Can an inventor obtain a patent to protect his or her idea?
Patent laws protect inventors from having their ideas or products stolen. To get an idea patent, you can contact a patent attorney in your area.
Lincoln created an invention to free a stuck riverboat from a sandbar. As the inventor, he had the right to patent his idea.
Once a patent is issued, nothing else needs to be done to protect it. The patent holder is the holder, that is it. That is why they are important anytime somebody has a unique idea.
Ideas cannot be protected.
A patent is a deal struck between the inventor and the government. They get first crack at exploiting it if it is of national importance like a weapons system. In return the patent allows the inventor to exploit his idea and reap the rewards without others copying his idea. If someone does copy it he can take them to court with a strong case.
One can protect a patent idea in the European Union via application submitted to The European Union patent, formally know as European patent. Find as many details as required by searching "European Union patent" on the Wikipedia web page on the internet world wide web.
The US Patent and Trademark Office.
If you have a good idea for an invention what agency of the government should you contact to protect the ownership of your idea?
In the United States ~ US Patent Office
A patent is a "property right for an invention granted by a government to the inventor. A United States patent gives inventors the right "to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling their invention throughout the United States or importing their invention into the United States" for a limited time. In exchange for public disclosure of the invention when the patent is granted and for fees paid to the United States." From… Read More
Are there ways you can legally protect your rights to an idea to enhance a product for an existing company that you don't work for?
You could apply for a patent. Contact the US Patent Ofiice for information on how.
Yes, you can sell your idea without a patent. A patent is a right granted by the government to exclude others from making, using, selling, offering for sale or importing your invention. You do not need to have a patent in order to sell your idea. The purchaser may desire to file a patent. You may also decide to protect your idea using trade secret laws (like the recipe for Coca Cola). Please be sure… Read More
Yes, landlords should obtain insurance to protect their property. It is always a good idea because it will protect their property and insure that if something happens to it, it will be fixed.
Alexander Bell is the inventor of an improved telephone in 1875. Several people had the idea of the telephone, but Bell is the one who finally got a patent on it.
Get it copyrighted. In addition or as an alternative to copyright protection, one might seek protection through means of a patent. Some ideas might not be able to receive the necessary statutory protection of a copyright or a patent, in which case, other means of protection include treating the idea as a trade secret and making sure, through contracts, to protect the proprietary nature of the idea.
John Standard improved the design for the refrigerator with a patent in June of 1891. Standard was an African American inventor who lived in Newark, New Jersey. He also patented an idea to improve the oil stove.
It would be smart to get a provisional patent first. They are inexpensive and can be useful for two reasons. Reason number one, they are a patent an will protect your idea. Reason number two, it is much faster to acquire a provisional patent than it is to apply for a registered patent.
Some inventors did not even complete grade school when they began, others had multiple doctorate degrees before they began. I have even heard of some inventors without any formal education at all. There is no fixed educational requirement, the only requirement to be an inventor is to have a unique and novel idea about how to do something. You don't even have to patent it (unless you want to consider marketing or licencing a product… Read More
United States Patent and Trademark Office www.uspto.gov 800-786-9199
How can i trust someone of my idea if i dont have it patented i eventually have to let them know everything anout it cause i dont have the money to patent?
Ideas need to be patented to protect them from being stolen. There is not really any legal way to prove that the idea was not the other person's if they steel it unless there is a patent.
No! An inventor can be anybody with any occupation (or none at all!). All a person needs to become an inventor is an idea, which is usually followed by a Patent Application. If your invention requires "electronics", you can hire people who specialize in that field to do that part of the work for you. For anyone interested in inventing or the patent application process, Nolo publishes a wonderful book called Patent It Yourself; it… Read More
That would be the Patent and Trademark Office. You can find most of the necessary forms and information on their website.
To protect the product, manufacturing method or idea from being copied and used without rewarding the person or entity that made the invention.
Depending which country for the specifics, however, yes you can patent an idea, philosophy or concept. It can be patented or copyright protected as intellectual property. Intellectual property is easier to protect if you have it published in a journal, magazine, book or paper.
Isnt it called a patent Patent
There are many ways one can find out about information on obtaining a patent on an idea. This includes obtaining the help of a patent attorney or asking in forums.
You have an idea for an educational computer program but you are not a program designer can you patent your idea for the game or do you have to first make the program before seeking a patent?
The U.S. has a 'working provision' patent law that requires you to exploit a patent or forfeit the patent. Second, patents are really expensive.
The nuclear bomb was developed by a team of more than 160 scientists working on related projects, and partly based on work of many others. That was development, Leo Szilard is the legal inventor of the fission bomb. He came up with the idea while crossing a street in London in 1933 and filed a patent for it in 1934 (British patent 630,726). Implementing the patent did not become practical until 1938 when Otto Hahn… Read More
Apply for a patent on the idea. You can check with a patent attorney, or Google "Patents", which should steer you in the right direction.
No, you cannot patent an idea or concept. You can only patent an invention, which may be one way to USE the concept or idea. Copyright provides no protection at all for any "idea, procedure, process, system, method of operation, concept, principle, or discovery..." 17 USC § 102(b). The best way to protect a raw idea (not yet an invention) is by keeping it confidential, such as a trade secret.
If you have an idea for an invention, you can try to patent it. This is a complicated process and is not free, so you should consult a patent attorney. In parallel you should build a prototype to demonstrate the idea. Once you have a patent, you can try to sell the idea to a company that produces similar items, or start your own company.
One can apply for a Patent when his idea is new and he wants to pursue that idea to make a business but afraid of copycats. In such case he can apply for Patent and then he can be sure that if somebody copies his idea, he can go and sue them with his Patent. There are mainly two types of patents: 1)Utility Patent: If your idea is technical in nature for example a software… Read More
it means with someone steals our idea they they can not do that and get noticed for it you will
You need a patent to be officially credited for an invention. Also with a patent, no one can use your idea without permission. That is why scientists rushed to do patents, so the person who knew what they did wouldn't steal the blueprints or whatever and sell it to make money,
Patent is when a person invents an idea or product and in order to make it their own so that no one else can use it, they apply for a patent. This insures that only the person who originated the idea may use or profit off of it.
You will want to visit the official Patent and Trademark office online to see if your idea has been patented first then apply for a patent.
You can typically patent an iPhone application. However, keep in mind that you cannot patent an idea but you can patent software. Review the US Patent and Trademark information and it should help: see related link
Patent laws are pretty much the same no matter what country you live in, but nothing is cast in stone. I'll give you an example. The Pant Saver Mat used in most cars was patent pending, yet another company came along with an idea similar to the Pantsaver mat, put their product on the market, no patent pending and sold for millions of dollars. However, when the original inventor of the Pantsaver mat got his… Read More
No; ideas are not copyrightable, and products are protected by patent and/or trademark as applicable. Added: Since the question was not answered by the above contributor. . . Copyright laws protect the intellectual work that was produced by those who created it.
It's called a "patent" :)
Yes it is possible, you just need to make a sketch and describe your idea then hand the form to the patent office, a lot of patents now are only ideas.
If an individual is seeking a way to patent his or her ideas, this can be accomplished by finding a legitimate patent company that will assist in getting your idea checked and patented for a fee. These companies can be found in the local directory or online, but do the research, some companies or not trustworthy.
Sure, why not? I would think it just has to be a decent idea, with a Prototype to prove it.
If you have an idea that you think will sell big you need to protect it. If it is an idea for an invention you may need to take out a patent. When you purchase the patent you will be able to sue anyone who copies your idea. If you show your idea to someone before you patent it they could copy it and get a patent before you do - then it could cost… Read More
What is is a possible consequence of revealing an invention to the outside world before filing for patent protection?
Someone can steal your idea, and patent it.
Patents and copyrights protect a person's works and ideas. Copyrights basically are a claim on the idea/work you have created, so long as it hasn't been taken. However, you will want to file a patent because it is a bit more official and doesn't have a time limit, unlike the copyright. Neither copyright nor patents protect the idea. Copyrights protect the expression of the idea and patents protect the method or implementation of an idea… Read More
As far as I understand from the Answers page on copyright (see related links section), you cannot copyright an idea. Copyrights are for "works", i.e. the text that describes the idea. To legally protect an invention you must file a patent, which is a very expensive and time-consuming process.
No; patent applications require a great deal of information that would not be known until design is complete.
Abraham Lincoln. He received a patent in 1849 related to an idea he had about preventing ships from running aground.
Getting a patent can allow you to recoup the cost of developing your idea instead of handing it over to competitors for free.
Copyright only protects the expression of an idea, but a patent protects the idea itself (assuming it's an invention or process). You can write about, paint, or take a picture of a machine, but anyone can build it and sell it. But if you patent it, you have the exclusive right to build and sell it.