What is a patent?

Patents have a long history in the United States, dating all the way back to the drafting of the Constitution. The U.S. Constitution allows Congress to grant patent protection in Article I, Section 8: “The Congress shall have power… to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to …inventors the exclusive right to their discoveries.” Read more

Patent FAQ

Patents are a form of personal property. The patent owner has the right to exclude others from making, selling, offering for sale, or importing into the U.S. the invention protected by the patent, unless they have the express permission of the patent holder to do so. Read more

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