Patent Trolls

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 […]

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Patent Costs

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.

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What does Patentability mean?

First Stage The first evaluation is a determination whether or not an idea or invention is patent eligible subject matter. A process, a machine, a manufacture, or composition of matter can obtain a patent. In the U.S., there are four categories of patent eligible subject matter: Firstly, a process defines actions. An act, step, or […]

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