The Patent Process
A patent is a protected foundation for your innovation. Done properly, it’s also an important investment in your business.
Legally speaking, a patent prevents others from infringing on your invention in the marketplace. But getting a patent can be complicated. That’s why we pride ourselves on smoothly guiding you through this process. In this video series, we’ll outline the entire patent process. We’ll clearly explain how we can help. We’ll also give you some tips that will position you for success in getting across the patent finish line.
Is Your Idea Novel and Non-obvious? | 2.51
You already know that to patent something, it needs to be different. But how different does it have to be to qualify for a patent? In this third video, Rich discusses the basic criteria for patentability.
In general, for an idea to be novel it must not be in the marketplace already. But it also must not be an idea that is obvious to those of ordinary skill within the same field as your ideas. This means if your idea is simply a small change to an existing idea, it probably will not meet the non-obvious requirement.