Summary: In this episode, Craige Thompson characterizes the three phases of the patent life cycle before, during, and after the patent office. Craige introduces his perspective as a veteran patent attorney on how business executives should think about each phase of the patent process.

How The Patent Process Works
Many people have questions about what happens when you file a patent, and when the patent will be issued. We have created this simple Patent Process Flowchart for you, if you are wondering about the patent process or what happens after you have filed a patent application.