A Storyline or Plot Patent
application seeks to claim a new and nonobvious fictional plot or
storyline. Knight and Associates is the first patent
prosecution firm to attempt to obtain patent protection (U.S.
patents) on a fictional plot or storyline, as may be incorporated
in a movie, motion picture, book, novel, novella, short story,
television show, play, commercial, advertisement, or any other
fictional account. Storyline patents may include movie
patents, motion picture patents, book patents, novel patents,
entertainment patents, fiction patents, and so forth.
Nothing in this website is to
be deemed legal advice. This website is an advertisement
intending to promote services of a Registered Patent Agent,
including patent application drafting and prosecution, and
counseling in patent application drafting and prosecution.
Specifically, this website promotes services related to
“storyline” or “plot” patents, which have not, to the author’s
knowledge, been explicitly approved by the U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office or any court of competent jurisdiction. Rather,
the author believes that such subject matter is within the scope
of 35 U.S.C. §101, as interpreted by binding precedent. While the
author articulates reasons that such subject matter may ultimately
be deemed statutory subject matter, the author warns that all
patent applications resulting from services offered herein may be
rejected as non-statutory.