Patent Tutorial

What Is A Patent?

What is patentable subject matter in the United States? If you apply for and are granted a patent in the United States, it is not valid elsewhere unless you also apply for patents in other countries. A US patent grants “the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling” the invention …

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What Is A Patent Search?

An overview of patent searching A patent search is a search of patents, patent applications and other publicly available documents, in order to identify those documents closest to the ideas and concepts of your proposed invention. These documents that existed before the filing of your proposed patent application are termed “prior art.” In the patent …

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