Is your idea patentable?
If you solved a problem that no one else has already solved then you may have a patentable solution!
More specifically, 35 USC 101 states that: “Whoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof, may obtain a patent therefor, subject to the conditions and requirements of this title.”
This is the main question I get from clients during our free consultation. Yes free.
The best way to understand what is patentable, it is also helpful to understand what is not patentable. Here is a list of inventions that are not patentable:
(1) Laws of nature – Albert Einstein would be out of luck. For example, his mathematical “discoveries” would not be patentable.
(2) Natural phenomena – If the universe already made it, then sorry. However, if the “natural phenomena” occurred as a result of your idea of combining two elements, then you may have patent (i.e., chemical process).
(3) Abstract ideas – This basically means that you have a “concept” of what you want to solve, but have no idea how to do it. Can’t patent concepts.
Obtaining a patent can be an arduous endeavor. However, the pain is worst when you see your idea being advertised on one of those infomercials. Give us a call to see if you have a patentable idea. Consultation is free.