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Difference between provisional and non-provisional

What is the Difference Between a Provisional and a Nonprovisional Patent Application?

What is the difference between a provisional and non-provisional patent application? The short answer is: a whole lot! Don’t worry in this article I break it down for you! In addition, about halfway down this blog, I have created a visual diagram that helps you better understand the difference. Most of the 100+ pages of …

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How to file a plant patent in 5 steps

How To File A Plant Patent In 5 Steps

Even though this might be your initial thought, a plant patent is not a right-giving exclusive protection for an industrial manufacturing building, nor is it about protection for a secret, undercover informant. It is actually a form of legal protection for rock n’ roll-related inventions and the name is a tribute to legendary lead singer Robert Plant …

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How Much Does a Patent Cost?

After a new idea is born, you may ask yourself: “How much does it cost to file a patent?”  Patents cost somewhere between $750 – $40,000+ dollars… In this article we dive into the specifics. Like most questions, the answer is only as good as the question that was asked. So if you’re just asking, …

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Top 3 advantages of patents

Top 3 Advantages of Patents

We hear it pretty often whether it’s from start-up companies, in the academic setting, from real investors, pitch-competitions, entrepreneurs, and even TV shows like Shark Tank™: “Great product, but do you have a patent on it?” There is an amazing amount of interest to “get a patent” on an invention, but aside from the strong …

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Utility Patent vs. Design Patent (everything you need to know…)

Many companies and inventors seeking patent protection often wonder what type of patent to file for. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to hear that there are only two main types of patents granted by the U.S. Patent Office: design patents and utility patents. There is a third type, called plant patents, that will not be discussed in this …

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