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, the government switched to a “first to file” system. This is why it is paramount that you file a patent application in a timely manner to lend legal intellectual property protection for [...]

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Patent Filing Mistakes to Avoid

While patents provide the protection needed for innovation, there are some stringent requirements in the patent process that innovators must heed to ensure that they don’t compromise their patent application. What are some of the common pitfalls that invention patent applicants should be aware of? Publicly disclosing an innovation before they file a patent application. [...]

By |2020-01-13T12:14:50+00:00January 13th, 2020|Patents|Comments Off on Patent Filing Mistakes to Avoid

First to File Rule in Patent Filing

If you have an invention and you want to protect it in the United States, you need to get a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The patent is a form of intellectual property (IP) protection that gives the creator of an invention the exclusive legal right to market, sell, manufacture, and profit [...]

By |2020-01-04T07:27:59+00:00January 4th, 2020|Patents|Comments Off on First to File Rule in Patent Filing