Introductory information about fundamental patent and strategy topics.

Filing a U.S. Patent Application

Assuming you have decided to pursue a nonprovisional utility patent, the following steps describe the typical process.

What Type of Patent Do I Need?

Typically the patent process begins with an invention that is already created, and the inventor or a business/legal representative associated with the inventor seeks out our to protect the invention.

Initial Considerations for a Patent - The first consideration is the form in which the invention should be protected.