NEW INVENTIONS

New inventions are thought up all the time but very few of them are ever produced and sold. Capitalizing on a new invention requires a bit of know-how. In this section we'll examine how new inventions become new products.
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How to File a Patent

You don't have to be Thomas Edison to come up with a valuable invention. But you do have to be savvy enough to protect that invention if you want to make the money that you deserve from it. In other words, you need a patent.

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  • How do copyrights and patents differ?

    How do copyrights and patents differ?

    Because the definitions of ideas, expression, production and publication can get fuzzy, the difference between copyrights and patents might be a little confusing to some. See more »

  • How hard is the patent application process?

    How hard is the patent application process?

    You're convinced you have a great, marketable idea, but you're also aware someone could steal the idea if you don't have a patent. It's time to investigate the process of protecting your invention. See more »

  • How Patent Infringement Works

    How Patent Infringement Works

    There's a lot at stake when it comes to developing and selling a great idea, which is why companies are always on guard against cases of patent infringement. When it occurs, they often wind up in court. But what is it exactly? See more »

  • How to Do a Patent Search

    How to Do a Patent Search

    Patents are legal documents that protect your ideas and inventions, but in order to stake your claim, you first need to figure out what has already been patented. What does a patent search involve? See more »

  • How to File a Patent

    How to File a Patent

    You don't have to be Thomas Edison to come up with a valuable invention. But you do have to be savvy enough to protect that invention if you want to make the money that you deserve from it. In other words, you need a patent. See more »

  • What does a patent agent do?

    What does a patent agent do?

    The difference between a marketable invention and an unusual paperweight can come down to whether the inventor has received a patent on a prized idea. But getting a patent is a tricky business. It's helpful to have the assistance of someone who knows the ins and outs of the process. Enter the patent agent. See more »

  • What exactly is a patent?

    What exactly is a patent?

    If you think you're on the brink of inventing the next big thing, you might need to protect your design and get a patent. But what does a patent do? See more »

  • What is a provisional patent?

    What is a provisional patent?

    Even though it's not even really an application, filing a provisional patent application can give you a head start as you begin the process of protecting your invention. See more »

  • When should you contact a patent attorney?

    When should you contact a patent attorney?

    Got a great idea? Want to make sure no one else steals it and profits from it? Call a patent attorney as soon as you can -- after you do a little homework, that is. See more »

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