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 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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What Is a Patent, and How to Use It

A patent is an exclusive right that prevents anyone else from using your invention for a set period of time. Learn more about patents here.

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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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4 Questions to Ask a Patent Attorney

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

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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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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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How Lawyers Help File Patent Applications

A good patent attorney can make a complicated process easier.

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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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What Can You Patent

Not every idea you have can be protected with a patent. The United States Patent and Trademark Office has strict rules for what can be patented. Find…

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