Patent Concepts and Misconceptions

I am starting a series of short posts in an attempt to educate the public about patents. Each post will take a concept or a misconception about patents (or IP in general) and explain it a bit, perhaps with an example. For some lucky posts, my daughter Smadar will provide illustrations.
Hope you enjoy. Feedback welcome, including special requests (no guarantees).

Caveat – there are always exceptions. That is what professionals are for. Please do not take the posts as legal advice. They are not.