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What a Patent Is:
A patent is an inventor's deed to his or her invention. It gives the inventor the legal right to restrict others from manufacturing, importing, exporting, or offering for sale the inventor's idea.

Property Protected by a Patent:
Inventions, discoveries and creations of any new useful process, machine, manufacture or composition of matter or any new and useful improvement thereof may be protected by a patent.

Typical type of items that may be protected by Utility Patents are:
machines, tools, toys, electronic devices, computers, computer programs, games, chemical formulas, articles of manufacture, and an infinite variety of apparatus, devices, systems, etcetera.

Typical type of items that may be protected by Design Patents are:
shapes of articles, fonts, dolls, toys, jewelry, tools, parts, castings, sculptures, the ornamental appearance of an infinite variety of items, etcetera.

Property Protected by Copyright:
Written works, such as books and articles, as well as drawings, paintings, audio recordings, and videos are usually not eligible for patent protection, but usually are eligible for copyright protection. If you are unsure if your idea is the subject of a patent or a copyright, feel free to call my office at 1-800-242-9853, and I will help you determine what type of protection is best for you. I am happy to assist in protecting ideas subject to copyrights as well as patents.

Average Cost at my office:
Between $1,600 and $2,400 for a complete Design Patent application, and between $3,000 and $7,000 for a complete Utility Patent application. This typically includes coreographing Drawings suitable for filing, Legal and Technical specification and all necessary Formal Papers required for filing by the U.S. Patent Office in order to achieve a Patent Pending status. An optional Preliminary Patentability Search is suggested and available for an additional fee.

Duration of Patent:
Utility - 20 years from filing date. Design - 14 years from issuance date.

Area of Coverage:
Country of Filing.

Generally not, only in very special cases.

Richard L. Miller, P.E.
Registered Patent Agent
12 Parkside Drive
Dix Hills, NY 11746-4879

1-631-499-4343 or 1-800-242-9853

Richard L. Miller - U.S. Registered 1972, Registration #26,309
Richard L. Miller - Registered in Foreign Patent Offices
Carl Miller - U.S. Registered 1926, Registration #12,244 (Deceased)

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