Here you can find the basics around patents, the patent process, how to register and apply for a patent, and more.
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THE FOUNDATION OF PATENT LAW Article I, Section 8, Clause 8 of the Constitution states: "The Congress shall have the Power . . . To promote the Progress . . . of useful Arts, by securing for limited... more
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Not every invention is patentable in the United States. First the invention must be of proper subject matter. Generally anything under the sun made by a person is proper subject for a patent. More... more
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Invention EUREKA!! You've invented the successor to sliced bread!! This will make your fortune -- if only you can protect it. Now what? This is a bifurcated, or two-part, step. Step 1A is to SHUT
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Identify date of invention You don't actually need your date of invention to file an application. That date will be very important if you are ever involved in litigation, so you may as well figure i
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There is no true infringement until there is an issued patent. Even if an application (provisional or non-provisional) has been filed and there is “patent pending” status, there can be no infringemen
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Have you "publicly" displayed your invention? Under U.S. patent law, you have ONE YEAR to file a patent application from the date that you first "publicly" disclose your invention. If you wait even
Posted by attorney Deepak Malhotra.
There are different types of intellectual property law. Patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets are the main types. Some products can be covered by multiple forms of intellectual property.... more
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