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 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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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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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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How to Protect Your Intellectual Property

Learn how to protect your intellectual property rights—from copyrights to patents.

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Intellectual Property Assignment: What It Is and How to Make One

Just as with buying and selling physical property, transferring the ownership of intellectual property is an important part of doing business.…

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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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Can You Patent an Idea?

Under U.S. law, you cannot patent an idea. Understanding how the law differentiates ideas from inventions is a great way to learn some of the core…

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Patent Office Action: What is it and How Do I Respond?

It’s not uncommon to get an Office action when you apply for a patent. What is an Office action? How should you respond? Find out more about what…

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Responding to a Patent Office Action

Getting an Office Action doesn’t always mean your patent application has been denied. Find out more about Office actions and how to respond to them.

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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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