Intellectual Property (IP) Overview
Only 3% of patents make money for their owners. (USPTO)
SBP will help to put you in that 3% category!
US Patent is a contract between the Federal government and the
inventor(s) in which the government conveys exclusive ownership of the
invention to the patent holder in exchange for full disclosure of the
invention. Patents are issued for apparatus, devices, methods, software
programs, genetic engineering, genetic engineering methods, compounds,
designs and business methods. A patent's Life Cycle is twenty years.
Applying for patent protection in other countries (in concert with the
international treaties) will provide virtually worldwide protection.
focuses on commercializing patents using the analytical tools and
marketing strategies in our Commercialization of Patent Assets
(COMPASS) system. We are not patent attorneys, but we do work closely
with them to add value for inventors. COMPASS can be aligned to the
needs of individual, inventors, small businesses, and large/high-tech companies.
Bringing Intellectual Property to Commercial Success!