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Patent Hacks®: AI Powered Tools

The Future of IP is here

We are proud to announce that our AI-powered next generation of tools are here! Turn your invention disclosures into patents and verify your brand names are available and trademark them with the power of AI. Our AI powered tools are the next step in our journey to make intellectual property affordable and accessible for all. The perfect pairing to our Learning Center platform, our AI tools give you the option to expedite the process of preparing your patent and trademark applications. Want to learn more? Check out our demo videos below to see the tools in action! 

AI Powered Patents

We all know how complex and time consuming patents can be. So why not simplify the process? Our AI powered patent service turns your invention description, patent drawings, and prior art research into a completed patent application (abstract, specification, and claims). You can take that application and use our Learning Center to learn how to file with the USPTO, or partner up with an attorney and have them take you the rest of the way. Either way you will have saved tens of thousands of dollars by using our AI powered patent services to get started! 


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per application




Invention Info

Provide a detailed description of your invention and your patent drawings (if you have them). The more details the better!


Prior Art

Provide all of the most relevant patent documents you found during your research.


The AI Magic

Receive your AI generated patent application! Our tools will build a complete patent application that works around the existing IP you shared.

AI Patent Tool Demo Video

This document should be considered a first draft and you should thoroughly review it before submitting it to the USPTO. 

AI Patent Tool Demo Video

AI Powered Trademarks

What’s the scariest part of picking your brand name? The concern that someone else is already using it. No one wants to get into legal trouble, or have to start over from scratch. Let our AI powered trademark tool help ease your mind. We take you from start to finish through the entire trademarking process. Starting with an AI powered search to confirm that your brand name is available, and ending with a trademark attorney reviewing your application and submitting it on your behalf. All for a price that you can’t beat!


+ USPTO Fees ($250 per class)

+ USPTO Fees ($250 per class)


AI Powered Search

Enter your brand name and our AI powered search tool will let you know if it is being used in any current markets.


Application Info

Provide all of the necessary details for your trademark application. This can include your specimen, goods, services, classes, etc.


Trademark Filed

Congrats! Your trademark is being reviewed and filed by a registered trademark attorney.

AI Trademark Tool Demo Video
AI Trademark Tool Demo Video

AI Powered Prior Art

A quality prior art search is essential for anyone looking to protect their intellectual property effectively. A comprehensive prior art search will help you understand the existing landscape of inventions and technologies relevant to your IP. This allows you to develop a solid IP strategy, as well as helps in identifying potential obstacles or challenges that may arise during the patent application process. A thorough prior art search will also aid in ensuring that your IP is truly novel and inventive, potentially saving you time and money in the long run!


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per application





Select the type of search and jurisdictions you want to search within. The more options you select, the more comprehensive your search will be.



Provide all the most relevant details about your invention. What makes it unique? Describe its characteristics and functions.


The Results

Receive your complete prior art search results! Our team will compile a comprehensive list of results ready for use in strategy development and patent applications.


We want to make a difference

The Patent Hacks® Platform is designed by patent professionals with a collective 50+ years of experience in the patent industry. We experienced many of the same issues you are dealing with, expensive legal fees, complex IP concepts, and time-consuming research. We built the Patent Hacks® Platform to solve all of those problems and more.

Trevor Skene

Co-Founder & CEO

Kathryn Odland

Co-Founder & Executive Board Member

David Odland

Co-Founder & Executive Board Member




Learning Center Categories

Ch. 1 Importance

Ch. 2 Understanding A Patent Examiner’s Approach

Ch. 3 Preparations

Ch. 4 What to Look For

Ch. 5 Search Strategies

Ch. 6 Databases

Ch. 1 Importance 

Ch. 2 Professional Options (Finding Design Help) 

Ch. 3 Prototyping 

Ch. 4 USPTO Drawing Requirements 

Ch. 5 Common Practices 

Ch. 6 Drawing Options 

Ch. 7 Drawing Views

Ch. 1 Importance 

Ch. 2 Make Sure Your Invention is Patentable 

Ch. 3 Anatomy of a Patent 

Ch. 4 Preparations and Things to Consider 

Ch. 5 Using your Prior Art Search Results 

Ch. 6 Details, Details, Details! 

Ch. 7 Terminology and Non-limiting Language and Disclosures 

Ch. 8 The Art of Claiming 

Ch. 9 Claiming Strategies 

Ch. 10 Building Your Specification 

Ch. 11 The Perfect Abstract 

Ch. 12 Choosing the Right Title

Ch. 1 Importance 

Ch. 2 Filing Options 

Ch. 3 Utility Patent Application Requirements (USPTO) 

Ch. 4 Forms 

Ch. 5 Formatting Your Application 

Ch. 6 Filing Process


How It Works



Signup to gain access to the Patent Hacks™ Learning Center.


Perform a Prior Art Search

Learn how to perform a professional prior art search.


Prepare Patent Drawings

Learn how to prototype and prepare high-quality patent drawings.



Build your business and chase your dreams!


File Your Patent Application

Learn how to efficiently and effectively file a patent application.


Draft Your Patent Application

Learn how to prepare a professional-grade patent application.



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*A subscription to the Patent Hacks™ Learning Center costs $249.99 for the first year and $19.99 per month thereafter.

We Go Above & Beyond

Everything you need in one place

Easy to Use

We utilize a familiar "ebook" style layout so that everyone feels comfortable in our platform.

Patent-Specific Definitions

Throughout all of our content, you will find hover-over definitions for patent-specific terms so that anyone can understand what we are teaching.

Easy to Learn

We provide helpful resources every step of the way to make the learning process as simple as possible with 500+ visual aids (real-life patent examples, tables, PDFs), 50+ step-by-step guides, and 28+ templates.

Up to Date

We are constantly monitoring the USPTO for any changes or updates to the patenting requirements to provide you with the most update information.


We are constantly looking for new ways to optimize the patenting process for you. Anything we can do to make your life easier, we are working on it.


We are constantly monitoring the patent industry for new techniques, perspectives, and approaches that can help your patent applications become even more successful.




Common Patent Questions

If you’ve had that eureka moment, you’ll no doubt want to make sure that you’re protected by patent law before you start working on your idea.

However, it is worth discussing if you can even patent an idea.

The short answer to that question is no. If you are attempting to patent something that is just an idea, then it won’t happen. However, it is possible to patent an idea once it has become an invention.

So, how do you protect your idea?

Let’s explore these concepts and discuss how you should protect yourself when you’re creating something new and exciting.

Before finding out how to get a patent on an idea, you must understand the difference between an idea and an invention.

All inventions start with an idea. However, it is important to point out that not every idea is an invention, and that not every idea could be turned into one.

For an invention to be patented it needs to be patentable subject matter, useful, nonobvious, and original at the very least. It is not enough to say that you have come up with an idea for an invention, you would need to be able to show that it actually works.

For example, you could come up with an idea for a flying car, but unless you can demonstrate through your plans that you know how you would make the car fly, then your patent would not be granted.

It is essential that you know all about patents and how they work before you apply for one. It will save you time and money, and ultimately ensure that your invention is properly protected.For more on this please visit our Learning Center.

A patent allows you to register ownership of your invention. It is a property right granted by the federal government that allows you to prevent other people from making, altering, or selling your invention while your patent is active.

If you have a patent in place, it means that you can take legal action against anyone that steals or attempts to make money using your inventive concept(s).

In the United States, patents are looked after by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

However, the USPTO will only grant patents that meet a specific set of criteria.

Even if you have a useful and unique invention that is either a machine, process, manufactured items, or compositions of matter, you cannot get a patent if it is:

  • A law of nature
  • A natural phenomenon
  • An abstract idea

As long as your idea does not fall into one of these three areas, then it should be capable of being patented.

The criteria for each type of patent will differ, as will the length of time that it is active. In addition to differing timescales, there are also different maintenance fees associated with each type of patent.

From the date of the application, the utility patent lasts for a total of 20 years. To protect your invention for the full 20 years, you will need to pay maintenance fees throughout the life of the patent. This could be quite expensive; however, it is worthwhile for the protection it provides.

After the 20 years are up, it might be possible to extend the protection, however, this will depend on the circumstances. Extending a patent beyond 20 years is quite rare.

Design patents only last for 14 years from the date that the application is accepted. Unlike the utility patent, there are no maintenance fees attached to design patents.

While a design patent may seem like a cost-effective option, you should consider the fact that a design patent does not protect the function of the invention, just the aesthetics.

For plant patents, there is 20 years of protection, and there are no maintenance fees.

Once you have your invention patented, you might worry about manufacturers from other countries making copies of your invention. With the potential for lower-cost manufacturing, there would be a risk that these copies could really damage your sales.

Where do you stand with your invention’s patent internationally? Is there an international patent law?

Regrettably, United States patents will not protect your invention outside of the U.S. Although it could be argued that there are clear grounds for international patent laws, unfortunately, such a thing doesn’t exist.

Patent laws will differ between countries. There might be some universal aspects that apply to many countries, but not all of the points in United States patent law are applicable everywhere.

Researching the specific laws of the countries that you want to extend your patent to is essential.

There is, however, the Patent Cooperation Treaty . This makes the process of patenting your invention overseas a bit more straightforward.

The Patent Cooperation Treaty allows you to file patents across many different countries all at once through an international patent application.

If you are filing a patent in another country, you should keep in mind that you will need to pay maintenance fees for that country. This will vary, and you might have different tax obligations within that country.

With all of the complexity surrounding international payments and taxes, you should seek the assistance of an accountant.

While you cannot officially file a patent for a name, you can register a trademark for one.

Businesses often seek a trademark for the name of their company. A trademark can be filed through the United States Patent and Trademark Office and it protects your company name from being used without your consent.

However, this protection only applies for when someone is referencing your company, especially in situations where your company name contains common words. This is an important distinction because many companies use common words in their trademark, which means some overlap is possible.

It is difficult to patent an idea. You need to be able to prove that your idea can function and that you know how to make it meet its intended purpose.

In addition to this, there will be many other requirements that your invention must meet before a patent can be granted. This makes the process of applying for a patent both long and tedious. Not only that, but you’ll need to get your head around some tricky legal concepts.

Patent Hacks:Learning Center is here to help. With a wide range of resources, we can provide you with the information that you need to ensure your patent application is a success.