Patents

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

How the New Patent Law May Affect Businesses

The America Invents Act has given independent inventors a reason to speed up their process and get to the USPTO with an application sooner. In the…

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How to Get a Patent Fast

If you need a patent fast, there are a few options. Find out more about how to get your patent quickly, what makes a good application for a patent,…

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How do you know if a patent already exists?

Your invention has to bring something new and unique to the table, or it can’t get a patent. The patent process begins by searching for similar…

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Intellectual Property Tips for E-tailers

With nearly $200 billion in reported sales in 2011, e-commerce sales are expected to continue to grow over the next several years. In 2012, e-…

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Registering Green Trademarks

While the USPTO is actively encouraging the development of “green” technology, green trademark and patent seekers should be well-informed going into…

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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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Understanding Your Design Patent

If you have created a unique design, but you're not sure how having a design patent can benefit you, it's time for you to learn.

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5 Steps to Speed Up the Patent Process

Here are five practical steps to use your time wisely and get the best patent you can as quickly as possible.

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The Patent Application Process

When it comes to a patent application, there are some parts that you have to do yourself and there are some parts that you should get help with. To…

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How to File a Design Patent

Design patents protect the look of an object, such as a distinctive shape or color. Find out how to file a design patent, how they differ from other…

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