Steps to Obtain a Patent

Steps to Obtain a Patent

Patents
When you have an invention or formula, you should never delay in obtaining patent protection. However, seeking a patent is a complex process, and you should always have help from an experienced patent attorney. Step number one is consulting with a legal professional who handles patent cases. You have a business to run, and there are many opportunities for costly errors and delays. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) encourages applicants to have a legal professional handling their applications, and for a good reason. Once you hire the right attorney, ther will review your invention and evaluate whether it qualifies for a patent. This includes conducting a search to determine whether your invention is a new idea or if it is already patented in the U.S. or internationally. If…
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