Answers To FAQ’s About Patents

What types of patents are available? Utility Patents protect the functional aspects of a process, machine, or product. Design Patents protect the ornamental features of a product. The functional aspects of a product are not protected by a design patent. Plant Patents protect distinct and new varieties of plants that are either invented or discovered […]

7 Steps for Efficiently Evaluating Innovations and Securing Patent Rights

Give your developers and innovators a concise, understandable Invention Disclosure Form (IDF) – and train them how to use it – so they can identify and make a record of potentially patentable innovations, as and when they occur. Establish a Patent Review Committee to review the IDFs and meet with inventors – and be sure […]