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Does a Prototype Help?

A prototype is not required to obtain a U.S. patent.  However, assuming the prototype is kept confidential, and there is no offer for sale, sale, public use, commercial use, or other problematic activity, prior to filing a complete and timely

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Provisional vs Non Provisional Patents

It may be beneficial for an inventor to file a U.S. provisional patent application.  However, it is important to recognize what a provisional patent application is and what it is not. Firstly, a provisional patent application is not a U.S.

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Ways the USPTO May Refuse Your Trademark Application

If you have a name that you use or intend to use for selling/rendering goods/services in interstate commerce or in international commerce between the U.S. and another country, then you may want to file for a U.S. trademark registration.                

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How Do I Pick a Name to Use as a Trademark?

If you don’t already have a name in mind for using as a trademark to indentify your goods/services, here are some helpful tips for picking a trademark name.  SELECT A NAME THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOUR GOODS/SERVICES Generally,

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Faster Patent Process

One of the biggest complaints from novice inventors is that getting a patent takes too long.  It takes an average of about 2 years to get a utility patent to issue (or until abandonment), while design patents may be obtained,

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