The Basics

Linked Services

You can link your accounts from third party services to your Lens profile. We currently support LinkedIn and ORCID accounts. By linking your ORCID account you can automatically update your ORCID works with patents from recorded inventorships. Linking these services will…

Top Ten Facts about Patents

1. There is NO such thing as an international patent. There are “international applications” called PCT applications that need to be converted into national applications within a period of maximum 30 months in order to obtain a patent. Each country…

Patent Knowledge Quiz

The following 20 questions are designed to demonstrate key points about patents (see Top Ten Patent Facts) in a contextual framework. It is by way of encounters with real-life situations that the facts and theory of patent law and procedures are…

How To Read a Patent

In this section, we provide a roadmap of U.S. Patent No. 5,723,765 with explanatory text of the purpose and goals of each section. The U.S. patent is used as a model because of its well-ordered structure and because its format is similar…