Before You Apply: Qualification and Ownership
Before you file a patent application, review these article to determine whether you have clear title as an inventor or assignee, and whether your invention merits the hefty patent filing fees.
The Patent Application Process
Got a great invention? Learn the basics about patent searching, and about filing a patent application or a provisional patent application.
Inventions and Profits
After you obtain a patent, a bigger challenge looms: How do you profit from your patented innovation? Here are the basics.
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Using an Attorney
If you need to seek professional help, do so armed with the right knowledge.
You're probably aware that copyright protects your artwork, music and writing. But what is a copyright, and how do you get one?
Okay, you came up with a great business name or logo. How do you protect it--and make sure you're not infringing another trademark?
Does your business have confidential information that you want to protect? Learn the basics about trade secrets here.