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The Stages of Licensing an Invention

The Stages of Licensing an Invention

APRIL 29, 2021   The Stages of Licensing an Invention   When I talk to my clients I like to be clear that a patent only derives value from the business operation or business plan behind the idea.  A patent grant in itself isn’t valuable; it is the business...
What Kind of Patent Do I Need?

What Kind of Patent Do I Need?

What Kind of Patent Do I Need? There are three main types of patents and a variety of subcategories. The three main categories include utility patents, design patents, and plant patents.  Of the three, the most common is the utility patent.  The second most common is...
Provisional Patent Applications

Provisional Patent Applications

MAY 14, 2021 Provisional Patent Applications Provisional patent applications can be a good first step in commercializing an idea.  Now a patent, whether it is a provisional or a nonprovisional, is not the sole answer in making money on an invention.  A patent is only...