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How to Find Out If Something Has Been Patented

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the federal agency responsible for reviewing applications and determining whether to issue a patent. Since the underlying purpose of a patent is to protect the inventor's rights to a unique ...
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What is Patent Docketing?

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Patent docketing is a method or system for managing the patent application process.
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What Does Expired for Non-Payment Mean for Patents?

A patent is a right conferred by the government to intellectual property that gives the patent-holder sole authorization to sell, make or distribute ...

What Is the Lifespan of a Patent?

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You’ve created something useful, and, hopefully, profitable, and now you want to protect your invention. An application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office will guard your right to make, distribute and sell your creation to the public.
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When an inventor says that he has a "patent pending," it can mean that he has a provisional patent. Inventors who are low on funds or need a patent in a hurry often obtain a provisional patent.
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How to Apply for a Patent for a Recipe

Patenting a recipe can be a confusing process, if you don't understand the patent criteria for food compositions. A great recipe is only patentable ...

What Does a Patent Number Tell You About the Product?

by: Stephanie Dube Dwilson

The U.S. patent numbering system is more complex than you might think at first glance. Each number provides information on when the patent was issued along with the type of patent issued. If you know the correct patent number, you can find the ...
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U.S. patent law is ultimately based on the federal constitution. In addition, many federal statutes and regulations govern patents. The purpose of patent law is to encourage people to create inventions by offering them a financial incentive to do so.
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