Requirements for obtaining a patent

Is a product, process or application new, inventive and industrially applicable, DOGIO Patents can help you apply for a patent. With a patent your invention is protected in the way that it enables you to stop other from commercially applying your invention. The advantages of a patent are, amongst other thins, that you add value to a product, can offer the invention through licensing and provide a level of security to a bank or investor.

Obtaining a patent, however, is subject to certain conditions. There are three basic requirements to obtaining a patent. One of these is the requirement of novelty. An invention can not have been made public or be known anywhere in the world prior to the patent application. Even if the inventor himself has been on a fair or exhibition himself, this qualifies as a disclosure, which can be harmful to the novelty aspect of a potential future patent application. Additionally the invention needs to meet the requirement of inventiveness. This simply means that the invention cannot be obvious to an expert in the field. The last requirement is the one of industrial applicability. The invention has to revolve around something that actually functions and is usable.

In case the invention meets all these requirements, the applicant of the patent obtains the exclusive right to produce, use, rent out, provide or otherwise trade the patented invention for his company. This right can be maintained for up to 20 years.

DOGIO Patents is happy to visit you personally to ascertain whether your invention is patentable en which possibilities this could over you. Additionally we can assist in mapping out the state of the art within your field to prevent infringement on the patents of others, but also to create a perspective on which possibilities are still open for innovation.

Read here about the possibility and advantages of a research into the state of the art.