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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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Patent Prosecution: Everything You Need to Know (Ultimate 2019 Guide)

Patent Prosecution is a fancy-sounding term that really just means the process for getting a patent.  “Patent Protected” is what inventors seek, and with good reason. It grants exclusive rights to an inventor (or co-inventors) to make, use, sell, and import their invention for 15 or 20 years (depending on the type of patent).  “Prosecution” …

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Continuation & Divisional Patent Applications – Build a Patent Family!

Well, you see two single young patents meet up with one another, sparks fly…and before long, they get married, and have a bunch of patent children crawling around!  … I hope you’re laughing, or at least scoffing at my cheesy patent humor.   Of course, this is not the correct portrayal of what it means to …

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Cannabis & Patents: What’s Coming Next?

When it comes to cannabis patents… what’s eligible for patenting? The Answer: Everything except the plant itself. The cannabis industry is booming, and while that is old news (unless you’ve been living under a rock), the question remains: how much ‘boom’ is left?  In other words, how much growth potential is left for cannabis?  PatSnap …

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How to do a Design Patent Search: Everything You Should Know

Design Patents are the second most common type of patent sought after in the US.  The most common is a Utility Patent, which protects the functionality of an invention. …Just to throw some numbers out, there have been over 10 Million utility patents granted, and only 1 Million Design patents granted as of the writing …

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How to Write & Submit a Patent Application: Ultimate 2019 Guide

No secrets here. This guide will truly show you how to write and submit your own patent application with the USPTO to attain that all-important Patent Pending status everyone is so familiar with.  At Bold Patents, we take pride in educating our community of innovators, engineers, scientists, and entrepreneurs. We fully understand that innovation occurs …

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Selling Your Patent: What you Need to Know

Money, money, money!!! OK, it’s time to (finally) bring in those greenbacks, right!?  You’ve proven to the world that you know how to be bold. You’ve done the incredibly hard work to invent something new, useful, and non-obvious. Through research, diligence, tedious application drafting, and cunning responses to USPTO examiner office action rejections – you’ve …

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The Ultimate Utility Patent Guide for 2019: What it is & What it Protects

It’s easy sometimes to be long-winded in the law… so, here’s the short and sweet answer: 20 Year Monopoly: A utility patent gives an inventor (or their assignees) exclusive rights to prevent anyone else from making, using, selling or importing their invention for 20 years from the earliest filing date. Protects Functionality: Utility patents protect …

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10-Part Guide to Patent Licensing

So…you’ve got an invention! Or is it just an idea? Take a few minutes and figure out here. Maybe you’ve already done the hard work of getting a professional patent search done and have filed a provisional patent application already? Kudos to you for being patent pending! …Or, maybe you’ve even filed a nonprovisional patent …

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