Patent Bingo!

A game for those that are applying for a patent

How to play:

Visit Patent Bingo and print one copy of this game card for each player, refreshing the page before each print, or have the players print their own bingo cards. These instructions will not be printed. You can also select an embeddable card only version of the game or a multiple card version of the game when playing on line, or with a smart phone.

Click/Mark each block when you see or hear these words and phrases. When you get five blocks horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, stand up and shout "Patent Granted!". Or play as a drinking game and for every block you mark off, take a sip, and finish your drink each time you get five blocks in a row.

Provisional Patent ApplicationOutside CouncilReasonable ScopeUSPTOInvention
Patent SearchNarrow ClaimsOffice ActionsNon-Provisional PatentPatent Strategy
System ClaimClaimPATENT BINGO
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Prior ArtApprove Filing
File the PatentDetail and DefensePatent LawAlgorithmBuild Defense
Doctrine of EquivalentsElementInventorCommercial ValueAbandon

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