New Marketplace episode covers the basics of patents

American Public Media’s Marketplace radio program has recently released a show about the basics of patents: Want to patent your invention? Here’s what you need to know.

The episode answers five fundamental questions about patents and patenting, including:

  • What are the different types of patents?
  • Are patent resources available for independent inventors?
  • What are the costs for a patent?
  • How popular is patenting?
  • What is the typical time from patent application to first ruling?

This episode provides a great overview of patenting. Listen/read here.


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