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?...
How Does a Utility Patent Work?

How Does a Utility Patent Work?

How Does a Utility Patent Work? A utility patent works by allowing inventors to stop others from using, making, selling, and copying their invention for a limited period of time (20 years). The 20-year patent term starts at the time an inventor files his utility...
Can You Patent a Food Idea?

Can You Patent a Food Idea?

Patents allow inventors of new machines, processes, designs, and compositions of matter to protect their intellectual property (IP) with a patent. So, if you have the best idea for a food, can you patent it? Patents allow inventors to stop others from using, making,...
Can You Patent a Brand Name?

Can You Patent a Brand Name?

You’ve just found the perfect name for your brand, so you might be wondering whether you can patent it? Inventors often seek to protect their inventions by patenting them with the USPTO (The United States Patent and Trademark Office). Patents allow inventors to...