A patent (/ˈpætənt/ or /ˈpeɪtənt/) is a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state to an inventor or assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for detailed public disclosure of an invention. An invention is a solution to a specific technological problem and is a product or a process. Patents are a form of intellectual property.The procedure for granting patents, requirements placed on the patentee, and the extent of the exclusive rights vary widely between countries according to national laws and international agreements. Typically, however, a granted patent application must include one or more claims that define the invention.
Posts about Patent
  • Supreme Court releases printer cartridges from patent prison

    … that could refill your old cartridges at a fraction of the price of buying a new one. For years the printer companies battled with these services claiming refilling the cartridges violated their patents. Yesterday, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that argument was invalid. The ruling stemmed from a lawsuit brought about by printer manufacturer…

    Greg's Corner- 13 readers -
  • 4 Ways to Protect Your Intellectual Property as a Software Company

    … You are a small business owner, nowhere near the level of Apple or Google. So you don’t believe your brand requires a tremendous amount of protection. But your thoughts could never be more wrong. The logo that you created, the brand that you are developing, the concepts and software that you are producing—they all have value that is worth more…

    Growmap- 34 readers -
  • Direct Answers: Extracting Text from Pages Citations

    … This is the last post in a series about Google’s International patent application Natural Language Search Results for Intent Queries. This section was inspired by the citations list at the end of a paper used by the listed inventors as a provisional patent that preceded that patent. The paper was Scalable Attribute-Value Extraction from Semi…

    Bill Slawski/ SEO by the Sea- 30 readers -
  • TrustRank Teardown – Is Trust a Useful Metric?

    … are on record as confirming the use of any variation of TrustRank. In fact, Google employees are on record multiple times affirming that they do not use TrustRank. Yes, Google has a patent on something called Trust Rank and Bill Slawski wrote an article that explains why that patent is unrleated to Seed Set TrustRank as described in the Yahoo/Stanford…

    The SEM Postin SEO- 18 readers -
  • What will replace Facebook? Six considerations

    … reason why Google+ struggled to be mainstream. It was Tom Hanks when it needs to be JayZ. So what is hot today? Instagram. WhatsApp. Guess who owns these? Facebook. To remain relevant, Facebook will certainly build a war chest to continue to buy platforms that are siphoning off customers and ad dollars. A smart strategy. I think it is possible…

    {grow}in Social Facebook- 10 readers -
  • The Massive Ranking Factor Too Many SEOs are Ignoring - Whiteboard Friday

    … not just about keywords anymore. It's not just about meta tags anymore. Links really matter here. I can show you Google's PageRank paper here. I can show you all these patent applications here. I can show you the impact of links." We have to do that again with engagement. That's going to be tough. That's going to be an uphill battle, but I believe…

    Moz Blog- 31 readers -
  • Have a Magical Christmas, and a Happy New Year

    … In the days leading up to Christmas, Barbara Starr sent me a link to a patent with a note that it would make a tremendous Christmas blog post. I absolutely agreed, and am writing and sharing that post with you now. This animation of my Great Nephew hiding from the camera is a memorable moment for me. When you see a patent where it’s based upon…

    Bill Slawski/ SEO by the Seain Google- 13 readers -
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