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").
Patent Enforcement FAQs
Patent Protection Overview by Cooper Union
Written by: Sue A. Purvis, Innovation and Outreach Coordinator, New York City Region