Patents

Patents are critical for protecting inventions and designs. Learn how and when to file one, read success stories from fellow inventors, and more.

What Is a Patent, and How to Use It

A patent is a valuable right that helps you protect your unique invention. But it can be a pricy and time-consuming proposition. Learn the patent…

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How to Get a Patent in 5 Steps

Applying for a patent is a long and sometimes complex process, but the process can be broken down in these five steps. Find out how to get started…

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Patent Squatters: Is it possible to patent an invention that everyone's been using for years?

Can you patent a new product that stems from an old favorite?

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4 Questions to Ask a Patent Attorney

Find out how to get the most out of your attorney consultation.

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How Lawyers Help File Patent Applications

A good patent attorney can make a complicated process easier.

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Disabled Inventors: Necessity Is the Mother of Invention

Inventors are known to tackle problems they encounter in their everyday lives. For disabled inventors solving these problems can have a life-changing…

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Honoring George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver rose from slavery to become one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century.

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Patent Trolls and Their Impact

Imagine getting a letter demanding $25,000 in back licensing fees from the patent holder of a product you use to produce your own product. “Patent…

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Patent Pending: Knowing When It's Time to File a Provisional Patent

If you're ready to protect your invention even though it may not be ready for market, you should know about provisional patents. Here's the basics.

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Why You Should Patent Your Invention

Here are three reasons you'll want to consider patenting your invention, plus a few words of caution.

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