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Applying for a Patent – Few Simple Steps

By James Blee Subscribe to RSS | March 21st 2012 | Views:
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Do you have an original idea for a design and want it to get patented? Then you should at first understand the meaning of patent and also the types of designs which can be patented.. In other words, you have the sole right to manufacture as well as sell this product in the market. In this regard, let me tell you that unlike in the yesteryears, today, there are patent agents who are professionals in doing pre patent research work in order to find out whether the invention that someone has made is very similar to an already existing patent or not. To know more about how to get a patent, just read on.

• At first, you should begin with an idea for a product, invention or design which is original in nature and not similar to some other products, inventions or designs.

• Secondly, if required, make a drawing of your invention.

• Thirdly, you should take the help of patent companies in order to do a patent search.

• Thereafter, you should hire a patent attorney in order to represent you before the patent office. Like for example, people in the U.S. hire professional patent agents in order to represent them in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). Hiring a patent agent is important because laws pertaining to patent are quite complex.

• Now, just browse through the website of the PTO in order to understand the various types of patents so that you can easily classify your invention by making use of the categories required by the PTO.

• Finally, apply for your patent by filling up the patent application form and paying the application fee.

These are some of the basic steps for applying for a patent. Just keep them in mind when you apply for a patent.

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