Patents

Is the Accelerated Patent Process Right for You?

For those innovators who might not be able to hold out for a two year patent process, the government offers an accelerated patent process.  As of August 2006 the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has offered potential patent...

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Patent Statistics

In this article, we share helpful patent statistics from The US Patent Office. The US Patent Office was officially established in 1790, by Article One: Section Eight of the US Constitution. The Establishment of the USPTO was to “promote the progress...

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Top 10 Patent Sales of 2012

The team at IdeaBuyer.com has compiled the top 10 patent sales of 2012. These sales add up to a grand total of over $20,000,000,000. The patents these technologies protect are often key strategic acquisitions by the purchasers. This year, a...

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Intellectual Property 2

Do you have any intellectual property? And, if you do how much is it worth?  Most of us have ideas or at least thoughts about how we might do something either differently from how it’s done today or how we...

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How Much Is A Patent Worth?

How much is a patent worth? What is the value of the idea or invention covered by the patent? One way to think about the value of the patent is by considering the intrinsic or underlying value of the product...

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Patent Trolls

Have you heard of patent trolls? No, it’s not a new animated movie character but rather a real class of businesses and individuals who use today’s patent laws and systems to aggressively acquire significant patents in software, computer and technology...

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Types of Patents

There were close to 800,000 patents granted last year around the world, according to the latest government agencies that track the statistics and information about these patents.  The top categories were computer technology, electrical machinery and equipment and telecommunications.  And,...

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What Is A Patent?

How good are your ideas and inventions? Can someone else do the same thing? The principle behind a patent is to protect your rights to make, use or sell what you have created or invented. Without that protection or patent,...

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Patent Definition

Patent Definition What is a patent and what will one do for me? Patents have a long history and are designed to protect the rights of inventors, new product creators and innovators. Basically a patent can be defined as “a...

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Information on Patents

There are many misconceptions about what a patent is and is not. Many believe that patents can “protect an idea” in the sense of preventing people from acting on a concept you thought of. Others believe that mailing yourself notes...

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