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Week 2 Discussion: What Can Be Patented?
For this discussion, we will be
focusing on the product depicted below. You will review the product in light of
this week’s readings and determine if it is an item that is patentable or not. Place
yourself in the shoes of a business that focuses on producing consumer products
for the global marketplace. Specifically, consider the following:
Does this product provide a solution to a
Would this item be unique to the marketplace?
Are there competing products in the market?
Can this product be easily and affordably
manufactured or produced?
Are there other considerations that make this
product viable or not viable for patent protection and marketability?
After answering these questions for
this product declare whether or not you would pursue a patent for this product
and why or why not? Describe your decision-making process and relevant factors
that guided your decision taking into consideration the readings form this week
and last week. In your two responses to your peers, respond to your peer’s analysis, and discuss
what if anything they concluded that was different than what you concluded as
well as what was similar. Follow up with your own post regarding the same.
Initial discussion board posts are
due by Wednesday at 11:59P EST.
Two further reply posts are due by
Sunday at 11:59 PM EST
Content and Relevancy of Initial
Expresses opinions and ideas in
a clear manner with obvious connection to topic. Facilitates class
discussion. Utilizes course materials and outside sources that are relevant
to the discussionÃÂ¾ uses APA styled citations.
States opinions and ideas
clearly. Ideas are well organized and facilitate discussion. Post addresses
the given topic. Utilizes course materials that are relevant to the
discussionÃÂ¾ uses APA styled citations.
Somewhat short in length,
offering no further insight into the topic. Unclear connection to topic
evidenced by minimal expression of opinions or ideas. May not cite sources
with APA citations.
Short or irrelevant remarks.
Does not express opinions or ideas clearly. Post does not relate to the
Fully engages in the discussion.
Presents two or more relevant responses that further class discussion by
offering insightful comments or questions. These responses have the
potential to motivate others to continue the discussion.
Engages in the discussion.
Presents at least two relevant responses that further the class discussion.
Minimal engagement in the class
discussion. There is only one relevant response which contributes to the
Does not engage in-class
discussion as it develops. Responses are so poorly constructed that they
contribute little or nothing to the discussion.
Conventions of Writing
Utilizes correct grammar and
Utilizes poor spelling and
grammarÃÂ¾ writing appears hastily composed with little to no proofreading.
Submitted posts by the posted
Did not submit the initial post
by the posted due date, but the initial post was submitted within the
Total Points: 10.0
Handbook What Can Be Patented
The first step in securing a patent to protect an invention
or creative work is to determine if an item is patentable. This means not only
determining if the item is worthy of the time and effort necessary to securing
a patent for it but also that the item
is sufficiently unique to be able to secure patent protection if requested.
On the discussion board this week you examined a potential
product and made a patent determination about it regarding whether or not a
patent should be sought for protection for that particular item. After reading
though the learning materials presented in this course so far and going though
the discussion exercise this week on how to make the decision to pursue a
patent or not on a particular produce write a response that is 1,000 to 1,500
words in length that describes the considerations and process that should be
used to make the decision about seeking a patent or not on an item. Your job in
this assignment is to step into the shoes of a patent engineer manager and
consider what advice you would give to a patent engineer that you supervised
about how to evaluate products for patent consideration. Additionally, Describe the step
by step procedure for obtaining a patent and how to identify patentable
inventions. Describe the procedures and actions key parties in the patent claim
writing and filing process should take to ensure that the patent will survive
challenge and judicial scrutiny in the future.
2 Written Assignment Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Handbook What Can Be Patented
INTRODUCTION / CONCLUSION
The introduction provides
sufficient background on the topic and previews major points. The conclusion
is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews the major points.
Paragraph transitions are present
and logical, and flow is maintained throughout the paper. Sentences are
complete, clear, and concise. Sentence transitions are present and maintain
the flow of thought. Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.
Spelling and word usage are correct. The font type should be professional and
readable. There should be font consistency. Formatting should not distract
from document content.
All key elements of the assignment
are covered in a substantive way. Discussions of topics outlined in the
project are stated clearly, are supported by specific details (examples or
analysis), and are organized logically. The paper links theory to relevant
examples of current experience and industry practice and uses the vocabulary
of the theory correctly.
You provide clear guidance
regarding what type of items and ideas can be patented and how a patent
should be structured. You provide a step by step process for how to obtain a
patent and how to determine if an invention or idea is patentable or not. In
particular you clearly describe the key decisions and actions that the
relevant parties should take in the patent claim writing and filing process
to ensure that any patent protection that is pursued will survive challenge
and judicial scrutiny in the future.