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Patent Process: Increasing Protection From The Moment You File

Patent Process: Increasing Protection From The Moment You File

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While a patent may take several years to issue, you get increasing protection from the moment you file. The initial 18-24 month waiting period is only to start the process of the government’s examination. It takes an additional 6-12 months to get the patent issued. You don’t want to sue someone who infringes on the patent right away.

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Patent Attorney Explains How to File a Patent

Patent Attorney Explains How to File a Patent

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When you file a patent the right way, you protect your valuable invention, but filing it the wrong way can mean losing its benefits. Russ Weinzimmer explains the right way to handle patentability searches, prior art improvements, what goes into filing a patent application, the examination process, and asserting your patent rights.

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Patenting Your Invention: What Are The Benefits?

Patenting Your Invention: What Are The Benefits?

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The benefits of a patent are that it provides credibility, legitimacy, and exclusivity. It helps to market to consumers, investors, and lenders who know that a patent confers a business advantage. The patent holder is more likely to obtain investment funds, loans, or grants, because there’s something in which to invest, an asset created by the patent.

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Patent Attorneys: Why Having Business Experience Really Matters

Patent Attorneys: Why Having Business Experience Really Matters

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A patent is primarily a business tool – so hiring a patent lawyer with business experience can be a valuable asset. Most patents are not litigated, so the key value of a patent is its business value. It takes a lot of technical and legal skill to draft a good patent, but business insight can substantially improve the value and effectiveness of a patent.

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Patent Attorneys: Why Some Patent Law Firms Understand Your Situation Better

Patent Attorneys: Why Some Patent Law Firms Understand Your Situation Better

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Many Patent Law Firms cater to corporate clients, so when individuals or small companies approach them, they don’t really get good attention. Invention Marketing Companies put the cart before the horse by marketing the invention before protecting it. Then as the inventor approaches the deadline to get a patent, they have run out of money or optimism.

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Patent Lawyers: How to Choose the Right Patent Attorney

Patent Lawyers: How to Choose the Right Patent Attorney

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Learning how to write a patent application takes years of working as an apprentice with experienced patent lawyers and requires legal and technical knowledge, plus the ability to explain all of that in a clear, concise manner that can withstand attack from some of the smartest patent attorneys in the country if the patent becomes litigated.

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