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How to get a patent on a similar patent?

An improvement of an existing invention is itself an invention, and can be patented like any other invention. Contact a patent practitioner (patent agent or patent attorney) f (MORE)

How can you patent something that has already been patent but the patent has run out?

Short answer, you can't. Not in the US, anyway. Trying to "re-patent" an item that once had a patent would likely end in a denied application. For one, the invention would no (MORE)

How do you get a patent?

Contact a patent practitioner (patent agent or patent attorney) for assistance. The United States Patent and Trademark Office has lists and addresses of patent practitioners i (MORE)

What is patent mapping?

Patent mapping is the process of matching each limitation of a patent claim to a potentially infringing product or service. So if the patent claim recites limitations X, Y, an (MORE)

Why do you get a patent?

A patent grants the holder the right to exclude others from making,  using, selling, offering for sale, or importing the patented  invention for the term of the patent. Pate (MORE)

What are patents?

A patent is a right, conferred by a government, to the exclusive right to the use of an invention. It lasts for a limited period of time, during which anyone who wants to use (MORE)

What is patent and how much does a patent cost?

The term patent usually refers to a right granted to anyone who invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter, or (MORE)

What does a patent cover?

Patents protect inventions ("useful process, machine, article of manufacture, composition of matter"), designs ("ornamental characteristics"), and new plant hybrids. Pharmaceu (MORE)

Why are patents needed?

Because developing an idea into a useful, sellable product can cost money, sometimes really large amounts of money. If there wasn't patents, then anyone could buy one of your (MORE)