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Patent Process

What Happens When a Patent Expires?

By law, a patent will protect your intellectual property rights for only so long. After a certain number of years, your patent protection will expire. Most of the time, you won’t be able to extend your patent’s term and it will become part of the public domain.  Because this is an inevitable point in the life of all patents, you will want to take into consideration what happens when a patent expires and plan accordingly.  Why Does a Patent Expire?…
October 6, 2020
Patent Process

How Long Is a US Patent Good For?

Are you wondering how long is a US patent good for?  A patent’s term depends on the type of patent, but most patents are good for 20 years. The calculation depends on many factors, including the type of patent, whether regulatory approval is needed, and how long the United States Patent Office takes to approve the patent.  The Term of a Patent Depends on the Patent Type How long does a patent last? The first thing to consider is what…
October 6, 2020
Patent Process

Can You Patent an Algorithm?

Have you developed a new software code and are wondering if you can patent an algorithm? This is a common question with developers, as they often want to know if their algorithm can be protected under intellectual property law. Can You Patent an Algorithm? Unfortunately, Algorithms on their own cannot be patented because they are considered an “abstract idea.” However, you can patent the software process underlying your algorithm.  Algorithms in Today’s Information Age Artificial intelligence and machine learning developments…
October 6, 2020
Patent Process

Provisional vs Non Provisional Patent

In deciding whether to file a provisional vs patent application, it’s important to consider both your short term goals and long term strategy. That is, you might want to file a provisional first, and then file a non provisional (also known as a “utility patent application”) next. You’ll want to consider your current access to finances and the current state of your idea or invention in terms of both development and marketability. Provisional vs Non Provisional Patent A provisional patent…
October 2, 2020
Patent Process

5 Steps for How to Patent an Idea

Wondering how to patent an idea? It is often said that you cannot patent an idea, but you can patent an invention. This statement confuses many people that wonder: do I have an idea or an invention? The truth is most of the time what you consider an idea actually does qualify as invention. What does this mean for you? If your idea has structure to it, then it is more than a simple idea and probably qualifies as an…
October 2, 2020
Patent Process

Why You Need A Patent Attorney

Why should you use a patent attorney help you protect an idea? You're probably well aware of the fact that a patent is something that's important to obtain and you might have even visited the United States patent office website and seen something about what the patent process is.
June 17, 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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