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 […]
Whenever I speak with a new inventor, the first question they ask is “Is my idea patentable”? I usually tell them “I don’t know” because in order to truly answer that question I would have to do a patent search and even then I cannot be 100% certain as you never know what type […]
At least a few times each week I find myself talking people out of filing a patent. Here are the most common reasons why I don’t think a patent should be filed.
Unpatentable Subject Matter
Not every single invention or business idea can qualify for a patent. You may have the best idea in the […]
A common question I get is “Can I put more than one invention into my patent application?”. The short answer is “yes”. The more complex answer is “yes – but the patent examiner may ask you to split them out later”. When you file your patent application you have to pay the patent office a […]
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 […]
Introduction to Patent Claims
A patent has a lot of sections and text which may look overwhelming at first glance. Patents also have drawings and figures that may show many different parts of an invention or even show some related inventions. How do you know what the inventor actually has protection for with their […]
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