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 requirements and can be very expensive to get. For new inventors, pursuing a utility patent can be daunting. If, however, you take it one step at a time, you too can receive an issued patent for your invention.

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Joe Runge, Esq.

by Joe Runge, Esq.

Joe Runge graduated from the University of Iowa with a Juris doctorate and a master of science in molecular evolution...

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Updated on: March 17, 2023 · 4min read


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