How do I put my patent pending on my resume?
You can list a pending application on your resume provided you indicate that it is not yet granted/issued by saying it is pending.
What percent of patent applications are approved?
What if a patent already exists?
no. If an idea has been turned into an invention and is already known in the market, then it’s no longer patentable. Whether it’s been patented already or not doesn’t matter. Patents are granted for novel, non-obvious and useful inventions whereby ‘novelty’ means that the invention is not known..
How do I know if my invention already exists?
One way of checking whether or not your product or idea has already been invented and patented by somebody else is to consult the EPO’s free search service Espacenet. The database contains more than 110 million patent documents – most of them patent applications rather than granted patents – from around the world.
How long is a patent pending good for?