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Frequently Asked Questions
Does my company own software developed by an independent contractor?
Does my company own products and software applications developed by my employees?
What should we do before launching a new product?
Can we be liable for patent infringement for using a patented product that we did not make or sell?
What can we do if our product infringes an existing patent?
What do we do if we receive a cease desist letter accusing us of patent infringement?
How do we avoid infringing patents?
How can I make money with my patent?
How long does a patent last?
What is an RCE?
What is an Information Disclosure Statement?
What is a restriction/election?
What is a final rejection?
Can I appeal a final rejection?
What is the duty of disclosure to the USPTO?
What is the USPTO?
How long will it take to get a patent?
What is an Invention Disclosure Form?
What is a utility patent application?
What is a provisional patent application?
What is a priority date?
What is a PCT patent application?
What is a divisional patent application?
What is a design patent application?
What is a continuation-in-part patent application?
What is a continuation patent application?
Should I file a PCT application?
Can I file both a design patent application and a utility patent application on the same invention?
What does “patent pending” mean?
Should I file a provisional patent application?
What type of patent application should I file?
What is a validity and enforceability opinion?
Should I get a validity and enforceability opinion?
Should I get a patentability opinion?
Should I get a non-infringement opinion?
Should I get a clearance search and freedom to practice opinion for my invention?
What is a non-infringement opinion?
What is a patentability opinion?
What is a clearance search and freedom to practice opinion?
What rights will a patent give to me?
What is the value of intellectual property?
What is the public use bar to patentability?
What is the on-sale bar to patentability?
What is patent prosecution?
What is a patent?
What is a patent attorney?
What is a patent agent?
What is a confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement?
What do you think about software patents?
What are the stages of the patent process?
How much does it cost to patent a mobile app?
How do I patent an idea?
Do I need a patent to sell my invention?
Do I need a patent attorney?
Can I write my own patent?
Can I tell people about my invention before I file a patent application?
Can I patent my software?
Can I patent a Salesforce app?
Are there deadlines for filing for patent protection?
Can I patent an iPhone app or other mobile app?
How much does a patent cost?
Can I patent my invention?
Do I need to file a patent application before launching my crowdfunding campaign?