Can you patent an idea?

Under U.S. law, you cannot patent an idea. Understanding how the law differentiates ideas from inventions is a great way to learn some of the core tenants of patent law.

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Joe Runge graduated from the University of Iowa with a Juris doctorate and a master of science in molecular evolution...

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