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What do I need to know about patenting a prescription drug?

Chemical formulations used to manufacture prescription drugs are much like other trade secrets in that they can also be patented. Two different concepts comprise this process: Patent and exclusivity. It's important that you understand how both work in terms of medications.

Key patent application tips

Applying for a patent may not be something you do often, but it's absolutely crucial for you to protect your invention. If you're thinking of starting a company based around that invention, the patent also protects your intellectual property so that you can profit off of it. This may give your new company much of its initial value. You do not want to make mistakes.

6 things you cannot patent

A patent is a very useful tool to protect inventions and other such developments. It ensures that the person who actually made that development has a right to it and cannot see their ideas stolen by a third party for profit when that third party did none of the work to create it in the first place. In this sense, patents are a way to drive innovation in the United States. For many companies, most of their value actually comes from the patents they hold.

How long will a patent last?

A patent grants you the exclusive rights to an invention or a product, and no one else can copy that design as long as you hold the patent. This may seem like a simple concept, but it is critical in the business world, where a company's entire value can be governed by the patents it holds and the ability that gives the company to produce goods for its customer base.

Explaining items that can be patented

Applying for and being granted a patent is not as easy a process as you might think. That's why it's important to do your research prior to applying for a patent. It's also a good idea to consult with an experienced intellectual property law attorney in Roseville, California, to have all of your questions answered. Let's take a look at the items that can be patented in today's post.

Will pot patents hold up in court?

Various states across the nation, including California, have legalized recreational and medicinal marijuana. This has opened the door for companies in the states to grow, manufacture and sell a variety of marijuana-based products. Many companies have even patented different varieties and forms of marijuana and marijuana-based products. The question is: Will pot patents hold up in court?

How do I research a patent?

The number of ideas and inventions a single human being can create is limitless. That said, countless ideas have already been created and formally patented with the U.S. Patent Office. No matter how "original" you feel your creation is — and you may have indeed come up with it all by yourself — if your idea has already been patented by someone else, you may be out of luck in terms of profiting from your creation. For this reason, before you apply for a formal patent, you'll need to do some research.

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