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Re: A preliminary provisional filing?
« Reply #15 on: Jun 25th, 2007, 10:10pm »
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on Jun 25th, 2007, 3:21pm, JimIvey wrote:

If you mean that the adequacy of the provisional application is insufficient to provide a meaningful priority date, I'm sure it happens all the time, but I have yet to see that adjudicated and I haven't experienced it.

 
Yes.  I was referring to this.  Regarding Isaac's post...I assume that is why some include a general broad claim in the provisional?  
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Re: A preliminary provisional filing?
« Reply #16 on: Dec 10th, 2007, 8:51am »
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I am offering a question here not to show how much I don't know but to clarify my puzzled curiousity, and to create a review of the subject, that may be beneficial, not only to myself but, to future readers.
 
My question regarding applying for a patent for a manuscript is;  
 
Does this have an advantage over a copyright or is it advisable to have both licenses applied for ?
 
Can you give an example of a manuscript subject that would be purposeful in the patent protection advantage context ?
 
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Re: A preliminary provisional filing?
« Reply #17 on: Dec 10th, 2007, 12:52pm »
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on Dec 10th, 2007, 8:51am, Jp wrote:

 
My question regarding applying for a patent for a manuscript is;  
 
Does this have an advantage over a copyright or is it advisable to have both licenses applied for ?

 
Depends...clarification is needed to give a definite answer.
 
Copyright and Patent law protect different things.  Patents protect new and useful (and "non obvious") product/service innovations.  In this context, copyright law protects original literary works (and possibly original artwork on the manuscript's cover, but that can be ignored for now).
 
If your manuscript described a patentable invention, only a patent could protect against others making, using, or selling the invention (but a patent would not protect against someone copying your manuscript).  Copyright law - for which protection is generally automatic though registration has useful benefits - would simply protect against others copying your manuscript.
 
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