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Science | Innovation | 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.


Quiz: Inventions Alaskans Need

Quiz: Inventions Alaskans Need

Imaginative inventions could ease the harsh conditions Alaskans face. Take this quiz to test your familiarity with the inventions Alaskans need most. See more »

When should you contact a patent attorney?

When should you contact a patent attorney?

A patent attorney and when you should contact one are explained in this article from HowStuffWorks. Learn about patent attorneys. See more »

What exactly is a patent?

What exactly is a patent?

What exactly is a patent? Visit HowStuffWorks to learn exactly what a patent is. See more »

What is a provisional patent?

What is a provisional patent?

A provisional patent and the steps involved in obtaining one are explained in this article. Learn about a provisional patent. See more »

How to File a Patent

How to File a Patent

How to file a patent is covered in detail in this article from HowStuffWorks. Here you can find out how to file a patent. See more »

How to Do a Patent Search

How to Do a Patent Search

How to do a patent search is explained in this article from HowStuffWorks. Find out how to do a patent search. See more »

How Patent Infringement Works

How Patent Infringement Works

Patent infringement should be taken seriously. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about patent infringement. See more »

What does a patent agent do?

What does a patent agent do?

What does a patent agent do? Visit HowStuffWorks to learn what a patent agent does. See more »

How hard is the patent application process?

How hard is the patent application process?

The patent application process can seem very complicated. Just how hard is the patent application process? Learn about the patent application process. See more »

How do copyrights and patents differ?

How do copyrights and patents differ?

How do copyrights and patents differ from each other? Find out how copyrights and patents differ from each other in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »