Patenting Your Invention: What Are The Benefits?

The benefits of a patent are that it provides credibility, legitimacy and exclusivity. A patent means that no one else has the invention. Russ Weinzimmer, a patent attorney whose practice works with individuals and small companies to help them protect their inventions and intellectual property, says that it gives you a marketing advantage and makes a product more desirable because patents imply that there’s something valuable there because it’s been protected.

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Patent Law Attorney Explains How to File A Patent

As with anything in life, there is a right way and a wrong way to do something. Filing a patent is no different. While filing it the right way protects your valuable invention, filing it the wrong way can mean losing its benefits. Our legal expert, a patent attorney whose practice caters to individuals and small companies, explains the right way to handle patentability searches, prior art improvements, what goes into filing a patent application and what it costs.

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What is involved in getting an invention patented?

Most of us have had an idea for a product at some point in our lives that we thought we might be able to patent. Unfortunately, that’s about as far as most of us ever got’ just thinking about it. But what if you do have an idea or invention that you’d like to take to the next level? If that’s the case, then you need to understand what’s involved in getting it patented.

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What does the term “patent pending” mean?

The terms “patent pending” and “patent applied for” are frequently used by a manufacturer to inform the public that an application for a patent on that article is on file. False use of “patent pending” and “patent applied for” is illegal and can result in a penalty.

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