Do you need a prototype before filing a patent?

Do you need a prototype before a patent is filed? No, you do not need to build a working prototype before filing a patent application. However, it helps to think through all the details of what it would take to build your product. Describing your invention in writing with as much detail as possible will […]

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What are smart product launch patent strategies?

A patent game plan for product launch Deciding whether to file a patent application before or after product launch is not easy. While much can be said about the advantages of patenting before public disclosure, the difficulty in the decision often comes down to patent costs. Investing a lot of money in patenting a product […]

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How to patent a product

Should you file a patent application? Before discussing how to patent a product, let’s briefly consider the why question. Give some thought to this fundamental question: Should you patent your product or idea? A wise IP strategy should cover the following factors before filing patent applications: Product lifespan (How long will the product realistically last […]

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