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What is the difference between a Patent Attorney and a Patent Agent?

What is the difference between a Patent Attorney and a Patent Agent?

This site uses the terms Patent Agent and Patent Attorney somewhat interchangeably.  However, there are differences between the two. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) requires that all individuals prosecuting patent applications be registered with the Office. (Though there is an exception that allows an inventor to prosecute his own application.) The USPTO [...]

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What is a Patent?

The short answer is that a patent is a right to exclude others from making, using, or selling a particular invention for a limited time. I’ll say that again, and shorten it: A patent is a right to exclude. Note the negative, not positive, language of that statement. It’s important to understand that a patent [...]

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