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Everything You Need to Know About Patent Maintenance Fees

Alright! Maintenance! Right? That not-so-glamorous but oh-so-important part of patenting. This topic is kinda meant for patent owners, mainly because in order to want to click on this blog article, you would have some degree of interest in “maintenance fees” that prompted you to search for it or take interest on our website..  Not a …

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Top Patent Acquisition Strategies – Ultimate 2020 Guide

Patent infringement can be a scary phrase, but as a business and/or intellectual property owner, you should be prepared to face it. This can be a problem not only nationwide, but globally as well – and cases are frequently met with lawsuits. This is when patent acquisition to better protect your idea (and further avoid …

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What are the Different Types of Patents? Ultimate 2020 Guide

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

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

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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The Ultimate 2019 Guide to International Patent Applications

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

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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