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Top Patent & IP Related Resources
Resources & Research
- 13-Step process on how to get a patent for an idea. (TOP FREE RESOURCE)
- 13-Step Process to file a provisional patent application
- How to Perform a Patent Search
- Tips before Meeting with a Patent Attorney
- United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO): The USPTO is responsible for granting and administering U.S. patents and trademarks.
- Public Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR): Search for publicly available patent documents.
- Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS): Search for publicly available trademark documents.
- United States Copyright Office: The US Copyright Office is responsible for registering copyright claims.
- Find Law Seattle Patent Law Great resource for finding information on Patent Law in the Greater Seattle Area.
- PTRC by state Patent and trademark resource center locations by state.
- District of Columbia Great resource for finding information on Patent Law in the District of Columbia.
Additional Resources & Research
- JP Morgan Chase and SourceLink As an entrepreneur, map your assets, and gain access to a collection of resources based upon the location of your business.
- UpCounsel: An interactive patent law resource tool that connects people with helpful articles, legal documents, and even lawyers.
- Patently-O: America’s leading patent law source.
- IP Watchdog: A great patent blog with good links to other resources.
- Patently Silly: Although a little crude, this website makes light of some of the more “edgy” patents.
Bold Patents Presentations
Bold Patents’s Section 101 Analysis Presentation:
Presented by Daniel Cole, a Patent Attorney with Bold Patents, Daniel constructed this slideshow for those curious of how the USPTO analyzes an invention for patentability. Learn how the USPTO determines whether an invention can be considered patentable subject matter according to Section 101 of U.S. patent law.
Bold Patents’s Basics of Patent Law Presentation:
Presented by Daniel Cole, a Patent Attorney with Bold Patents, Daniel constructed this slideshow for anybody looking to understand the basics of patent law. Know when a person should stop what he/she is doing and start talking with a patent attorney.
Protecting Your Law Firm’s Hidden Treasures: Intellectual Property Assets You Didn’t Know Existed:
Presented by founding patent attorney, J.D. Houvener, “Protecting Your Law Firm’s Hidden Treasures: Intellectual Property Assets You Didn’t Know Existed” is an informative guide on the valuation of your firm’s IP. The valuation of your firm’s intellectual property will not only keep you protected from stolen ideas, but will set your business apart from the rest of the industry!
Bold Patents White Papers
IP Considerations for Inventors:
Written by Maki Imakura, a Patent Attorney with Bold Patents, Maki Imakura has crafted this short, concise tutorial for any inventor who needs condensed guidance on everything IP related including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. This five-page white paper covers the basics and will help jump start your creative process.
Why Should You Hire A Patent Attorney?:
This document is taken directly from Bold Patents’s book, “Bold Ideas: An Inventor’s Guide to Patents.” Section 2 of the book breaks down the patenting process into four steps, titled, “Obtaining a Patent: The Four Basic Steps.” Step 2 of the 4 step process, also Chapter 9 of the book, walks you through the hiring of a patent attorney and why working with a registered patent attorney is vital to the process.
Additional Guidance for Potential Applicants:
Many inventors forget that the owe a duty to the USPTO and the public to submit, along with their patent application a complete listing of all “prior art” or knowledge they have gained from previous patents or publications. This is called the Information Disclosure Sheet (IDS) and while a bit tedious, it is wise to do. If purposefully left off – it could invalidate the entire patent – so let Bold Patents Patent Attorneys guide you through this process.