How to Patent Ideas

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How to Patent Ideas

If you have ever looked at the piles of patent applications that are filed every year, you will notice that many of them are filed by people who don't really have any great ideas. Many of these patent applications contain little more than generic blueprints and schematics. While it is possible to come up with an original product or design, many times the invention has simply been copied from another previous invention. While there are many great ideas that are produced by genius inventor's, there are thousands of others that have been thought up Invent Help by someone who just saw something else that was successful and repeated it.

This is why it can be so difficult to come up with new invention ideas. You see, while there may be hundreds of great ideas out there somewhere, if they have already been patented, you cannot use them in your own product or design. As a result, there is a tendency for greater inventors to leave their ideas for nothing. While there is nothing wrong with this, it does have a detrimental effect on future innovations. One way to prevent being so restricted is to obtain a patent application from a professional patent attorney.

Most business people will simply contact a number of different companies for ideas. If you are lucky enough to come up with an original product, then all you need to do is apply for a patent. Unfortunately, most patent applications are turned down. This is because so few business people understand how to fill out proper patent applications.

Most business people simply think that the invention is so great that they don't really need to get a patent. However, this is not always true. By submitting a full description and detailed drawings of the product or process, a patent applicant can demonstrate that their new invention ideas are indeed unique and can never be duplicated under any circumstances. Moreover, a patent can provide protection that will allow you to keep any potential competitors from benefiting from your work.

Patents are granted based on the legal theory that a product or process is new and not obvious in view of what others have done previously. There are two main elements that lead to deciding whether an invention is new: novelty and utility. The novelty refers to how extraordinary the invention is and the utility refers to how many individuals would find the new product or process useful. These two things must be proved beyond doubt in order for a patent to be granted.

It may be easy to see how difficult it can be to patent invention ideas. After all, it is obvious that an invention is one that someone would use or find useful. That is why most inventors say that they wrote down their idea before they built their prototype. However, even if a product or process is easy to build, it may not be useful. For example, it would be pointless to patent a hammock if nobody uses hammocks to relax on. In fact, you would probably be better off building a bicycle because it is easier to make than a hammock and you actually do need to ride a bike instead of just sitting on a hammock.

In addition, it may be difficult to patent invention ideas because some people will take your idea to the good heart and tell others of their own success with it, which can dilute the value of your work. Furthermore, the process of patenting a new invention could make money for the inventor, thereby reducing his expenses for developing and producing his new invention. Patent lawyers make money from fees paid to them by the patent office. They also receive a portion of the proceeds when the patent is granted.

Although it can be difficult to patent invention ideas, it is possible. If the invention was important and it turned out to be something that the public needs, then other people will look to profit from it. This will mean that as long as the invention is still new and can serve a real purpose, it should receive full patent protection. In fact, many businesses now produce many inventions that are considered to be "firsts", but their owners do not patent them, simply registering the new ideas with the USPTO instead.

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