How long does it take to obtain a patent?

If you have a new invention or product, you want to protect your intellectual property and ensure no one else can use your invention for financial gain. A patent can help you protect your idea and prevents others from making, using or selling a product like yours. A...

Understanding patent application fees

Filing a patent application in the United States requires detailed documentation. The applicant must also pay the required fees based on the type of patent, the number of claims and other factors. It’s important to review and understand the common fees associated with...

How does the patent process work?

Seeking a United States patent can be complex. Understanding the process and the fees before moving forward can help you avoid pitfalls.  Explore an overview before filing an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  Determine patentability  If a printed...