Beem Patent Video: Difference Between Patent Pending and a Patent Number

Chicago patent attorney Rich Beem explains the difference between marking your invention with “patent pending” or a patent number. Marking a product with “patent pending” means that you have filed a patent application and that can deter competitors from copying your invention since your patent could issue and your competitor would then be infringing upon your patent.

When your patent issues, it’s important to put the patent number on your product. Watch the video now to learn more.