PATENT ADVICE & PATENT COST INFORMATION
WHAT IS A PATENT?
WHY PATENT A PRODUCT?
A granted patent provides a monopoly over the idea and so prevents all competitors from creating imitation or similar products that use the idea.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PATENTING, BENEFITS, AND COST
Although patents are very important they are not applicable to every project. Sometimes it is not possible to obtain a patent on your idea and sometimes there are other more relevant forms of protection from which you could benefit. See our page – Vital Information.
HOM MUCH DOES IT COST TO PATENT AN IDEA?
HOW DO I APPLY FOR A PATENT?
To apply for a patent you must draft the specifications covering all the relevant sections and attach this to a completed Form, to be sent to your patent office. See Idea Protection – Patent Application
Innovate Product Design is not a law firm, but a product design firm, with a wealth of design experience of what makes for commercial success of an idea. At Innovate we understand the requirements of individual inventors and tailor our range of services to suit their budget. Innovate can help draft a specification for a patent application. We recommend always, however, to involve a Patent Attorney to deal with patent matters as they can be complex.
Innovate stress to clients that all disclosures made before employing a Patent Attorney should be kept confidential and that there must be no offer for sale or public use of an invention as this may jeopardize obtaining protection for an invention.
With over 20 years of experience, innovate helps individuals determine whether their new product ideas and inventions could lead to commercial success.