WHAT IS A PATENT?

Introduction What is a patent?  Simply stated, a patent is the exclusive right to prevent others from making, using or selling the invention or things made using the invention. Surprising?  See the following discussion. Discussion Technically, a patent does NOT give you the right to make use or sell the products of your invention since…

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Who is the Inventor?

Introduction Often, participants in a startup venture wish to confirm the “ownership” or participation status be seeking to be named in a patent application as an inventor of the patent.  These participants may be making valuable contributions to the venture, but they may not have technical backgrounds and have not contributed to the inception or creation…

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Monetizing Your Idea

Introduction Good ideas can have great value.  However monetizing your idea by transforming into property that can be sold or licensed is problematic.  It will be appreciated that sales and licensing of patents are the common ways to document valuable ideas that can be transform into cash.  How can an idea be converted into a patent?  What is required…

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