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May 24, 2015

What can you Patent

What Can You Patent? What Can’t Be Patented? One of the most important parts of the invention process is ensuring that your idea or invention is unique and cannot be copied. Protecting your idea or invention is often done through a patent. To be able to patent something, an idea must be new or novel, involve an inventive step and be non-obvious. What exactly does non-obvious mean? Non-obvious means that your idea must not be blatant or a “given” to someone within the same industry based on their experience or knowledge. In other words, it has to be a truly […]
May 29, 2012

What can you patent?

To be able to patent something your idea needs to be new (novel), involve an inventive step and be non obvious. Certain countries have exclusions on things being patented such as nuclear bombs. In general a patent will be granted for an invention as long as it is: New or Novel Involves an inventive step Is capable of Industrial / useful application 1. New or “novel” The invention must not have been made in public in any way, anywhere or before the date on which the application for a patent is filed. 2. Involves an inventive step This step must not […]
May 27, 2012

Target sale price for your invention

There are many different ways of coming up with a sale price, however I prefer to assess a product using the following steps below. The way to determine a good target sale price will depend on a number of factors: How novel is your idea? What is your target audience? How much can you get the product manufactured for? How much is packaging of the product? How much does shipping cost? How much marketing do you need to do? Are you going to sell through retailers? How novel is your idea? Very important in choosing a sale price because simply, if your […]
February 23, 2012

Do you qualify for a patent?

Here are steps to check to see if you qualify for a patent. Your idea / invention is not one of the following – a law of nature, physical phenomena or abstract. Your idea / invention is not one of the following – literary, musical, dramatic or artwork. These are possible to be copyrighted not patented. Is you idea / invention useful? Does your idea / invention cause offense to anyone else. Is your idea / invention novel? This means no one else has come up with the invention before you did. Is there a patent pending for you idea / invention? Is […]