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How to Conduct a Patent Search Online

For an inventor, conducting a patent search is one of the most important steps in preparing to patent an invention. It is fundamental in determining the similarity of your idea to the ideas of past innovators and in ensuring you...

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Documenting New Ideas

Documenting new ideas is not just good practice. It may be absolutely critical if you intend on getting a patent and then enforcing it. This is because patent laws in the United States are based on the “first to invent...

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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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Information About the Patent Office

The United States Patent and Trademark Office is the governmental agency in charge of granting patents to inventors. As USPTO.gov states, For over 200 years, the basic role of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has remained the...

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How To File Patents

The way you file a patent is by filling out an application and submitting it to the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a fee. Of course, patent applications are not like job applications or credit card applications. This...

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Famous Inventions

Over seven million patents have been issued in the United States alone, but some inventions in history stand out from all the rest. This article will explore some of the world’s most famous inventions and the people responsible for them....

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Domain Trademarks

A frequent question among Internet entrepreneurs is “Can I trademark a domain name?” The answer is yes – in some cases. Generally, the rule is that you can trademark a domain name if it is original and not just a...

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Having Multiple Patents for Sale

One of the issues in regards to having multiple inventions that you’re working on at the same time is the all too familiar focus factor. When you try to move multiple inventions along at once you are spreading your time,...

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Featured Companies of the Month

This month’s featured companies are 3M, GE, and Johnson and Johnson. These companies continually display a commitment to innovation and new product development commercialization. To understand how these companies continually come up with revolutionary product ideas and commercialize technology it’s...

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How Intellectual Property Licensing Works and Related terms

Intellectual property rights are plainly assets. They have value, and they can be bought or sold. There are some differences, however, when comparing IPR to other types of assets. If you are a solicitor that does not regularly deal with...

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