal fees?