Can a patent be renewed?

Answer Patents are valid for 14 to 20 years, depending on the type of patent issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. While patent terms may be eligible for extension in some cases, they cannot be ... Read More »

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What is the difference between patent attorneys and patent agents?

Patent attorneys and patent agents both help inventors process patent applications, but only attorneys can represent inventors in litigation or legal transactions.The Role of Patent AttorneysAttorn... Read More »

How to Get a Patent on the Improvement of an Existing Patent?

Perhaps you've written additional code that works with an existing software program. Or you've added a feature to a kitchen tool, such as attaching a magnet to a cooking mitt. Regardless of what im... Read More »

Do patent agents need to be admitted to the patent bar?

Patent agents must be admitted to the patent bar in order to represent inventors. They are required by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to pass an exam showing they have necessary legal, scient... Read More »

Can one get a passport renewed the same day?

Americans with a expiring or expired passport can get a passport renewed in the same day if the passport is needed within two weeks of international travel. The U.S. Department of State recommends ... Read More »