This discussion addresses the relationship between patents and the market value of inventions, as well as the need to be skeptical of invention promoters and other matters of importance to first-time inventors. It also discusses the need for counsel in making outside submissions and the importance of getting prior art searches.
University of New Hampshire School of Law's Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property
IP Basics: Patenting Your Idea, IP BASICS (UNH Law, Franklin Pierce Ctr. For Intellectual Prop., Concord, NH), Jan. 1, 2015.
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