I think it’s difficult to give a one-size-fits all generic answer to this question. Deciding when to file a patent application is always going to involve a balancing of cost, risk and potential reward. My impression is that having a patent application pending is unlikely … Continue readingDoes patent filing help in initial fund raising for hardware startups? Or is it better to wait until after funding?
This is based on a Quora question. There are a lot of potential meanings to the phrase “dynamic patent monopoly lengths,” but by one definition, they may already exist. Most patent offices in the world charge some type of “maintenance fee” at regular time intervals … Continue readingShould patents have dynamic patent monopoly lengths?
In the US, you would have one year from a public disclosure to file a patent application. However, most countries don’t give as much time. In most countries outside of the US, most notably at the European Patent Office, patents are evaluated from an “absolute … Continue readingCan I release an invention to test the market and then patent it after if it looks like it’s going to sell?