To answer the question: “Patent invention, or keep the secret?” As you can imagine, you have to distinguish case by case, ie you have to analyze and evaluate the scope of your innovative idea, the possible and predictable outlets and commercial developments ‘the interest that the same could arouse among competitors in their market segment and, of course, their budget available.
Patenting an invention means that it must be kept confidential before the possible Italian, European and extra European deposit, in order to prevent third parties from accessing and benefiting from the aforementioned, at the expense of the legitimate inventor.
How to start?
Preliminarily, it is strategic to check the current state of the art, saying that the novelty requirement is met. In this regard, the examination and in-depth analysis of patent databases can be helpful in evaluating possible and subsequent patent investment in the countries of present and / or potential interest.
Is it worth patenting?
It is not always convenient and therefore it is not always advisable to patent your inventive idea. Consequently, it may be worth keeping your secret idea and, therefore, do not divulge it by filing a patent (see, for example, the formula for making Coca-Cola drink, or the many culinary recipes). In other cases, the failure to invest in the filing of a patent could prove irretrievably damaging to its core business , in fact, the competitive advantage it could derive from its direct competitors might vanish if everyone becomes aware of and thus freely of the innovative contribution of our design and invention.
… ..and later what happens?
Another strategic aspect, certainly not to be underestimated, is to have the real availability to put in production and marketing its innovative idea. In fact, based on our experience, it is difficult to successfully promote its innovative idea with third parties, in anticipation of a possible sale with the corresponding achievement of a fair consideration. Consequently, patenting its invention without having the prospect of being able to market it concretely, or without having a possible buyer, could inevitably undermine its expectations.
So how do I move?
Based on our experience and proven professional experience, we do not advise to venture into the patronage business without having previously acquired all the necessary information from certain sources and has conducted all the necessary verifications that will allow us to decide on the fate of its innovative idea to invest reasonably well. In fact, for example, many users contact us, asking us to patent ideas that do not meet the requirements of the law, which are conflicting with the ideas already disclosed and known in the current state of the art: In fact, the latter are resolved , often and willingly, in adapting to their core-business a simple process for making a product .Unfortunately, these allegedly innovative ideas are not patentable and, therefore, are not worthy of exclusive legal protection by the Patent Office.
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