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Tampa Bay Patent Attorney
Large corporations routinely employ entire
intellectual property legal departments because they realize that
the most effective way to maximize profitability on an invention is
to obtain patent protection.
a Great Idea?
What You Need to KnowThere is no better time than the present to patent your invention. Recent changes in the law could render your invention un-patentable if you wait until after you have perfected and successfully marketed your product before you apply for patent protection. Additionally, not submitting a patent application promptly leaves yourself vulnerable to the possibility that another inventor could submit a patent application for the same or very similar invention, rendering your invention un-patentable as well.
Submitting a patent application as soon as you have conceived of your invention is the best way to ensure that your invention receives the full infringement protection that comes with a United States Patent.
What Does a Patent do for You?A patent does not provide a patent owner with the right to use or market their invention, instead, it provides the right to the patent owner to exclude others from making, using, selling, offering to sell, or exporting the patented invention for the patent term.
Patents are Intellectual Properties that can be bought, sold, or licensed, therefore, if you have a useful patentable invention it is in your best interest to patent the invention, even if you have no interest in manufacturing or selling the product yourself. Once you have patented your invention, you can sell or license the intellectual property that you own for a profit.