How to file a patent

Before you can profit from your invention, there are several steps to take to get the right kind of protection you need. Find out how you file a patent application, whether you need a lawyer or can do it yourself, and what it means to have a patent pending.

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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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