Invention submissions protect the vital ideas of a business with patents. If
you don't put up the shield of protection, then the vultures will come and gobble
up the life blood of your company.
You might ask what inventions and patents have to do with business analysis.
An awful lot! You need to analyze what things are going on in your business
that should be patented. That is a smaller number than could be patented.
You are looking for those ideas and procedures that would damage your business
if a competitor were to get hold of them. They are the ones that qualify
for being called inventions.
The Invention Submission Process
There are 4 main steps to getting a patent:
Analyze what needs to patented.
Do a patent search.
Write the patent.
Submit and secure patent from government.
Some of these steps required to make your invention submission, you can do yourself. You have to decide if it is worth it.
Pros And Cons Of Making The Invention Submission Yourself
You know your business better than anyone, so you will know what ideas and processes are vital. No cost.
There are free facilities for doing patent searches on the internet. No cost.
Write the invention patent yourself. If you are good at writing, you may well be able to write adequate descriptions for your invention. You may even be able to develop drawings. The hard part will be writing claims that will hold up in court. Low or no Cost.
When the patent is finished it must be submitted to the government patent office. There are fees that must be paid with the submittal. Low cost.
It is often difficult to decide what is patentable without some professional guidance.
The free facilities are often
difficult to use. The tools available in a patent attorney's office are
more comprehensive. A patent search done in a patent office will likely
be more complete. It will also come with an opinion of whether your
invention is patentable or not.
You will need to have a good
professional approach to have the invention patent appear serious. If
the claims are not correctly written they will never hold up in court.
If the government patent office
finds a problem with your invention patent submission, they will reject
the patent application. There will be a deadline for submitting
corrections. If the rejection comes at a bad time and the deadline is
not met, then the patent application will be abandoned. Then you must
resubmit your invention patent from scratch.
It's your idea, your baby. If it is a good idea, then there are those
that will be more than happy to steal it from you. If you are going to
protect your baby from the world, you must get an invention patent on