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Should you patent it yourself? Not a great idea - but here is how to think about it.
Patent Litigation - what are the basics you might need to know?
Invention Disclosure - The What - The Why-The When - and The How
Genus and Species. When dealing with anticipation in patent law one of the more difficult concepts to deal with is when genus can anticipate species.
Intellectual Property Protection - how to think through what you need to do.
Patent News 2 - Start-Up Mentoring
Patent News 1 - Patent litigation enters virtual worlds and gaming patents
Foreign Applicants for U. S. Patents. What are the rules in US patent law for an inventor from a foreign country filing and getting a patent in the United States Patent Office?
Why the foreign patent decision is a tough one.
How does a business get foreign patents?
Copyright thinking for your business. When and How Can You Use It?
The EPO - European Patent Office. What Do You Need To Know About It?
How can you use a provisional patent application effectively in your business?
What is patent novelty? You need to understand 35 USC 102. Here is a plain English discussion of novelty.
Early Disclosure. What can I disclose and when before I file a patent?
What exactly is a design patent? Maybe this will help.
The Chinese Patent Office. Should I Apply for a Chinese Patent? The answer to this has been steadily changing over the years.
The Best Mode Requirement. Why your written description should include your prefered mode of performing your invention.
What is a 24 Month provisional
Getting a Canadian Patent Search. To search for a patent you may do an online patent search on a particular country or do an international patent search. What about a Canada patent search?