It depends. Depending on the complexity and technology some simple mechanical patents have wide ranges. Call Steven Stewart, LLC today for a consultation.
For an invention to have a patent it has to be considered novel and non-obvious. To find out if there are any prior disclosures or patents, I will conduct a prior search to find an answer.
The average time it takes to get a patent is 22 months.
Patents prevent others from marking or selling an invention while trademarks protect the words, phrases, symbols, logos and other devices used to identify the source of goods/services from competitors.
A U.S. utility patent will last for 20 years from the date the patent application is filed. A design patent is generally granted protection for 14 years from the date the design patent is granted.