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Canadian Patent Search

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?

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Patent Maintenance Fees

So what are patent maintenance fees? And how much are they?

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PCT Facts

PCT Facts. A compilation of facts you should know the Patent Cooperation Treaty for filing foreign (and U.S.) patents.

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Patent Infringement

Patent Infringement. The unauthorized making, using, offering for sale or selling any patented invention within the U.S., or importing into the U.S. of any patented invention during the term of the pa

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Patent Interference

Patent Interference. A proceeding know as a patent interference can be instituted in the US Patent Office. It is quite rare but you may need to know what it is.

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Patent Treaties and Foreign Patents

Patent Treaties and Foreign Patents. What are these patent treaties that define how inventors get foreign patents?

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Patent News 10

Patent News 10 - The First Patent Map of the U.S. Ever wanted to know where innovation is happening?

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Patent New Matter. The prohibition of adding new things.

What is patent new matter? Can you add anything to a patent specification or your patent claims after filing a patent?

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The Patent Declaration

The Patent Declaration or Oath. In following the steps for getting a patent under US patent law one of the required steps in the process to get a patent is the submission of an oath or declaration.

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Patent Allowance Rate

Patent Allowance Rate. What Can You Expect When You File a Patent?

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Patent Cover Sheet

The Patent Cover Sheet. How Do You Read It?

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Search for a Patent

How do you search for a patent? It is an art, not a science - here is a good approach that uses free patent search engine strategies.

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Patent News 9 - Transitioning to Smaller

Patent News 9. The relentless trend to smaller firms and solo practice.

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Patent It Yourself

Should you patent it yourself? Not a great idea - but here is how to think about it.

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The Patent Right

Learn about the patent right from the parable of the pencil.

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Patent Secrecy

Patent Secrecy. Can the US Patent Office Keep Your Application Secret?

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Patent Status

Patent Status. How do you find the status of a patent?

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Patent Publication

Patent Publication. What is a patent publication and what rights does it give you?

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Read a Patent Claim

Read a Patent Claim. How Do You Do It?

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