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What Can Be Patented and What Cannot?

It stands to reason that the most common question we’re asked at Goldstein Patent Law is: “Can this type of thing be patented?” The answer to that questions depends on whether your invention or product idea meets the three criteria for patentability that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) examiner looks at when […]

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Are There Simple and Cheap Alternatives to Patenting?

We all like short cuts. When it comes to a costly or time-consuming project, any short cut that saves time or money looks highly desirable. In fact, some of the best inventions arose out of this desire to make something simpler, easier, cheaper, or more convenient. But when it comes to securing legal rights to […]

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Can You Patent Software and Smart Phone/Tablet Applications?

Patenting software and apps is a step-by-step process The top three questions we hear about protecting software and smart phone/tablet applications are: “Can I actually get my app protected?” “When is the right time to seek protection?” “Is a copyright a better form of protection for software than a patent?” This article is intended to […]

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Special Patent Pricing For Individuals, Start-ups and Entrepreneurs

How much does it cost to get a Patent or Trademark? The truthful answer is “it depends” on a lot of different variables with the most important being what is the appropriate strategy and approach for your needs, wants and goals. This may not be what you want to hear but it is the truth. […]

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Before You Start a Patent Project

Getting a patent is a process. In this introductory video, in this 6 part series, patent attorney Richard Goldstein addresses the patent process for individual inventors with ideas, and outlines the different kinds of patent protection that are available. Forms of protection and which one may be right for your idea So, you had this […]

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Two Criteria for Patentability

Before your idea or invention can be eligible for a patent, it must meet two important criteria. In this second video, in this 6 part series, Rich discusses these criteria and how to determine if a patent is appropriate for you. The kinds of things the USPTO will patent The two most important criteria that […]

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Is Your Idea Novel and Non-Obvious?

You already know that to patent something, it needs to be different. But how different does it have to be to qualify for a patent? In this third video, Rich discusses the basic criteria for patentability. How different does your idea need to be make it patentable? Under the patent law, there are two different […]

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Finding the Best Prior Art

Is your idea already “out there”? What is the best way to find out if what you have has already been patented, or how different it is from things that have been patented before? In this fourth video, Rich explains how and where to find the best prior art. Tracking down the prior art that […]

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The Patent Process

Once you know that you are ready to apply for a patent, what is the process for obtaining a Utility Patent? In this fifth video, Rich describes in detail the steps from filing the application to the granting of the patent, and what happens if the application is rejected. The road to securing IP rights […]

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Common Questions Prior to Working with Us

What concerns about patenting do most of our clients have in common? In this last video, Rich addresses the most common concerns our clients have expressed to us about the patent process.   Find out if it’s a match for us to work together We have found that many of our clients have similar concerns […]

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