Deepak Malhotra - Inventor and US Patent Attorney

Are you looking for a partner to help protect your ideas? Let me introduce myself. I am Deepak Malhotra. I have over 20 years experience in patent preparation and prosecution, and have successfully prosecuted hundreds of patent applications to allowance. Importantly, I am dedicated to strong customer service. That’s not something you experience much in the legal world – but I believe you deserve timeliness as well as quality.

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US Patent OfficeIn the language of the statute, any person who "invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvements thereof, may obtain a patent," subject to the conditions and requirements of the law. These classes of subject matter taken together include practically everything made by man and the processes for making them.
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US Patent TrademarkAccording to the Supreme Court, the machine-or-transformation test is a useful and important clue for determining whether some claimed inventions are processes under section 101. But the machine-or-transformation test is not the sole test for deciding whether an invention is a patent-eligible "process." It is true that patents for inventions that did not satisfy the machine-or-transformation test were rarely granted in earlier eras, especially in the Industrial Age, but times change.
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Trademark logoThe primary function of a trademark is to indicate origin. However, trademarks also serve to guarantee the quality of the goods or services and, through advertising, serve to create and maintain demand. Rights in a trademark are acquired by use or applying for a federal trademark registration before use.
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Software patentsThere is no doubt that software can be protected by patent law. Patents provide strong protection in that they prevent against independent invention, and against reverse engineering.

Software patent applications are typically more complex than patent applications covering mechanical inventions, and are therefore more expensive to prepare. If desired, the actual computer code can be included in the application, or appended as a microfilm. The more information that is included, the more likely the application will be valid, but more trade secrets will be lost.&
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USPTO Patent Cover Sheet

USPTO Trademark Cover Sheet