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 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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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…

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Can You Patent Your Mobile App?

Protect your intellectual property by applying for a patent at the right time and with the right details about your unique app.

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What Are the Different Types of Patents?

An inventor who knows about patents and understands the best way to use them has a huge advantage in protecting their invention.

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Provisional vs. Non-Provisional Patent Application: What is the Difference?

Did you know you can file a provisional patent application to help you get more time to complete the patent process? Learn more about provisional…

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How Long Does a Patent Last?

To know how long your patent is going to last you have to know two things: what kind of patent you have and its earliest filing date. By…

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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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How Much Does a Patent Cost?

How much does it cost to get a patent? The answer can be different depending on why you want a patent and what you're patenting.

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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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Understanding the Patent Application Process

The patent application process can be confusing. Find out more about the different phases of the process and what you can do to prepare for each…

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