is a Patent?
||A Patent is essentially a contract with the
government which grants to the inventor the right "to exclude others
from making, using, or selling the invention" within the U.S., its
territories and possessions for a period of time. In exchange for this government
endorsed 'monopoly,' the inventor discloses his invention to the public.
It is in this way the public good is advanced by patents, in that, the
public gets to see and improve on the invention.
would these Patent CDs interest me?
||In each patent is a wealth of information on
what the inventor was thinking at the time the invention was made. Each
utility patent has a specification (and usually drawings) which describes
the invention in detail. It is in these details that History is captured.
For example one can trace the evolution of Baseball
Gloves by reading the patents, and tracing the family tree of evolution,
with its false starts and dead ends.
The drawing s of each patent also contain a wealth of
information for restorers and craftsmen. One customer has used the Harley-Davidson
CD to restore components of an antique motorcycle.
you make plaques or Prints of Individual Patents?
||No-not at this time, however, see our preferred vendor: United
States Patent Collectables & Commemoratives on our links
page. They make wonderful etched plaques for inventors as well as
It is easy enough to edit the patent drawings to make
your own prints with the use of commonly available photo-editing software.
Other companies charge outrageous prices for prints on parchment paper.
You can make your own with our CDs, and have many patents to choose from
for almost the same price!
exactly are on your Patent CDs?
||Each CD contains a Hyperlinked Index, sorted
a variety of ways (by date, number, inventor, etc.) as well as copies of
each patent in its entirety in a PDF format.
should I buy your Patent CD when I can get the Patents for Free at the
||The patents in this collection are from the
US Patent and Trademark Office image database and are considered Public
Domain. The purchase price pays for the search, collection, file
conversion, packaging and distribution of the information as well as the
creation of value-added content such as the linked index and
instructions. We have spent the time and effort in finding Lots of
patents and putting them on 1 CD, with an index for your easy
browsing. You can spend hours just reading the documents and learning
about your favorite topic!
don't see my interest listed, can you make a Patent CD for me?
you own specialized CD on a topic of your choice!!!
me with your request, providing as much detail as possible for
pricing and details.
do I need to run your Patent CD?
||The hyperlinked indices use Microsoft Explorer
4.0 or its equivalent Web Browser, whereas, the PDF files need Adobe
Acrobat Reader v 3.0 or higher.
have a MAC will your Patent CD work?
||Yes, however, some customers have had some
issues with the PDF files opening inside the browser window. Apparently it
is an Adobe/Microsoft problem and only affects a small percentage of MAC
this Patent CD a "Patent Search"?
|| No, this Patent CD collections are
informative and useful to gain knowledge about subject matter at hand, but
should not be considered a patent search. A patent search
involves understanding one's invention and comparing it to the patents
& literature which already exist. Obviously, this step is missing from
the CD. A patent search is more than just a collection of patents
and should be done by a licensed patent attorney or agent.
have this Gadget and I have no Idea what it is or what it does but
it has a patent number on it, can you help me?
||Yes! We can do whatzit? searches. The Patent
will explain all about your gadget and give you more information that you
What better way to supplement the authenticity of your
object than by a copy of the US patent?? email me for info at: firstname.lastname@example.org
is the Difference Between Design and Utility Patent?
||In general terms, a “utility patent”
protects the way an article is used and works (35 U.S.C. 101), while a
“design patent” protects the way an article looks (35 U.S.C. 171).
Both design and utility patents may be obtained on an article if invention
resides both in its utility and ornamental appearance. While utility and
design patents afford legally separate protection, the utility and ornamentally
of an article are not easily separable. Articles of manufacture may
possess both functional and ornamental characteristics.
are the elements of a Design Patent?
||(1) A Cover Page
(2) Description of the figures) of the drawing;
(4) A single claim;
(5) Drawings or photographs
are the elements of a Utility Patent?
||(1) A Cover Page
(2) Drawings or photographs;
(3) The Specification, including detailed descriptions of the figures and
(4) At least one claim
you ship internationally?
||Yes-Please click on GLOBAL shipping to Add
International Shipping to your order.
|I am uncomfortable
ordering on the web, can I mail you an order?
||Yes. You may order any of our CDs via postal
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