When do you need to protect your idea and file for a patent?

When do you need to protect your idea and file for a patent?

There are essential requirements you need to meet in order to file for a patent and protect your innovation. But what’s the best strategy in terms of timing when filing a patent? Our Question of the week video is here to help you to answer that very question.

You don’t want to file for a patent too soon-- at least not until you have managed to fulfill all of the requirements for filing. You need to have the basic design of the idea ready with enough technical details, which you can use to explain your innovation to someone else. Remember, you don’t need a prototype of your idea-- just a basic detailed design.

However, you don’t want to file too late. You need to act fast or someone else can file before you. If you have met all of the pre-requisites to file for a patent for your innovation, don’t wait too much or someone will step in faster than you and block your startup idea.

If you want to protect your idea, file for a patent. We at KISSPatent can help you to turn your ideas into profit. Give us a call and we will be happy to answer all of your questions. Submit your own question for our Question of the week series and we'll answer it!

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