What is a Patent?
A patent is a property right granted by the government of the United States of America to an inventor “to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention throughout the United States or importing the invention into the United States” for a limited time in exchange for public disclosure of the invention when the application is published or the patent is granted. A patent legally protects technical inventions and improvements to technology, such as electrical devices like an imaging sensor, medical devices like a surgical knee implant, mechanical devices and processes like complex machinery, chemical compositions like pharmaceutical drugs, or machine designs that are new, unique, and usable in some type of industry.
A patent provides the practical benefits of safeguarding inventions and processes from other parties copying, making, using, or selling the invention without the inventor’s consent. The patent attorneys at TechLaw Ventures are here to assist you through the entire patent application process in securing meaningful patent rights that protect your valuable inventions and intellectual property.