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All That You Want to Know About Patents and USPTO

US Patent and Trademark OfficeThe US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the agency that issues patents to inventors and businesses, issues trademark registration for product, and identifies intellectual property in the United States.

If you are searching for information on patents and intellectual property rights, look no further than this guide. A series of in-depth and engaging articles provide you with all that you want to know about these issues and more. Read for instance, how to patent inventions, what patents protect, difference between a patent and a copyright, the lifecycle of a patent and much more. The articles are updated frequently to incorporate the latest development, and the comments section at the end of the page allows engaging the author, editor, and a vibrant community of subject experts and enthusiasts.

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Do You Really Need a Patent?

The purpose of a patent is to protect your invention from intellectual property theft. Patents are necessary and work to keep your creation safe. So is a patent absolutely necessary?...

Have Patience When Seeking Out a Patent

Getting a patent through the approval process takes diligence, patience and time, often years. Here, you'll learn why it takes a little patience to complete this process and important...

How to Prevent Imitators From Copying your Recipe

Recipes are usually copyrighted rather than patented, but nothing prevents one from patenting a recipe. Patent laws are, however, complex, and filing for patents at the U.S. Patents...

How to Sell a Trademark

Many people confuse selling a trademark with selling an idea or a name, in the same way that Internet domain names are often registered speculatively and then sold. With trademarks...

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    Do You Really Need a Patent?

    The purpose of a patent is to protect your invention from intellectual property theft. Patents are necessary and work to keep your creation safe. So is a patent absolutely necessary? If you want to...

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    How to Perform a Patent Search

    You can't file for a patent if someone else already owns it, thus, you have to perform a search to prove that your work is original. Often, you have to hire an attorney to do this for you, but you...

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    Have Patience When Seeking Out a Patent

    Getting a patent through the approval process takes diligence, patience and time, often years. Here, you'll learn why it takes a little patience to complete this process and important tips on first...

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    Have a Creation? How to Get a Patent for Your Brilliant Invention

    Do you have a creation you’re ready to patent? It’ll take a while, but you can do it! This guide takes a look at the process you need to go through in order to get a patent on an invention...

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    How to Sell a Trademark

    Many people confuse selling a trademark with selling an idea or a name, in the same way that Internet domain names are often registered speculatively and then sold. With trademarks, what is being sold...

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How to Perform a Patent Search

You can't file for a patent if someone else already owns it, thus, you have to perform a search to prove that your work is original. Often, you have to hire an attorney to do this...

Have a Creation? How to Get a Patent for Your Brilliant Invention

Do you have a creation you’re ready to patent? It’ll take a while, but you can do it! This guide takes a look at the process you need to go through in order to get...