USPTO introduces new Patent Basics webpage

The complexity of the patent application process may be a barrier for novice inventors. The USPTO’s Council for Inclusive Innovation (CI²) revamped Patent Basics webpage to “demystify the patent process, enabling new innovators to make informed decisions and further broadening the innovation ecosystem by bringing more ideas to market,” said Kathi Vidal, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO.

This updated resource provides users with helpful information and resources about patents and the patenting process. The Patent Basics landing page serves as a central hub, providing valuable information about U.S. and international patents to users. For topics requiring a deeper dive, the landing page will help direct users to relevant resources.

To access the Patents Basics webpage, visit USPTO