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Tips to Help You Calculate Market Potential

If you missed it earlier, here is a great article that offers some tips to help you calculate market potential.
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The Cost of Patenting an Idea

Once a patent is issued, issue fees become due: $960.00 for utility, $560.00 for design, and $760.00 for plant patents. Having successfully completed the application and being granted your patent do not terminate the financial obligations you have to maintain that patent. At 3.5, 7.5, and 11.5 years, fees from $1,600.00 to $7,400.00, must be paid to maintain your patent with the USPTO. Patent fees are subject to change from year to year, and it is advisable to consult the USPTO’s site for the year you wish to submit an application to confirm the most up-to-date fee schedule.
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How Do You Calculate Market Potential?

Once you begin compiling numbers, it may help to make inquiries with a professional that understands the language of marketing with data. Of course, there many formulas online for calculating profit margins and market penetration, so innovators can, in fact, make many assessments for themselves. The key is to perform this research as it can greatly inform the design process and the eventual marketing platform to come if the invention is to move forward.
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Infographic to Look at USA Innovation

Have you seen this infographic about the innovation index and the USA rankings compared to the rest of the world? Check out this infographic to see where the USA stands compared to other countries.
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Patent Application Forms

If you missed it earlier, here is a great article on explain which patent application form you should file for your new invention.
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Understanding The Invention Process

Occasionally a great idea comes along that was simply born great. More often, however, greatness is achieved through a process known as trial and error. Ideas for new inventions, in particular, require tweaks, revisions, and sometimes even complete changes. Once you understand that invention or the development of a new product is a process, you can approach that process step by step for a thorough approach for reaching the prototype stage with the essential protection of a patent.
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Which Patent Application For to File

Happy Valentine's Day! Hope everyone is enjoying their day with their special someone. Check out this article about which patent application form you should fill out.
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Plant patent application form ins and outs

If you have invented or discovered and successfully asexually reproduced a new and distinct variety of plant (excluding a plant found in an uncultivated state or a tuber propagated plant) you can apply for (and be granted) a plant patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). This patent can be granted to an inventor or their heirs or assigns and lasts 20 years from the date of filing the initial application. This patent protects the owner from the reproduction, selling, or use of the plant so reproduced.
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Which Patent Application Form Is Best for You?

Provisional and non-provisional applications, administered by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), are two options for people wishing to protect their inventions. The provisional application has a lower price point which makes it the more economically attractive option for a first patent filing in the U.S., while providing parity between U.S. and foreign applicants under the GATT Uruguay Round Agreements.
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From Thought to Reality: Bringing Your Great Invention Idea to Life

A great idea becomes even greater when you can make it a reality. Why try to do it all alone when there are resources created to help you see your idea transformed into an actual working product? You'll find that the fees associated with such projects are fair and that the experts are reliable. Helping inventors complete the patent, design, and prototype process is what they specialize in and many inventors would struggle needlessly without them.
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If You Missed This Earlier

Learn how to find out if your invention has been patented through this article.
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How Long Does Design Patent Protection Last

In this article, find out how long does a design patent protection last and answers to some of the most common questions about patents.
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Products That Can or Can't Be Patented

In this blog post, the author discusses things you can or cannot patent. Find out by visiting the blog post!
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Which Patent Form Do You Fill Out?

There are different patent forms and here are some tips to help you choose the one you need.
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Advice for Inventors Who Have an Idea

Do you have an idea for a new invention? Check out this blog post to help you get started with the next process.
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Tips to Filling Out Patent Application Forms

Check out this article on tips to fill out patent application forms.
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Learn How to Calculate the Market Potential for a New Invention

Calculating market value for any product is important, but for a new invention it can prove to be a necessity. Before investing in the patent process and prototype manufacturing process, it makes sense to understand the type of return for these efforts and expense. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/8300750
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In Case You Missed it Earlier

Here is a great article on how to find out if your invention has already been patented.
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10 Simple Inventions That Made Billions

Check out this blog to find out what are 10 simple inventions that made billions.
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How to Find Out If Your Idea Has been Patent

Before you try to determine if someone else has patented your invention, you might first assess whether your invention is patentable. The United States Patent and Trademark Office provides information that can help you determine if your invention can be patented (uspto.gov/inventors/patents.jsp#heading-3). Keep in mind that laws of nature or physical phenomenon cannot obtain a patent.
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Infographic on the Evolution of Invention in the Last 50 Years

If you haven't already, check out this infographic from Innovate Product Design.
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Where to Go, if You’re Looking for Help with Your Invention ideas

The pitfalls of launching an invention ideas can turn many a would-be inventor off the path before they’ve even market-tested their idea. Companies promising to help make an invention a reality abound, but sorting the wheat from the chafe can be daunting. Where do you go when you want reliable and trustworthy advice and guidance to take your idea from the kitchen-sketch to the store shelf? Find out in this article.
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