We explain without a lot of jargon or mumbo-jumbo
We’ve put together this simplified guide to patents with as little legal jargon as possible, while including information that’s not commonly known or usually found in a single location.
These hypothetical examples are written in the context of obtaining a utility patent (described below) from the United States Patent and Trade Office, commonly referred to as the USPTO.
*A quick disclaimer: This information is NOT intended to provide enough detail to make a decision on whether to pursue a patent and it does not provide legal guidance. If you have questions or need legal assistance, we’re always glad to help or connect you with someone who can assist you.
To dive deeper into the world of patents, just click on the links below:
Glossary of Key Terms
Why Should I Pursue a Patent?
Should I Try To Get a Patent?
Should I Try To Get a Patent in Another Country?
Developing a Patent or a Patentable Idea
Ok, I am Ready. What Now?
Misconceptions About Patents
Patenting Resources and Methodology for Entrepreneurs
General Steps for Filing a Patent Application
How to Search Patents
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