Utility Patents

can medicine be patented?

Can Medicine Be Patented?

Can Medicine Be Patented? Pharmaceutical manufacturers have successfully patented thousands of medications that are used by millions of people around the world. So, to answer the question: Can medicine be patented? Yes, medicine can be patented. Pharmaceutical makers rake in millions of dollars from the…
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provisional patent application conversion

Provisional Patent Conversion

If you have already filed a provisional patent application to protect your invention, you’re probably wondering how you can convert your provisional utility patent application into a non-provisional (regular) utility patent application. How to Convert a Provisional Patent Application into a Nonprovisional Patent Application? According…
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can you extend a patent?

Can You Extend a Patent?

The USPTO offers three different types of patents: utility patents, design patents, and plant patents. If you’ve successfully patent your invention or design, you might be wondering how to extend the term of your patent? We will answer this below. Utility patents and plant patents…
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Can perfume be patented?

Can Perfume be Patented?

Many inventors create new perfumes, so the question we want to answer today is whether they can patent the perfume they’ve created. Patents are intellectual property rights that grant inventors a monopoly over the invention for a limited period of time, usually 20 years from…
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Can you patent shoes?

Can You Patent Shoes?

If you’ve just finished working on a new shoe design, you might be wondering whether you can protect the design of your new shoes with a patent? The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) allows inventors of a new design to protect their design…
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can you patent a food recipe?

Can You Patent a Recipe?

If you’ve been toiling away in the kitchen, and you’ve created the absolutely best cheesecake or French chicken casserole, you might be wondering if you can protect your creation by patenting your awesome recipe? The USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) grants inventors (in…
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