The Patent Process

The patent process varies depending on what kind of application you file, and so do the fees. For example, if you are an individual or “small entity” under the USPTO rules, and you want to avoid a surcharge (currently $200), your application must be filed online. The...

What and How to File

Before filing a patent application, it’s important to consider what—exactly—you want to protect and why. The kind of protection you get from an issued patent depends on what kind of patent you’re applying for and how the patent application is written. If your...