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Patents v. Trade Secrets the Ultimate 2020 Guide

By Bold Patents | February 11, 2020

So, you’ve got a new idea, huh? You want to find the best way to protect and monetize your innovation…. Plus, you’ve heard a little about trade secrets and patents, so…what’s the best option? What are the pros and cons of each?  Well, before we jump to deciding which option is better, it’s critical that …

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The Top 3 Advantages and Disadvantages of Patents

By Bold Patents | January 7, 2020

Yes, there are pros and cons even with the most desirable IP protection folks! As always, I try to be honest and true with our readers; and while I would love to say there are no disadvantages of patents, that just wouldn’t be forthright. In fact, there are several. And they can be prevented if …

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Top 17 Patent Monetization Strategies that You Need to Know

By Bold Patents | December 18, 2019

Did you know that 97% of all patents never make any money whatsoever? Combine that with the fact that the patent cost alone can set you back upwards of $40,000, that figure can be absolutely crippling to entrepreneurs who don’t have the luxury of a multi-million-dollar corporate safety net. That said, there are countless strategies …

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What is the Cost of a Design Patent?

By Bold Patents | December 18, 2019

Ah, yes… the financial side of patenting. This may not be the most fun or glamorous, but it is central to planning your patent journey and knowing the key things to expect along the way… after all, it is part of business! The thing about patent costs is that they can get a little nuanced …

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Everything You Need to Know About Patent Maintenance Fees

By Bold Patents | December 3, 2019

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

By Bold Patents | December 3, 2019

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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How to Do a Prior Art Search (6 Easy Steps)

By Bold Patents | November 27, 2019

The best place to start here is defining what this whacky phrase “prior art” means. I’m guessing that if you found this article from a search engine, and you actually typed in “prior art,” you are sophisticated enough to have some idea.  So, for the benefit of those who may not know (or should know), …

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What are the Different Types of Patents? Ultimate 2020 Guide

By Bold Patents | 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 Bold Patents | 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 Bold Patents | 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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