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Filing for a Patent
How many times does this scenario happen: You have a great idea. You think you can make millions. You tell all your family and friends about it. The next thing you know, your great idea is being broadcasted on infomercials and some other guy is making millions off of your idea. In order to prevent this all-too-common situation, the answer is to obtain a patent immediately for your brilliant brain child.
A patent is the right to an invention that prevents others from inventing, copying, importing or selling your idea. A patent can be obtained through the United States Patent and Trademark Office USPTO. The idea must be new and non-obvious in order to obtain the patent. EFS stands for electronic filing system and is the USPTO’s website for online patent application. The process is fairly simple and the website walks you through each step of the form. Some people choose to hire an attorney to help with the paperwork involved in obtaining a patent, however the website is easily navigable and understandable for most people. Most patents, with the exception of plant patents, can be obtained here.
The first step is to understand what type of patent you need. Utility patents protect new processes machines and compositions. Design patents protect original ideas for ornamental designs. Plant patents protect new plant species that you discover or create. Once you know what type of patent your invention requires, all you need to do is simply visit the website to procure the safety of your invention for twenty years, in addition to the filing time. Once this procedure is taken care off you are completely protected. No one can copy an invention that is in the process of being patented or that has a patent.
Should You Buy a House or a Condo
A big debate these days is whether or not to buy a house, or buy a condo. Most of this debate comes from a lack of understanding about condos, and what they are. Hopefully, the following information will prove to be helpful.
Selling Your Home In The Winter
In many parts of the country, selling a home during the winter months can be a challenge.Dreary, cold weather and the end-of-the-year holidays can keep buyers away and heighten fears of your home staying on the market longer than expected.
Understanding Bridging Finance
Bridging finance, also referred to as "bridge loans" and "bridging loans", have nothing at all to do with re-constructing the London Bridge. Bridging finance is typically a short-term loan that a business uses to supply cash for a real estate transaction until permanent financing can be arranged. The word "bridge" conveys the fact that the loan is designed to get you over a temporary obstacle. A typical use for a bridge loan is to cover situations such as when a company needs to close on a new office building before having sold their old one. They would use the proceeds of the bridge loan to continue making payments on the old building until it is sold.
“Penny Wise and Pound Foolish”
This saying came to mind when reading my Icop newsletter. JLwas discussing things that Chuck and I talk about all the time. A couple of weeks ago while listening to Jim Edwards’ audio newsletter he ranted about the “psycho freebie seekers” love that name. Jim rants almost as well as Dennis Miller.
50 Surefire Business Card Tips
Business cards are one of the most powerful and inexpensive marketing tools you can use.Here are 50 surefire tips to make the most out of your business cards:
Federal Loans, Grants and Assistance
Investing in real estate for personal or commercial purposes will always be big business in the United States, and you now have the governments backing at your fingertips.
How to Get Fast Cash without Breaking the Bank
Many of us rack our brains for the perfect job or business opportunity to bring in extra cash. We think that we need to come up with some brilliant plan to earn the money for a nice vacation, down payment on a car or some extra cash for our kid’s tuition. Sometimes the perfect money maker is right beneath our very noses. Here are some quick tips to receive extra cash with the least amount of effort:
Finding Your Niche
Have you found your niche
Is "Earning a Living" Stopping You
Every year, people resolve that THIS New Year will be different: "This will be the year that I write that book, start that new venture, double my income, take more time off to spend with my family," and the list goes on and on. However, when people think about pursuing their dreams, they often squash the idea because it doesnt seem practical.
Internet & Mortgage Calculations
“You’ve been approved!” The words you have always wanted to hear when you filled out the home loan application. It swirls through your mind the opportunities and memories you will cherish in your new home. Before you even start shopping for a home it is best to understand in real terms what you can afford. Your income level may make it tight for you every month to make the mortgage payment if you purchase too much home.
When is the Best Time to Move
As Realtors, we are often asked, "When is the best season to move" This is a tough question, one we cannot answer for you. Most people are asking about price, do they fluctuate throughout the year NO. Just the number of homes on the market changes; of course the number of buyers changes as well. Hopefully this article will help you make this decision for yourself and your family.
Own Your Niche by Building a Niche Community
In 1997, David Steele was making the transition from a professional therapist to relationship coach. Part of his strategy was to become a center of influence and THE Relationship Coach for his community.
Cost of Living Analyses
If youve ever moved from the Midwest or the South to either coast, you realize just how different the costs of day-to-day living can vary among various U.S. cities. Many transplanted families pursue cross-country moves with the knowledge that their new hometowns will be more expensive. And many employers recognize that impending cost-of-living increase with a "cost-of-living allowance" -- a slight raise in salary so that an employee may maintain his or her current standard of living without having to tighten the purse strings upon arrival.
The Power Of Viral Marketing
You certainly know by now that the term "viral marketing" is not just another dot-com cliché. Quite the contrary, it describes the incredible, unmatched power of the Web to promote your business by marrying email to the traditional concept of "word-of-mouth."
The 9 Critical Steps To Success In Demolishing Your Money Worries For Good!
Articles on How to make money come a dime-a-dozen.How about a fresh, new perspectiveHeres a rather unique, untapped, revolutionary article about the 9 Simple Yet Powerful Steps You can use right now to Demolish Your Money Worries for Good,...for Life,...Forever!
How To Jump Start ANY Business
Typically it is said that when you open up a new venture, it takes fro 2 to 5 years of steady growth before you can call it a success.All things considered, this is true and because it is true, it is all the more important to do everything correctly, right from the start!So here are 7 guidelines on engagement for every business entrepreneur.
Can I Have Your Autograph
Being a celebrity means dealing with fan demands for autographs, ranging from polite and appropriate to rude and overbearing. One time Katherine Hepburn was performing on Broadway and tried to exit backstage through a crowd of jostling autograph hounds. Bodyguards helped her to her limo and once safely inside the very private star rolled down the window and shouted," Run em down! Well clean up the blood later!" The crowd scattered and the limousine sped away, pausing long enough for Hepburn to roll down the window and wave goodbye to her fans, accompanied by an evil laugh. Strangely enough, when she lived in Beverly Hills the seclusion loving Hepburn developed the habit of sneaking into her neighbors houses as a hobby. She became expert at climbing trees, avoiding alarms and dogs, and revealing herself just before her nervous neighbors called the police.
How Most Millionaires get to be Millionaires…
Why do so many people claim that money isn’t important Why is there this notion that wanting money somehow makes you an ill adjusted bad human being It’s such a strange thought pattern don’t you think
Naples and Southwest Florida Real Estate Is Hot!
There has never been a better time to Invest in Naples and Southwest Florida Real Estate!
A home business is by far the best way to support yourself if you just cannot stand working for others for less money than you need to survive.It’s also the best way to get out of a good paying job that just takes up too much of your precious short life working for someone else.
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