When people come up with an invention, they typically also wonder how long it takes to get a patent. When they learn that it can take years on some occasions, they ask why. We discuss the reason below and provide various ways to speed up the process significantly. Why does it take so long to get a patent? A patent may take years to secure because the steps to secure the patent … [Read more...]
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Often, when inventors want to get a product out to market, they want to do it sooner than later. To quickly protect their invention, they will choose to file a provisional patent application in the interim. However, after they launch their product, they may learn about new features they want to include in their provisional patent application or in the product's next release. … [Read more...]
Do you have an idea and want to make money by selling the idea to someone else by filing a provisional patent application? You’re not alone, many people wonder about this. Truth is, it’s unlikely but there are better ways of selling an “idea.” Can you sell a provisional patent application? The quick answer is yes, it is possible. But it rarely happens. Selling a provisional … [Read more...]
Many people call me and tell me that they want to get a patent so that they sell it or license it to make money. If this is you, continue reading. So, can you make money by patenting and licensing your ideas? Yes, you can make money selling and licensing ideas. However, selling and licensing just an idea without more is difficult. You need something more to be … [Read more...]
The Patent Office gives inventors so many different options for filing a patent application that it confuses inventors. In this article, we will discuss the choice between a provisional patent application or a nonprovisional patent application. So, should you file a provisional or nonprovisional patent application? In general, if you need to delay patent costs, you should … [Read more...]
On June 19, 2018, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted its 10 millionth patent. Since the inception of the patent system and grant of the first patent, the rate of technological improvement has increased 25-fold as discussed below. The 10 millionth patent (i.e., U.S. Pat. No. 10,000,000) was for Coherent LADAR using Intra-pixel Quadrature Detection. … [Read more...]
On May 9, 2018, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released a proposed rule change regarding the future of claim construction during post grant proceedings at the USPTO. The press release indicated that all post grant proceedings such as the Inter Partes Review, Post Grant Review and Covered Business Methods will no longer use the “Broadest Reasonable … [Read more...]