A patent is legal protection of an invention or design that stops others from copying and selling said invention. In other words, if you invent the next great at-home abdominal tightener that is unique and works in a different way than all the other ab machines on the market, a patent will protect your rights to your invention so that no one else can come out with the same thing and make money from it. These patent guides will help you understand the patent process and how to patent your unique inventions.