Category Archives: Patent

Can You Protect Your Culinary Creations with a Patent?

Whether you’ve developed an innovative food processing technique or concocted a delectable new recipe, it’s worth considering safeguarding your hard work with a utility patent. A utility patent is one of the most effective ways to protect your intellectual property, granting you exclusive rights to use, manufacture, sell, or import your invention for a certain […]

Can I Patent a Recipe?

One of the most common questions I receive at is whether recipes can be protected by any form of intellectual property. People often wonder if they can patent a recipe or how to go about it. Determining Patentability To determine if something is patentable, several requirements need to be considered: Is the invention patentable […]

How To Sell A Patent

A patent is an important document which grants ownership to an invention. However, simply owning a patent won’t generate a dime for the inventor. To profit from your idea, you must sell the patent, license usage rights, or market the product yourself. Months of tinkering and experimenting have turned your idea into a viable product. […]

How Much Does it Cost to Obtain a Land Patent?

Understanding the Process of Acquiring a Land Patent When the United States government acquired land through purchases or treaties, these lands became public lands. The states established within these areas were referred to as public-land states. Subsequently, the US government sold this public land to private individuals or firms through land patents. To obtain a […]

Can You Extend the Duration of a Patent?

Understanding Patent Term Limitations U.S. patents are granted for fixed terms and generally cannot be extended. Let’s explore the specifics: A U.S. utility patent has a term of 20 years from its initial effective, non-provisional U.S. filing date. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) may grant extensions for Patent Office delays during the application […]

The Story of Patent Leather: Glossy, Resilient, and Affordable

What is patent leather? Patent leather is a type of coated leather known for its glossy, lustrous finish. It is instantly recognizable and boasts a range of unique qualities. The leather’s flexibility, softness, and low-maintenance nature can be attributed to the coating applied to it. Traditionally oil-based, the coating is now commonly made from a […]