A lot of people come up with great ideas, the difference is that most people do not act on them. There are several stories about people who had a great idea and did nothing about it. Now their idea is someone else’s patent.
A patent for an invention is the grant of a property right to the inventor, issued by the Patent and Trademark Office. The term of a new patent is 20 years from the date on which the application for the patent was filed in the United States or, in special cases, from the date an earlier related application was filed, subject to the payment of maintenance fees. US patent grants are effective only within the U.S., U.S. territories, and U.S. possessions.
The right conferred by the patent grant is, in the language of the statute and of the grant itself, “the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling” the invention in the United States or “importing” the invention into the United States. What is granted is not the right to make, use, offer for sale, sell or import, but the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, selling or importing the invention.
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To start the process, simply contact us and provide us with the basic information. We will take it from there. It does not matter where you are in the process, whether you have filed or not. We can help.
Filing, receiving, and marketing a patent are all very serious processes that cannot and never should be rushed. The average time it takes to file and receive a patent is 2-3 years. It is a time honored tradition of preparing the appropriate documents, writing the patent, filing, and waiting. That is just the way it is, but it is worth it!