a government authority or license conferring a right or title for a set period, especially the sole right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention
federal law requires patent examiners at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to help individual inventors who apply for patents without a lawyer's help. To obtain a patent, you need to: make sure your invention qualifies for a patent
Is your invention patentable. Conduct a search of prior art. File for a U.S. patent.