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Tips for Patentability Searching

Tips for Patentability Searching By Frederic M. Douglas © 2012, Frederic M. Douglas, All Rights Reserved. Persons new to filing patent applications often have basic questions regarding patent searches. Should an inventor do a patent search? Is a patent search … Continue reading

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I Just Met Someone By Accident! What Do I Do Now?

I Just Met Someone By Accident! What Do I Do Now? © Frederic M. Douglas, 2013. All Rights Reserved Ages ago when I used to be a cab driver, I clocked over 3,000 miles each month on the streets of … Continue reading

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Patent, Publish, Or Keep It A Secret?

Patent, Publish, or Keep Secret A rudimentary flow chart for the types of decisions advisable for figuring out whether to apply for a patent for an idea, keep it confidential as a trade secret, or to publish the idea to … Continue reading

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Eight Tips For Inventors Planning To File A Patent Application

Eight Tips For Inventors Planning To File A Patent Application © Frederic M. Douglas, 2010. All Rights Reserved 1. When you get your stroke of genius and come up with an idea, WRITE IT DOWN! You need to create a record … Continue reading

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Patent Validity: Offers to Sell an Invention Before Getting a Patent

Patent Validity: Offers to Sell an Invention Be careful when selling an invention before filing a patent application.  By Frederic M. Douglas; douglaspatents.com © January 14, 2002, Frederic M. Douglas, All Rights Reserved.                    Q.  When does an offer … Continue reading

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Benefits to Getting a Patent

Often, people are unsure as to whether to apply for a patent or to go “naked” into the marketplace. Consider this list of benefits to owning a patent and talk to a registered patent attorney if you have further questions.

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Three Types of Patents

This video describes the different types of patents. Often, novice inventors are confused as to the various types of patents. This list is a good starting basis for understanding the various types of patents. fdouglas@cox.net Copyright 2012, Frederic M. Douglas. … Continue reading

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