What is a Patent Assignment?

What is a Patent Assignment?

Whether you’re curious about assigning a patent to someone else or having a patent assigned to you, you might be wondering what a patent assignment is? Patent law allows patent holders to assign patents to other parties. Patent assignments often take place...
Why Do Patents Expire?

Why Do Patents Expire?

If you’ve spent the time and money to make an invention and patent it, you might be wondering: why do patents expire? Why doesn’t the USPTO (The United States Patent and Trademark Office) allow patents to last forever? Patents offer inventors intellectual...
What Do Design Patents Protect?

What Do Design Patents Protect?

Whether you have a design that you want to protect with a design patent or you’re just wondering what design patents protect, you’ve come to the right place. We will explain the types of patents the patent office offers, as well as what does a design...
Do Design Patents Have Maintenance Fees?

Do Design Patents Have Maintenance Fees?

Whether you’ve patented your design with a design patent or you’re thinking about obtaining a design patent, you probably heard that some patents require the payment of maintenance fees. So, do you have to pay maintenance fees for a design patent? We will...
Do Design Patents Expire?

Do Design Patents Expire?

Whether you’re currently working on a design that you want to protect with a design patent or you’ve already patented your design, you might be wondering when does a design patent expire? We will answer this question below. Do Design Patents Expire?...