Types of Patent Documents

Patents, in addition to being a mechanism for the protection of inventions, are a fundamental source of technological information. There are three basic types of patent documents: -The application. -The patent granted. -The report on the state of the art. The application describes the invention as filed by the inventor with a national or regional …

The Patent Process

The patent legal system is designed to provide government protection to inventors for their new scientific and technological contribution to society. Patents are an exclusive right the federal government grants to the inventors of new and useful machines, articles, substances, or processes. Prior Art Search While the Patent and Trademark Office does not require an …