How much does it cost to patent an idea? It depends. There are two ways you can patent an idea:
Write and file your own patent application (the cheapest way) – total cost about $900 for most inventors to get an issued patent (USPTO fees only). Hire a registered patent attorney or patent agent to write […]
How to Patent an idea with a provisional patent application. Do you have a great idea and are worried someone will steal it or beat you to the marketplace? In many cases filing a provisional patent application should be your first step to protect your new invention, even before you tell your idea to friends […]
Who is better, a Patent Agent vs Patent Attorney? In many cases there is no winner as both patent agents and patent attorneys can handle most everything that is needed to write and file a patent with the US Patent Office (USPTO). For about 95% of all inventors choosing either a patent agent or a […]
What is a Provisional Patent Application?
So what is a provisional patent application that you have heard so much about? – A provisional patent application is a type of patent application which can be filed in the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). There are many types of patent applications which an inventor can use to […]
The typical Patent Process and Invention Timeline to Protect a New Idea and to patent a new idea should look something like this:
Of course each invention is different and there is no “one size fits all” or standard invention timeline […]
In the 1980’s, a high profile Supreme Court case (Diamond v. Chakrabarty) concluded that “anything under the sun made by man” should qualify for patent coverage in the United States. Since that time, we have seen a wide variety of patents being allowed including patents on genetically modified organisms, gene sequences, computer software, and even […]
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