In the U.S., a patent gives the holder the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, offering to sell, and importing the patented invention. A patent does not necessarily provide the holder any right to practice a technology since it may fall under a broader patent owned by others. Instead, it provides the right to exclude others from practicing the claimed invention. Patent claims are the legal definition of an inventor’s protectable invention.
For detailed information on intellectual property and the patent process in the United States, visit the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Below you will find a general overview of URVenture’s preferred process for patenting technology. Note that the process, timeline, and costs will vary by case. If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact the IP team at firstname.lastname@example.org.