What are Patents? 

Patents protect inventions and discoveries. “A patent is a limited duration property right relating to an invention, granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office in exchange for public disclosure of the invention.”1

Trademarks, “Trademark, Patent, or Copyright?,” Text, accessed August 18, 2016, https://www.uspto.gov/trademarks-getting-started/trademark-basics/trademark-patent-or-copyright.

Patent Basics

Getting a Patent

Patent Resources

Finding a Patent