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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 top 3 patent requirements

An idea can only be protected by a patent if it meets certain requirements.

First, the idea needs to be in a patentable category.

Second, your idea needs to be different from what has been done before.

Third, you can’t wait too long to file for a patent.

ONE – IS YOUR IDEA IN A PATENTABLE CATEGORY?

Software and hardware are in a patentable category.

Music, videos, books, images etc are not.

Basically a patentable category relates to technology. If your idea isn’t a technology, it isn’t in a patentable category.

TWO – DOES YOUR IDEA HAVE THAT “WOW” DIFFERENCE?

In order for your idea to be patent-worthy, it has to be truly different from what has been done before.

In other words, it has to have that “wow” factor.

Your idea will be compared against everything ever known – every software, every website, every public bit of information.

How much of a difference is a “wow”? That’s subjective – and is frequently argued about in court.

THREE – HAVE YOU WAITED TOO LONG TO GET A PATENT?

Even in the US, you have to file for a patent within one year of making your idea public.

In other countries, you have to file for a patent before making your idea public.

Also someone else could file before you and then you’re out of luck (sometimes only a few days can make the difference).

As in everything in life – you snooze, you lose!