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Patent Community - learn more about patents

KISSPatent Patent Community, where you can learn about patents and turn your ideas into profit!

KISSPatent Community

Learn more about patents and turn your ideas into profit!


How to get the most out from our Community

Our Community offers three things: resources, tests & quizzes and personal consultation options. 


Who can file a patent? What can be patented? How to prepare a patent application? How the patent application works? What is a provisional patent?

Why patents are business assets? What benefits you have with patents? How can you raise funds with patents? How can you enter new markets with patents?

How can you plan your patent application? How can patents help you stand out from the crowd? How can patents impact your sales and business performance?

We collected our videos where we share our knowledge around anything patent related under 2-minutes. Worth to visit, we have almost a hundred videos!

We receive many questions from our customers on patents. We collect the most popular ones and answer them publicly here within our Question of the Week series.

We have numerous ebooks that can help you on the road. We collect all of them here for you in our ebook library, where you can download them directly.

The 3 most common patent mistakes

Patents are an important form of idea protection, yet are often misused or done incorrectly. 

Patents are the most general way to protect your unique software idea. Done correctly, they are a valuable asset for your software startup, as well as a defense against copying. Done incorrectly, they are a waste of time and money – and can even cause damage.

At KISSPatent, we see a number of mistakes that entrepreneurs make over and over – so we collected the three biggest patent mistakes and how to avoid them.

The Biggest Patent Mistakes to Avoid:

Each of the below mistakes can be a patent-killer and can even damage your software startup. Fortunately, all of these mistakes are easy to avoid.

In no particular order:


Sounds bizarre, right? What does your business model have to do with your patent? Actually, it has everything to do with your patent. Your patent needs to protect your software business, so it should be written with your business model in mind.


If you don’t do a search, then you don’t know what is unique about your unique software idea.


Your patent needs to protect your software idea according to the problem that it solves, because this framework helps to define the uniqueness of your idea according to the patent rules.


These three patent mistakes are easy to avoid. With a bit of planning, you can create a strong patent by using your business model and the problem that your idea to solves to define what you want to protect – and the search to ensure that you are the first one to think of this idea.

Happy patenting!

Patents are tricky, but they can add up to $1 million to your software startup’s valuation. Are you ready to get started?