How Long Does a Patent Last?

“How long will my patent last? What are my rights?” These are questions I’m often asked at the beginning of the patent process. A utility patent lasts for 20 years after the date it was filed. Usually, the next question is if it’s possible to extend a patent. The answer is no, except in some […]

The Strategy Behind Filing Provisional Patent Applications

In a previous article we discussed the timeline of a provisional patent application. In this article, we continue to explore the strategy that can be applied to this type of application.  

What is the Cost to File a Utility Patent?

{4 minutes to read} A common question people have is: How much does it cost to get a utility patent? The answer: It depends. There are many variables that can affect the total cost, such as the complexity of the invention and how much prior art already exists. That said, some aspects can be discussed […]

What Are the Steps to Get a Utility Patent?

{2:45 minutes to read} When you are starting the patenting process for a utility patent, there are two types of applications to consider–provisional & non-provisional. Which one to start with is a matter of budget and strategy.