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Patent Process

Should I Assign My Patent to My Company?

Whether you already own a patent or are pursuing a patent for your big idea, one important consideration is whether to own the patent rights individually, to assign the patent rights to your company, or to create a company and then assign your patent rights to this newly formed company.  Should I Assign My Patent to My Company? Which option is best for yourself as the inventor and your patent will depend on the specific circumstances related to your patent.…
October 21, 2020
Patent Process

How to Display Patent Pending on a Website

Being able to claim “patent pending status” can be an important marking for your product or technology to display your intellectual property rights. There are some specific marking rules that you will need to follow, however, to claim this patent pending verbiage for your invention. In general, you must make a good faith effort that your invention has proper markings and done in a consistent manner.   How to Display Patent Pending on a Website It is important for you to…
October 21, 2020
Patent Process

What is a Patent Citation?

Patent citations can be important as you prepare patent applications to protect your intellectual property or if you are conducting research and want to glean information from patents.  What is a Patent Citation? A patent citation is any document cited by a patent applicant, patent examiner, or third party that relates to the content of a patent application. Truly any publicly available document can form the basis of a patent citation. Here are some typical types of patent citations: Existing…
October 21, 2020
Patent Process

What Is a Provisional Patent?

A provisional patent is actually a misnomer because a “provisional patent” does not exist.  Rather, you can file a provisional patent application in order to get patent priority for your product or invention.  The provisional patent application won’t be your official patent application that will be the basis to grant you patent approval.  Instead, it is a stepping stone that allows you to preserve the “filing date” for your patent while giving you some more time for additional research and…
October 14, 2020

If you've never patented anything before, watch these 6 short intro videos to learn exactly what you need to know about the patent process to protect your valuable idea.

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