The Patent Process
A patent is a protected foundation for your innovation. Done properly, it’s also an important investment in your business.
Legally speaking, a patent prevents others from infringing on your invention in the marketplace. But getting a patent can be complicated. That’s why we pride ourselves on smoothly guiding you through this process. In this video series, we’ll outline the entire patent process. We’ll clearly explain how we can help. We’ll also give you some tips that will position you for success in getting across the patent finish line.
Finding the Best Prior Art | 7.27
Is your idea already “out there”? What is the best way to find out if what you have has already been patented, or how different it is from things that have been patented before? In this fourth video, Rich explains how and where to find the best prior art. Prior art is basically any evidence that your idea is already known in public.
It is all information available to the public in any type of format before your patent application is filed. This means checking databases for what prior art relates to your idea is incredibly important to do before you submit your application. This stage is when it can be especially vital to consult a patent attorney who has experience conducting these searches and can make sure to cover all the bases.