Patents and Trademarks
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office keeps records of inventions submitted by the public. These records are filed to protect the rights of the inventor. If you have an invention or idea and would like to apply for a patent or trademark, you must follow certain steps.
- Read the information and instructions regarding patents and trademarks at uspto.gov/patents/resources/general_info_concerning_patents.jsp
- Following the instructions for filing at uspto.gov/web/patents/howtopat.htm
- Patent article from Cornell University Law School law.cornell.edu/wex/Patent
- Patent It Yourself by Nolo Press, 2014