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Tips to Find New Patent Inventions

por michelle johnson (2017-11-23)

What is a patent issued for?
A patent is issued for an invention to the inventor, to have sole rights on the creation made either a design or a process. It is a grant that the government is offering to the inventor to exclude others from making or replicating the invention for a period of time.

For an idea to be patentable it must be useful- this is the primary criterion that the idea must be met with in order to obtain a patent. It should have a utility and capable of some beneficial use. It must be novel either completely or a significant improvement of an established procedure. If it is not so it cannot be patented. It should be non-obvious which means that the idea or the process invented need to be something different that a layman cannot replicate it. But at the same time it needs to be understandable. If it is not so it cannot be patented.

Why should one actually go for patenting?
The purpose of filing a patent is to stop others from replicating or reproducing and selling product which is actually your product to make profit. In the US once you disclose an idea completely either private or publicly the inventor has a time gap of one year to actually claim for patent. After a time gap of a year it is then a fair play for the invention to be part of anyone feather.

Tips that can help you through the patent process
It is always advised not to share your idea without any confidentiality agreement. Coz, inventing is exciting but if you disclose it to the open market it is an open resource for anyone around to actually replicate, leaving you with no recourse in the matter.

Research and seek an expert advice before actually applying for the patent process. This can be done by approaching a consult, with the growing awareness there are many consults online that are devoted to help inventors with innovative ideas and can actually steer you with the course. Many of such consults have patent attorneys as there staff and this can get that final professional touch to make your application go smoothly.

Make sure that the documentation is well planned and organized. Let it have all possible illustrations, drawings and drafts. Let it be more precise and accurate, this improves the chance of getting a patent.

A thorough research must be done prior you submit your idea to the patent office; make sure that the idea is novice.

Once you are sure with the plan of action and work done approach the patent office in US it is USPTO that issues the patent. The paper is scrutinized for all possible corrections several times and finally if you satisfy all the requirements you own it one on your name.

Concluding it is not a cake walk for one to get a patent it takes lot of patience and struggle to actually own one.


RCUBRCUBDeclaraci ticaAvs LegalCentre de Recursos per a l'Aprenentatge i la InvestigaciUniversitat de Barcelona