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Filing a Patent Application? 9 Reasons You Need a Lawyer to Help

Patent law has been with us for a long time. Its first use dates back 228 years ago. If you have an invention you want to protect, hiring a patent attorney to help with your application can make a big difference. While it is true that anyone can file their own patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), they receive more than 500,000 applications every year. While it may seem like…

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Got an Idea? Here’s Why You Need a Provisional Application

You've got a great idea and you want to protect it. The first step is to file for a patent through a provisional patent application. Before you visit a patent lawyer, here's what you need to know about applying for a patent. What is it? A provisional patent application, or a PPA, is an application that designates an official filing date for a patented idea. This allows the owner to claim a patent is pending…

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