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.Read More Non-Disclosure Agreements
In simplest terms, what can be patented is 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.Read More What can Be Patented
If the idea is patent eligible subject matter, useful, novel, non-obvious, and a complete and proper patent application is filed and allowed; then, yes, you can patent an idea for an invention without having the actual invention.Read More Can You Patent an Idea?
What is a Patent Troll? Since George Washington created the first patent laws in the United States, Americans have been encouraged to innovate and promote technological developments. However, there are people and/or companies that attempt to abuse the patent legal system, called patent trolls. “Patent sharks” or “patent pirates” are other names for patent trolls […]Read More Patent Trolls
A patent (utility, plant, or design) 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.Read More What is a Patent?
Patenting Costs article: How much does it cost to get a patent? $5-8k total (US Patent issued), depending on what kind (plant, design or utility), how complex, and in which countries patent protection is sought.Read More Patent Costs
The term patent pending legally means a product or activity has an open patent application on file with the patent office. Filing an application for patent protection makes an invention “Patent Pending.”Read More What does Patent Pending mean?
The basics on how to start and conduct a prior art or patent search to find out if an invention is novel and non-obvious. By Carson Patents, USPTO Registered Patent Attorney, Gregory Carson.Read More How to do a Patent Search