Patent Law

Free online attorney consultation- get way more than you pay for

 A free online attorney consultation can be tremendously helpful to deciding how to proceed with getting your invention out there in the marketplace, regardless of whether that involves patenting or not.

How to apply for a patent in the US

How to apply for a patent in the US

For people who do not have a lot of exposure to patent law or the patenting system but have an invention that they would like to patent. This is a stepwise approach on how to apply for a patent in the US.

Invention in an Envelope

Invention in an Envelope

Up until March 16, 2013, the US was the lone holdout for the first-to-invent system. Prior to that, it was tribal knowledge that if you invented something, you could write down a description of the invention, put it in an envelope, mail it back to yourself, and hang on to that sealed envelope as proof that you were the true inventor. OK- it takes a lot more than that to actually own intellectual property rights, but it was a good start and it actually had legal effect.