An invention proposal is one of the most important parts in obtaining a patent for a product.
The purpose for funding the research is to generate results that will have a positive societal benefit.
This goal can only be met if the technology is successful and if it is commercialized, or brought to market. Most research and development firms have limited experience with commercialization.
Therefore, commercialization planning will require consistent attention concurrent with the development of the technology. Before writing this section, articulate the following items, jotting them down in a word file.
You will see that in the first paragraph they talk honestly about their experience with commercialization.
In the second paragraph the commercialization strategy is articulated with a brief explanation provided. Finally in the last paragraph the individual that will be responsible for spearheading the commercialization activity is identified and the role that they will play clarified.
The next section to consider is the intellectual property or IP section. Begin by reviewing the intellectual property section in the example provided by DOE. You will see that the author shows evidence of having explored the patent literature. The author states what has been found, and then presents the IP strategy that the company will utilize to protect their intellectual property.
It is important to consider that there are multiple ways to protect intellectual property. Although patents are often used to protect intellectual property — when it comes to software and algorithms it is more common to use a combination of copyright and trade secrets because of how rapidly things change.
Be sure to consider what the appropriate forms of IP protection are for your intellectual property. Sometimes companies present excuses as to why they are not protecting their IP via patents, when this is the appropriate course of action.
Often the reason presented is lack of funds. Also, keep in mind that if you plan to license your IP to another — intellectual property protection is very important.
Before drafting the Intellectual Property section, follow the same approach as you did with the company section. Jot down information regarding the following items in a Word document After you have prepared your notes, draft the intellectual property section.
The Market Opportunity section is much more difficult to draft, as it relies on gathering information from other sources. Please keep in mind that at Phase 0 you are asked to take an initial look at market opportunity.
At this point you are taking a very quick, somewhat superficial look at the market opportunity. There are various ways that you can approach this challenge. First, the concept of market implies the potential number of entities that have problem X or could benefit from product Y.Basic Principles of the Common Application Format [PDF] Annex I: Common Requirements for All Types of Documents [PDF] Annex II: Comparative Table of Examples for Each Type of the Applications [PDF] Example Format.
The following is an example of a patent application format which complies with the Common Application . When the Department of Energy makes an SBIR or STTR award, it is doing so with taxpayer money.
The purpose for funding the research is to generate results that will have a positive societal benefit. Eli Mazour is the host of the Clause 8 interview series and an Associate with Harrity & Harrity LLP in Fairfax, Virginia.
Mazour has extensive experience in all aspects of the patent prosecution. Sample of a networking proposal Sample of a food catering proposal All samples are included in both PDF format and editable Word format. Word format versions of the samples can also be customized using the Wizard software. Bouvier's Law Dictionary Edition.
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The Patent Proposal is an example of a proposal using Proposal Pack to submit an invention to be patented. If this is going to the US Government's USPTO office there may be differences in how your proposal is formatted and additional forms may be required.
This list is a starting point for a general purpose patent proposal document.