Patent Protection


A Guide to Filing A Design Patent Application

A Guide to Filing A Design Patent Application


Basics of Patent Protection

A patent grants inventors the right to exclude others from making, using, selling (or offering to sell) or importing their inventions throughout the United States for a limited period of time. To obtain a patent, the inventor submits his or her application to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (known as the "USPTO").

Basics of Patent Protection

General Information Concerning Patents


Patent Enforcement FAQs

Patent Enforcement FAQs


Patent Protection Overview by Cooper Union

Written  by: Sue A. Purvis, Innovation and Outreach Coordinator, New York City Region

Patent Protection Overview by Cooper Union