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Patent Pandas Terms


Patent Pandas was born out of our desire to create an educational resource about patent law that’s easy to understand. As much as we’d like to be helpful, we want to make sure you’re aware of three things:

Patent Pandas isn't a comprehensive guide to patent law. As much as pandas can help us learn, we can’t guarantee that Patent Pandas is 100% accurate. We’ve done our best to collect the most current information, but it’s important to remember that we’re inventors, not lawyers! The law changes from time to time, and we don’t want you to rely on this information to your detriment.

Also, even though you can get a patent all over the world, this site covers U.S. patent law. If you’re hoping to patent your invention in another country, amazing! We encourage you to look for resources on patent law in those countries.

We’re not your lawyers! This is what our lawyers call a disclaimer. We created Patent Pandas to provide general information, not specific legal advice. Since we don’t know the details of your situation, we can’t ensure that we’re providing you with the right information (here are some (free!) resources that might help though!). Just remember that we’re thrilled that you visited us, but browsing our site doesn’t create an attorney-client relationship between you and us, the authors.

Terms of Service

You’ve probably seen Terms of Service agreements in other places. This Terms of Service is an agreement between you and us. When you visit Patent Pandas, you agree to this Terms of Service and to our Privacy Policy. If you don’t agree with the Terms, it’s simple – don’t use our site! We may revise and update the Terms from time to time, and when we do the changes take effect immediately when we post the new version.

Some sites have long Terms of Service agreements, but ours is short because our site is fairly simple (and we’ve got other stuff going on—so many things to make!). We’ll cut right to the chase: you agree not to hold us legally responsible for any damages that may arise from your use of (or inability to use) our site, and you indemnify us and our partners and affiliates for any claims or costs of any kind (including attorneys’ fees) that we or they incur as a result of your use of our site. Also, we can’t be responsible for anything you find on sites we link to. We’ve tried to link to sources we think may be helpful or interesting, but when you click on a link to another site, what happens after that is between you and them. We don’t have control over other sites; you’ll be subject to whatever terms and privacy policies they have in place; and you visit them at your own risk.

Privacy Policy

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to let you know how Patent Pandas collects and uses your data.

We used Squarespace to build Patent Pandas. Squarespace is great (not an ad)!* Building this site was easy and fun, and we have some great tools to help us understand which parts of Patent Pandas are the most helpful to you and other visitors. Patent Pandas collects information in two ways:

  • Directly from you when you provide it to us through the Contact page form.

  • Automatically as you navigate through the site. As you interact with Patent Pandas, Squarespace helps us collect information about your actions and about you, including the pages you visit and your IP address, operating system, browser type, the site you visited before coming to Patent Pandas, and your general location.

Squarespace uses that data to provide us with analytics about the site, which are fun for us to see. We won’t ever sell or share your information with a third party.

*Squarespace is (mostly) great! Squarespace also has some downsides. In order to get that helpful information, Squarespace stores data on your computer. These pieces of data are called cookies (not the yummy type). A lot of websites use cookies, and they’re not necessarily a bad thing. But we get it – the idea of someone tracking what you’re doing is scary! If you don’t want Squarespace to place cookies on your computer, there are ways you can block them.