Although primarily targeted at academic researchers, anyone who has developed a better or safer tool or approach can make use of the information and helpful tips. The Guide's straightforward, jargon-free language and clear examples identify the key steps to consider and provide answers to questions such as: How do I decide whether or not to get a patent? How can I protect my idea or invention? And, what are the alternatives to patenting and licensing my invention?
While the Guide does not replace legal counsel, it does provide an overview that can help you get started.
Before the world beats a path to your door, you may want to take advantage of this free resource to protect your invention and your options.
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