Do I Need a Lawyer For a Patent?

When you’re thinking about applying for a patent for your new invention, you’ve got three choices.  You can try to do it yourself; you can hire a patent agent to help, or you can hire a patent lawyer. In order to decide which choice is best for you, you need to understand your invention, know…

Developing a Patent Strategy: Getting Started Guide

The way a business or company uses its patents can determine, to a great degree, its success or failure. Intellectual property is a very important asset to companies that deal with technology, science, or design, and innovative and creative members of the company’s team often come up with unique ideas and approaches to solve various…

Patent Cost Calculator 2020 – What are the filing cost for a US patent application?

2017 Patent Year In Review

Before getting into all the exciting copyright and patent issues we’ll see this year, let’s do a brief review of five significant things that happened in the patent or patent-related world in 2017 (next week: copyright). Confusion over USPTO leadership. In many ways, the year started out with mass confusion, including at the United States Patent…

Amazon’s smart mirror patent teases the future of fashion

Amazon’s latest patent hints at what it might be like to get dressed in the future. On Tuesday, the tech giant was granted a patent for a blended reality mirror, which could superimpose virtual clothing onto your reflection. It would also be capable of placing you in a virtual scene, like a beach or a…