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  • Patent law distinguishes between ideas and inventions--ideas are not patentable, whereas inventions are.  However, both of these terms are "terms of art", which means that they have acquired special meaning in a legal setting.  In this...

    September 11, 2011 | Patrick Richards

  • Patrick Richards explains that, while you do not necessarily need a patent to sell your invention, if you plan on selling the intellectual property rights associated with your invention (for example, licensing of computer software), you realistically...

    June 4, 2011 | Patrick Richards

  • In this article, Patrick Richards informs inventors of what they can expect from the patent application process. He explains what happens while you prepare your patent application (with the help of a patent attorney), how you can file your patent...

    June 4, 2011 | Patrick Richards

  • Patent seekers have options for securing a patent on their invention. In this article, Patrick Richards explains which of these options might best protect your invention. The first choice a patent applicant faces is whether to file a design...

    June 3, 2011 | Patrick Richards

  • Because Patrick Richards is a patent lawyer, potential clients often ask him whether they can patent something which they have invented. In this article, he provides some guidance to people with this question on their minds. Mr. Richards explains...

    June 3, 2011 | Patrick Richards

  • My top suggestion for what clients can do to help reduce their legal costs is to work with an experienced attorney.  An experienced attorney can quickly identify your critical issues and steer you away from wasting time and money on less...

    April 11, 2011 | Patrick Richards

  • In "How much does a patent cost?" I cover in detail the expenses for a typical patent application, and also provide examples of what a typical intellectual property law firm would charge you to file a patent.   I am not a typical intellectual...

    February 18, 2011 | Patrick Richards

  • Patrick Richards of Richards Patent Law, a Chicago, Illinois, intellectual property law firm, explains what a patent is, what benefits it confers to the holder(s) of the patent, and what makes certain patents effective versus less effective. -...

    February 15, 2011 | Patrick Richards

  • Intellectual property does not provide value in and of itself, but derives value from the rights bestowed on the holder. Patrick Richards explains how to draw as much value from the strategic advantage of preventing competitors from copying or...

    September 8, 2010 | Patrick Richards

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