DOWNLOAD: 5½ things you
need to know before filing a patent

The invention process is an exciting undertaking on its own, but protecting your work is paramount. And when it comes to filing a patent application, having knowledge of the process, realistic expectations and patience will prepare you for what lies ahead.

Understanding these 5½ things will get you ready to file your patent application:

  1. Utility
  2. Novelty
  3. Obviousness
  4. Cost and expectations
  5. Timeline
  6. Consultation checklist