Utility patents

utility patents

Utility patents are the best way to protect most inventions. But to get one, you have to convince a USPTO examiner that your … Read more

Provisional patent applications

provisional patent applications

Provisional patents, when correctly used, can be used to both quickly and inexpensively attempt to establish that an inventor was first to file. But there can be downsides to taking shortcuts here.

International patents

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The International patent process can start with just a provisional patent, but you must do further steps within 12 months, and more steps by 30 months.