It’s funny how many times I’ve heard someone say ‘you should patent that idea’.
Here’s the deal: in order for an invention to be considered for a utility patent it must be a new and useful process, machine, article of manufacture, composition of matter, or improvement on any of the aforementioned, in addition to the following basic criteria:
- New and Novel: The invention must be the first of its kind in the world. It must be different from what has been used or described before, including improvements to existing patents.
- Utility/ Useful: The invention must have a useful/practical function, ‘work’ or ‘do something’.
- Inventive/ Show Ingenuity: The invention has to be inventive, show ingenuity and be a development or improvement on existing technology.
Patenting the mere idea or thought of your invention is not possible. For example, you couldn’t be granted a patent on the IDEA or concept of a time machine unless you had actually invented a time machine that worked.
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