A patent is a property right, an intellectual property right, the exclusive right to control the making, using, or selling your invention. This tag is connected to articles that have content related to patents.

What Is A Provisional Patent Application?

A provisional patent application is temporary placeholder for a later filed non provisional (regular) patent application. Provisional patent applications are not examined, and expire after 12 months (1 year). These temporary patent applications only serve to claim a filing date for the contents.

Take Down Notice

A take down notice is a tool used to protect intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, and copyrights). It is the procedure for requesting an internet service provider remove or disable access to illegal content uploaded without the permission of the original content creator.

Do you need a patent?

If your invention can be protected with trade secret(s), then you do not likely need a patent.
If your invention is patentable, and you want to stop others from making and selling your product, then you likely do need a patent.

How Long does it take to get a Patent?

According to the USPTO, it takes about 22 to 30 months to get patent prosecuted and issued. The current USPTO average wait time is 24 months. In other words, it usually takes 2 or more years from the time a non-provisional patent application is filed to get a patent issued.

Maintain a Successful Inventor’s Notebook

An inventor’s notebook or inventor’s journal is a log book used to track the progress of an invention, along with any new ideas that may arise in the process. If properly kept and organized, this can be an important piece of documentation when supporting a legal claim to the inventions described therein.

What is Reduction to Practice?

When it comes to patents, in simple terms, reduction to practice is making the invention. In other words, it is reducing the invention into a tangible form or taking the invention from thoughts and making it so that it can be used.

How to do Independent Legal Research

It is possible to conduct independent legal research and find accurate information on whatever your topic may be. This article contains a step-by-step guide that is aimed to help you conduct this research in a manner that is efficient, organized, and correct.

Non-Disclosure Agreements

A non-disclosure agreement, or an “NDA,” is a contracted agreement between private parties that certain information will remain confidential. NDA’s status as contracted agreements means that they are enforceable by law.