The Ultimate Guide to Patents for Your Business

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Filing a patent application and building a patent portfolio can be critical to the success of your company. Welcome to the Ultimate Guide to Patents for Your Business, where we’ve curated the best articles to guide you through the various phases of the patenting process.

In this guide, we break down the key stages, and explain benefits, disadvantages, best practices, and precautions in understandable, easy-to-digest articles.

We also update this page as new posts become available, so maybe bookmark it for future reference!


Phase 1: Considering Your Patent Strategy

If your company is considering what, whether, or why to file a patent, these articles are for you.



Phase 2: Disclosing an Invention, Preparing & Filing the Application

You’ve decided to file a patent. How do you do that?



Phase 3: The Examination Process

You filed a patent. Now what happens?



If the Examiner rejects your application, you might file an appeal.


Phase 4: International Coverage

What about protecting your invention in other countries?


What if you’re in another country and want a patent in the U.S.?

Phase 5: Patent Granted, Develop Your Portfolio

Your patent was granted. Can you get more?



Bonus Topic 1: Licensing & Sale of Patent Rights

Can I sell my patent rights? What about royalties?



Bonus Topic 2: Freedom to Operate, Clearance Searches

What if I’m concerned about getting sued by a competitor?




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DISCLAIMER: This article is intended to give the reader an overview of the topic, and does not constitute legal advice as to any particular fact situation. Facts matter, and every situation is different. In addition, laws and their interpretations change over time and the contents of this article may not reflect these changes. You are strongly advised to consult competent legal counsel regarding your particular situation.