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What is a Patent?

The process of applying for a patent can be complex, and getting a patent attorney to assist you in your patent filing can make the process less intimidating. In this article, we’ve provided information that will help you understand how patents work to protect your intellectual property and how an intellectual property lawyer can help [...]

By |2022-06-10T03:48:19+00:00March 3rd, 2021|Patents|Comments Off on What is a Patent?

Just How Important is a Provisional Patent Application?

A patent is one form of intellectual property protection. In exchange for public disclosure of an invention, a patent provides an owner with the legal right to exclude others from making, using, selling, or offering to sell an invention for a limited period of years. There are three categories of patents: utility, design, and [...]

By |2022-12-12T11:08:23+00:00February 26th, 2021|Patents|Comments Off on Just How Important is a Provisional Patent Application?

Do’s and Don’ts of Provisional Patent Application

What goes into a patent application? What kinds of inventions are patentable? These questions cannot be answered easily, because patents can cover a lot of things. While quick patent research online may give definitions about patents, it cannot comprehensively explain all the necessary aspects of patent law and the application process followed by the [...]

By |2022-11-07T16:45:21+00:00January 20th, 2021|Patents|Comments Off on Do’s and Don’ts of Provisional Patent Application

Three Questions to Ask When Considering a Provisional Patent Application

Patent law is an important subject, but few know very much about it. There is a lot to know about how you can apply for and obtain your own patents. The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) accepts and examines all patent applications. There are three different kinds of patents: design patents, utility patents, [...]

By |2022-10-21T15:56:15+00:00November 28th, 2020|Patents|Comments Off on Three Questions to Ask When Considering a Provisional Patent Application

Why You Should File a PCT Application

A patent grants patent owners exclusive rights over their inventions for a limited time in exchange for public disclosure of the invention. Obtaining a patent will prevent others from making or selling what you invented, but a United States patent won’t protect your inventions internationally. Read on below to learn about patent protection in [...]

By |2023-01-04T15:28:49+00:00October 31st, 2020|Patents|Comments Off on Why You Should File a PCT Application

Provisional Patent Filing and Patent Search

Intellectual property represents an estimated 75% of a company’s valuation. With that in mind, the process for filing a patent application might be something you need to learn more about.  Patents grant an inventor a limited-term monopoly in their invention. They protect you from any competitor making, using, selling, or importing your invention. This [...]

By |2022-09-02T12:55:43+00:00October 14th, 2020|Patents|Comments Off on Provisional Patent Filing and Patent Search

Guide to Filing an Application for Provisional Patent

Independent inventors who want to pitch their creations to potential manufacturers risk having their ideas stolen. Getting these third parties to sign a nondisclosure agreement even before seeing the invention is highly unlikely. Fortunately, a device called the provisional patent application (PPA) has been authorized by Congress to help protect your intellectual property while [...]

By |2022-11-23T16:24:07+00:00August 7th, 2020|Patents|Comments Off on Guide to Filing an Application for Provisional Patent

Four Benefits of Filing A Provisional Patent Application

If you have an invention but you are not ready to file a regular application for a patent, there are multiple reasons why you should consider going through the Provisional Patent Application (PPA) process. The option of filing a provisional application began in 1994 when Congress passed a law allowing inventors the possibility to [...]

By |2022-11-21T08:02:51+00:00July 9th, 2020|Patents|Comments Off on Four Benefits of Filing A Provisional Patent Application

Protecting Your Intellectual Property with a Patent

In the past, the United States had a “first to invent” system when it comes to patent protection. In September of 2011, however, Congress passed the America Invents Act and switched to a “first to file” system. This is why it is paramount that you file a patent application in a timely manner to [...]

By |2023-01-04T13:42:22+00:00January 20th, 2020|Patents|Comments Off on Protecting Your Intellectual Property with a Patent

Patent Filing Mistakes to Avoid

While patents provide great protections for inventions, there are stringent requirements in the patent process that inventors must heed to ensure that they don’t compromise their patent application. What are some of the common pitfalls that patent applicants should be aware of? Publicly disclosing an invention before filing a patent application. Both US patent [...]

By |2023-01-04T13:22:25+00:00January 13th, 2020|Patents|Comments Off on Patent Filing Mistakes to Avoid
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