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.”1Trademarks, “Trademark, Patent, or Copyright?,” Text, accessed August 18, 2016, https://www.uspto.gov/trademarks-getting-started/trademark-basics/trademark-patent-or-copyright.
- European Patent Office
- Inventor’s Handbook
- Manual of Patent Examining Procedure
- U.S. Copyright Office
- U.S. Patent Office – Basics
Getting a Patent
- How Do I Apply for a Patent?
- How Do I Prove the Idea is Mine?
- How to Patent a New Invention?
- Is my Idea Patentable?
- U.S. Patent Office – Forms
- American Patent & Trademark Law Center
- Canadian Innovation Centre
- Inventor & Entrepreneur Resources
- Patent & Trademark Resource Center
- U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
- World Intellectual Property Organization – Treaties