Patent searches are a vital step in the invention process. There are several types of searches - The type that the inventor will usually want to do first is a patentability search to determine the chances of the patent office granting a patent on the invention. A second type of … [Read more...] about Patentability Search – Where to Look
Product design is the most important thing for inventors to focus on as they work to turn their ideas and patents into actual prototypes. Product design is the determining factor in the success, or failure, of a product and idea. Product design focuses on the look, feel and … [Read more...] about Product Design
As you work from your basic invention drawings towards the prototype, keep a thorough written log of your activity. The importance of a written record comes in handy throughout the prototype phase just as it did during the initial drawing and conception phases of your invention. … [Read more...] about The Importance Of A Written Log
Provisional patent applications (also called PPA), are a cost saving advantage over other costlier patent applications. A provisional patent application gives an inventor one year to file a non-provisional patent application, and claim benefit of the filing date of the … [Read more...] about Provisional patent applications (PPA)
A website generally can not be patented. More typically, a copyright is used to identify a website and its content as the original work of its creator. Nevertheless, specific aspects, including the layout of features on a webpage, can be the subject matter of either a utility … [Read more...] about Can You Patent a Website?