Patents

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

Invention Submission Companies: Scams or Valuable Services?

Many inventors have turned to invention submission and idea promotion companies which promise service - they say they'll evaluate your invention,…

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Is it time to file a Provisional Application for Patent?

You may have heard that a provisional patent can help you protect your new invention but you don't quite understand how it works. So what do you need…

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How To Sell Your Patent

Finding a way profit from your patent can be tricky if you're not sure how to do it. But with a little business savvy and a touch of marketing sense…

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Trademark and Patent Scams: What to Watch Out For

"Guaranteed patent or your money back!" "Renew your trademark for half the government filing fees!" "Make millions with your invention!" Sound…

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What Are the Hidden Costs of Filing a Patent Application

Filing a patent can be expensive, but if you know where the hidden costs are, you can save time and money. Find out more about how to prepare for the…

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What Are the Parts of a Patent Application

There are lots of parts to the patent application, and each requires a lot of research, planning, and hard work to get right. Find out more about…

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Using a Utility Patent to Bring Your Food Innovations to the Marketplace

Does your food innovation qualify for patent protection? Here are some points to consider when deciding whether to apply for a utility patent for a…

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Design Patent vs. Utility Patent

A patent can provide powerful protection for your invention—but not all patents are created equal. Learn the difference between utility and design…

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Navigating Your Patent Assignment Application

Did you know you can transfer ownership in your patent even before it's issued? Find out why inventors may want or be required to assign their…

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Navigating Different Types of Patent Infringement

Do you have a patent and think someone is infringing on it? Or are you worried you may be infringing on someone else's patent? Read on to better…

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