How to Apply for a Patent

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The best place to go to apply for a patent is the Web site for the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Find out the difference between patents, trademarks and copyrights with help from a certified civil mediator in this free video on law and legal questions.

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You have recently invented something and you want to consider getting a patent and you're not sure how much that costs or what's involved or whether you can do it yourself or whatever, but you know that you need to look into this. Hello, I'm Robert Todd, and I'm here to answer the question: How to apply for a patent. Well, probably the best place to start is to go on the Internet to the offices and the website of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. They have a website that delineates the difference between patents, trademarks and copyrights, and it's very extensive and it's designed so that an individual can basically apply for a patent online. However, if after you are on this website, you feel like you're really not comfortable with the terminology or you're really not comfortable with the process and procedure, we would strongly urge you to consider hiring the services of a certified patent and trademark attorney. These individuals regularly assist individuals in applying for patents and can assist you. It is well worth your time and money. Thank you. I'm Robert Todd.

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