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How Long Does a Patent Last (Calculating the Patent Term Length)

Three Types of US Patents In the United States there are three types of patents, utility patents, design patents, and plant patents.  Each of these ...

Patentable Subject Matter: What Can Be Patented and What Cannot Be Patented?

From a utility patent standpoint, inventions that are patentable include any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter. Additionally, any new and ...

How is a Patent Different from a Trademark or Copyright?

Patent vs. Trademark vs. Copyright These three areas of the law are vastly different, yet there is overlap between them. In some instances, more than ...

What Legal Rights Does a Patent Owner Have

The Right to Keep Others from Practicing the Invention The patent owner (which may be the inventor, an applicant or an assignee) in the United ...

Have We Run Out of Invention Ideas?

Are there still new ideas for inventions that need to be made today? Yes, there is Room for Your Patent Invention Most everything that we ...

United States Patents: Everything You Need to Know

A United States patent is a legal, government granted property right. The patent holder has the right to exclude others from making, using, selling or ...