How to Patent an Invention

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Published on May 31, 2016

Author: MarkThek


1. Mark Thek How to Patent an Invention

2. Introduction  Mark Thek has been president of Esterline Power Systems, a world leader in power distribution for more than 20 years. A physicist, engineer, and author of the upcoming book The Quantification of Human Emotion, Mark Thek has worked to develop and patent new technologies in military and space applications over the course of his career. Patents provide protection for intellectual property by granting exclusivity to the creator. Thus, they give incentive for invention. The legal protection of a patent in the United States lasts up to 20 years. Applying for a patent is a lengthy and costly process that requires legal expertise.

3. Patent an Invention  Inventors can submit applications for patents for new and useful machines, processes, articles, or substances to the United States Patent and Trademark Office. There are three types of patents in the United States: Utility, Design, and Plant. The application can take anywhere from six months to two years from start to finish. If an invention is sold, described in print or in public, or made available to the public, the inventor has only one year to apply before losing the opportunity to patent an idea. To learn more about obtaining a patent, visit

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