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What Is the Difference Between Patent Attorneys & Patent Agents?
by Uppsala9496 in Legal
Are you an inventor who wants to patent a new tool, manufactured product or a business method? Both patent attorneys and patent agents are thoroughly knowledgeable about the art of successfully drafting and filing patent applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Both attorneys and agents perform essentially the same function with respect to ensuring that an inventor's patent

How to Patent a Product When a Similar Patent Exists
by goffi in Business
Patents protect very specific aspects of a product, and you will not be able to patent anything that exhibits or performs any of the protected characteristics of another patent-protected invention. You can, however, patent something similar, though you may have to hire a lawyer to help write the patent application in a way that does not overlap with any existing patent.Difficulty:ChallengingInstru

European Patent and U.S. Patent Differences
by Creig in Legal
If you are seeking to have your intellectual property protected in the United States and Europe, it is vital to know there are marked differences between the two patent systems. Depending on the type of intellectual property you want to protect, how covered you are --- and in some cases whether you can be covered at all --- will vary based on which system you are dealing with. First to Invent v

How to Get a Patent on the Improvement of an Existing Patent
by akr in Legal
Perhaps you've written additional code that works with an existing software program. Or you've added a feature to a kitchen tool, such as attaching a magnet to a cooking mitt. Regardless of what improvement you've created, you've made an existing technology better. Some of these improvements can be patented---even if they're based on an invention that is already protected.Difficulty:ChallengingIns

Product Patent Vs. Process Patent
by DaleS in Legal
A patent grants intellectual property rights for manufacturing, marketing and selling a product. An inventor, or the company he works for, can obtain a patent from the government via the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Product PatentA product patent provides benefits to an inventor of a tangible object. For example, if a person creates a new computer chip, computer companies that use that chi

Does License of Patent Application Imply License of Patent?
by Mcad in Legal
Just like the owner of a patent, a patent applicant can also transfer rights to an invention through a license. A license of a pending patent application gives the licensee rights to use the invention without liability for patent infringement if the inventor later receives a patent. However, a license of a pending patent application does not imply a license of a patent because the invention has no

How to Patent a TV
by tanknique in Legal
If you have taken the time to invent something, such as a unique television, then you will undoubtedly want the credit for your work. That is, you would not want anybody else to build the same thing and pretend that they were the ones who invented it. To protect against this issue, you can patent your work with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.Difficulty:Moderately ChallengingInstruct
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How to Take Out a Patent
by highland145 in Legal
If you want to protect an invention, your safest bet is to get a patent. It's a lengthy, involved and expensive process, but when you come out the other end, you'll have won exclusive rights to your particular idea or invention for 20 years.
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How to Patent Something in WI
by nonkelhans in Legal
Patenting is a way of safeguarding your invention against potential competitors. This is done at a national level at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. However, there is a local element to the process, in that the Patent Office recommends hiring a registered patent attorney. Getting a local attorney will allow you to meet with him and discuss ideas face-to-face. Your idea will be patented eithe
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US Patent Act
by Tmf in Legal
The first U.S. Patent Act was established in 1790 during the time period of the Thirteen Colonies. The original act was replaced in 1793 with more detailed explanations. The U.S. Patent Act of 1952 created the structure that is currently in use. History of the PatentThe idea of a patent is believed to have begun in Italy in the 1400s. Patentshub.com explains that the first U.S. patent was given
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