Patents

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

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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Get the Most from Your Provisional Application for Patent

You've got an invention, but what an ordeal just to get it to “patent pending” status! The reality is, filing a provisional application for patent is…

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What are Patent Drawings?

Drawings are a critical part of the patent and usually the first and biggest step in drafting a patent. Find out more about patent drawings and their…

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What Does Patent Pending Mean?

The phrase patent pending gets used a lot, but what does it mean? Find out what it means to be pending a patent, how you are still protected while…

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Maximizing Your Patent Application

Creating an invention might seem like the final step in becoming anovernight success, but successfully filing for a patent can be a challenge. By…

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How to Get Patent Drawings

Draw them yourself or hire a professional: getting the best patent drawings requires a bit of both. Before a draftsmen pens the straight lines and…

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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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The Utility Patent: What Is It and What Does It Protect?

Utility patents are among the valuable assets in the world. Unlike other forms of intellectual property protection, they have numerous formal…

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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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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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