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Main Patent Steps

There are several steps that are involved with how to get a patent. The first step is to start with an original idea for some type of design, device, or new invention. The second step is to create a drawing of make the invention is

Developing Your Idea

Before getting patent drawings find a qualified engineer or design professional to develop your idea. Get a guarantee of confidentiality and statement of disclosure agreement signed with the designer. Often a patent is issued and then the patent holder finds that to produce the item

Invention Prototypes: A Design for Success!

The prototype is the important first step for those who have their own idea for an invention. The prototype helps to take the idea from paper and turn it into a palpable form. Those who are going to create a prototype need to make sure

Get Your Idea or Product Patent Protected

Getting a new invention onto the market can take years, especially if it requires extensive development. The process begins with defining and documenting the invention. Next, it’s important to realistically research both the competition as well as suitable markets for the product. A patent attorney

International Patent Registration

Patent-pending inventions in the Patent Institute in US, is protected only within the borders of US. If it is desired to protect the invention outside the borders of US, the country or region where protection is claimed in the patent application should be done. Foreign

The Impact of Software patents

Software patents have allowed the very products that people love and need to be developed, from mobile banking to safety technology in automobiles to life-saving medical devices. There will be less opportunity for a small company to compete with a large company. Large companies have

What is Patentable

The first step on the road to obtaining a patent is determining whether the subject matter of your invention patentable? Generally, the subject matter of your patent must be a process, machine, composition of matter or manufacture. Process includes methods or procedures such as a

Common Trademark and Patent Basic Information

Why Should You Register Your Trademark or Patent? A trademark and patent is a form of intellectual property that needs to be properly protected in order to deflect legal ownership claims. By registering a trademark and patent, unrelated parties may be prevented from using or

Intellectual Property “IP” Litigation

Intellectual Property (IP) rights are abstract and often difficult for laypersons, judges, and/or attorneys to understand. Many attorneys have a difficult time understanding how copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade dress and/or trade secrets lawsuits should be litigated. Making sure that you understand the technology behind the

The Importance of Intellectual Property in the Industry

For manufacturers in this industry today, protection of new ideas and innovations by way of patents, copyrights and trademarks (collectively, “intellectual property,” or “IP”) is critical for survival. Smaller companies, in particular, must protect their new ideas and innovations to increase their financial worth and,