When Do You NOT Need a Patent?

Inventors tend to think that they must obtain a patent when they invent something. The fact is that in most cases obtaining a patent for an invention is not imperative. True, it has some significant and substantial advantages in the right circumstances and can arm you with very useful commercial and strategic power, but you

Is My Idea Patentable?

Many of us have experienced that exhilarating feeling when an idea for a new invention comes to us in a momentary flash of brilliance. That initial excitement usually fades, though, as we eventually realize it won’t really work, or no one would actually want it, or it’s already been done. But once in a while,