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 can be Patented

What kind of Inventions can be Patented? What can be patented? In simplest terms, any invention that is a useful, new, and non-obvious action, thing, or product which is not an abstract idea, law of nature, or natural phenomenon can be patented. Actions are processes and methods. Things or products are machines, manufactures, and compositions …

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What Does Infringement Mean?

Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Infringement What does infringement mean? Infringement is a violation (encroachment or trespass) of a right or privilege (law, regulation, contract). In the world of intellectual property (patents, trademarks, and copyrights) infringement of rights is making, using, and selling a protected invention or registered mark or copyright without permission.  Even when it …

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What is a Patent?

What is a Patent? – What is a patent right? What is a patent? A patent is the legal right to control the making, using, and selling of a patented invention for a limited time. There are three patent types: utility, design, and plant patents. Also, there is technically no such thing as an international patent. Patents …

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Patent Costs

How Much Does it Cost to Patent an Invention? This article explains how much it costs to get a patent for an idea or invention. Patent costs are different for utility patents, plant patents, and design patents. A general utility invention estimate is $9000, total. Typically, a general design invention estimate is $5300, total. Lastly, …

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Patenting Software

Patenting Software Is software patentable? Software patenting is the same as patenting anything else. In addition, it can all be done online from the comfort of your home or workshop. The software patent application is the usual application. The complex nature of the requirements means you might want professional help. Only patent attorneys and agents …

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