Patents?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by jeaucamom, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    Has anyone here every applied for a patent before or know anything about the process?
     
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I have never applied for a patent but that link has everything you need to know. Your idea must be novel, non obvious, and basically not a prior art. Now if I was not working on a mock NIH grant, which is due in under 9 hours, I could probably tell you more from what I've learned in class.... but I have an exam in 9 hours... too... From the biomatierals side of patent stuff, it is a very expensive to get a patent. But of course, Iyou're probably not trying to patent the next artificial hip or joint replacement.

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  4. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    jeaucamom, are you trying to patent a bionic chicken? Or maybe an X-Chicken that mutates into a super layer?! JK, Good luck with that patent! God luck on the NIH grant too silkiechicken, worked on and out of those and OSAP grants before. Darlene
     

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