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Do You Have a Patentable Invention?

Contrary to popular belief, ideas, by themselves, cannot be patented. The idea is the first crucial step toward being able to obtain a patent on an invention.

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Can I License a Pending Patent Application?

Provisional patent applications allow you to relatively quickly achieve “patent pending” status for your invention without having to pay the higher cost typically involved with utility patent applications.

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What is an International PCT Patent Application?

The Patent Cooperation Treaty allows applicants to seek patent protection internationally for their inventions. Filing an international patent application is usually still more expensive than filing a national application directly in the U.S. so proper search and preparation is important before you file.

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What is the process for obtaining a U.S. Patent?

Obtaining a patent in the U.S. can be a very time-consuming and expensive process that typically involves several steps. Prior to filing a patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, it is best to first find out whether your invention has already been patented.

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What is Patent Marking?

Patent marking is the process of adding notices on your products to notify others that these products are either patented or that a patent application has been filed on these products.

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How to Patent an Idea

Patenting an idea involves a variety of different steps. A good patent lawyer will be able to help you understand whether or not your idea is worth patenting as an initial step.

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