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1. I have an idea. Now what?

2. When should I file a patent?

3. What type of patents can I file?

4. When should I file a utility patent application?

5. Do I need a prior art search?

6. Can I prepare my own patent application?

7. How do I file a patent application?

8. What help is there for inventors to monetize a patent?

9. What to expect after filing a patent application? 

10. How long is it going to take to get a patent?

11. What if I want to file a patent application in a country outside the U.S.?

12. How much is it going to cost to get a patent?

13. Is my invention patentable?

14. What happens after I receive a notice of allowance?

15. How do I know if someone is infringing my patent?

16. How can I be sure that I am not infringing someone's patent?

17. How do I choose the right firm to work with?  What about invention promotion firms?

18. Patent application average cost?

19. Patents how long to get?

20. Should an inventor prepare his own specification?

21. What are post allowance and maintenance fees?

22. What kinds of patents are there?

23. What to do if my patent is being infringed?

24. When can I expect a first office action?

25. Why file continuation after notice of allowance?

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