Do I Need to Renew a Patent

Posted by Michael Shimokaji | Dec 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Question: Do I need to renew a patent?

Question Detail: If I file for a patent now do I need to renew it? Is there any duration for a patent to be in effect? Can my grandchildren still benefit for a patented invention that I have?

Answer: A patent lasts for 20 years. There is no renewal. You can transfer ownership of your patent to your grandchildren.

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Michael Shimokaji

Michael’s expertise includes the strategic development of patent and trademark portfolios. He identifies those patents and trademarks that are valuable to his clients by providing them with a competitive advantage. Then, Michael obtains patent and trademark registrations in the US and abroad.


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