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What are the Different Types of Patents? Ultimate 2020 Guide

By Tori Lutz | November 20, 2019

There are three main types of patents available in the United States. I’d like to explore some lesser-known types of patents as well in this article, too, though. This article should serve to inform and educate a novice, as well as challenge someone who has been there and done that in the patent world.  Here …

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Confidentiality Agreements: What Are They? When Do You Need Them? Ultimate 2020 Guide

By Tori Lutz | November 12, 2019

Actually, before reading this article, could you sign this confidentiality agreement first, please? 🙂  Kidding, of course. But, unfortunately, that’s how confidentiality agreements have gotten their reputation: a bump in the road, a formal contract, red tape before you can gain the knowledge/insight needed in order to move forward in your undertaking.  This article attempts …

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Everything You Need to Know About Invent Help: Review

By JD Houvener | November 11, 2019

If you are an aspiring inventor and entrepreneur, you are likely spending some time shopping around for services to help you on your journey. This could be anything from patent attorneys to investors and even people who can help make sure your finished product ends up on store shelves. Whether you are still at the …

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Top 17 Best Patent Brokers in the United States

By JD Houvener | November 4, 2019

When you want to invest in stocks, you call a stock broker. The same is true for patents and other forms of intellectual property.  With the thousands of patent brokers in the United States alone, finding the best one for you can be a tricky challenge. Luckily for you, we’ve done most of your homework …

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How Long do Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets Last?

By JD Houvener | October 30, 2019

For those that want “just the facts, man,” I’m going to deliver those first. Then I’ll dive deeper into each category below for those who might want to know how to take advantage of each type: Patents Utility & Plant Patents: 20 years from the date of filing Design Patents: 15 years from the date …

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Top 23 Resources for Inventors and Entrepreneurs in Atlanta According to Bold Patents

Top 23 Resources for Inventors and Entrepreneurs in Atlanta

By Athena Baker | October 29, 2019

With everyone wanting to learn how to start a business in Atlanta, it’s no wonder that the number of fledgling startups seems to increase every day…So without further ado, let’s explore the “top 23 resources for inventors and entrepreneurs in Atlanta!”

Top 23 Resources for Inventors and Entrepreneurs in San Jose According to Bold Patents

Top 23 Resources for Inventors and Entrepreneurs in San Jose

By Athena Baker | October 29, 2019

Otherwise referred to as “the capital of Silicon Valley,” San Jose has since been a popular place for fellow inventors and entrepreneurs wanting to learn how to start a business. As the home of major global tech companies such as PayPal and America’s very own Tech Museum of Innovation, never has the city experienced such a time when learning how to become your own boss is considered more valuable than learning how to climb up the social ladder.

The Ultimate 2019 Guide to International Patent Applications

By JD Houvener | October 22, 2019

National market dominance not enough for you? Well… this is the article for you! If your invention is likely to have market adoption/demand outside of the US, then you should certainly read on. This article will outline the ins and outs of the foreign patent filing process, as well as the multi-national application process (the …

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Everything You Need to Know About Davison Inventing: Review

By JD Houvener | October 11, 2019

If you are an aspiring inventor and entrepreneur, you are likely spending some time shopping around for services to help you on your journey. This could be anything from patent attorneys to investors and even people who can help make sure your finished product ends up on store shelves. Whether you are still at the …

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Top 23 Resources for Inventors and Entrepreneurs in Miami According to Bold Patents

Top 23 Resources for Inventors and Entrepreneurs in Miami

By Athena Baker | October 10, 2019

As a city known more for its beaches rather than its small business owners, Miami isn’t often regarded as a place for entrepreneurship to thrive in. However, as proud supporters of Miami’s brave and bold underdogs, we at Bold Patents recognize the potential that this city has to offer. That is why we created this short guide to opening a business in Miami.