Patents

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

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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Celebrity Inventors

You might be surprised to learn what some celebrities have invented in their spare time.

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How Lawyers Help File Patent Applications

A good patent attorney can make a complicated process easier.

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Do You Need a Patent? 4 Questions to Ask Yourself

Even if getting a patent is possible, there may be reasons why you wouldn't want to.

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Developing an IP Strategy

Protecting your invention, logo or creative work with a patent, trademark or copyright is important. But equally important is creating an IP strategy.

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The Reality of Protecting Your Company's Secrets

Patents are the building blocks of innovation. But there are a lot of things a patent can't do.

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How to Talk About Your Nonpatented Invention Without Having Your Idea Stolen

Until you've filed your application with the US Patent & Trademark Office, you should be extra careful about who you talk to and how you share…

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How to Protect Your Intellectual Property

Protecting your intellectual property may seem like a difficult challenge, but it doesn’t have to be.

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Beware the Patent Troll

Patent trolls make money by buying and attempting to enforce patents, but there are ways to protect yourself.

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Before Applying for a Patent: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself

Inventing is hard but knowing when to file your patent can be even harder. These 3 questions will help you decide when you are ready to file and when…

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