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Familiarize Yourself with the Patent Process

15 september 2020

Familiarize Yourself with the Patent Process

Having an invention idea is a good start, but it doesn’t mean that it necessarily deserves a patent. If you have drafted & developed something that can truly revolutionize the world, then you may consider taking it to the next step.


A patent is a title of ownership granted by the Government of a country, which gives its owner the right to prevent others from manufacturing, selling, InventHelp Patent  or commercially using the protected invention for a certain time. In return for obtaining the exclusive right, the inventor has the obligation to disclose the patented invention to the public, so that society can benefit from the new knowledge and technological development is encouraged.


Whatever the object of the patent is, it must comply with the so-called three patentability requirements:


• Novelty: Search the USPTO database to see if it’s a novel idea. This is the largest database in the world, so you are more likely to hit something with generic keywords.


• Inventive activity: It should not be obvious to an expert in the field, and does not advance and already well-known method.


• Industrial application: It must have an obviously practical utility.


Also, the invention must comply with the requirements of what is considered patentable subject matter based on the regulations of the country where the application is made.