Patent a process


Are there any resources you guys can help me find to patent a process for a web app I have developed. Or give any advice or steps to get the process started. Thanks so much everyone.


asked Jan 7 '11 at 12:19
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  • do you understand the patent process in general (for utility, design)? – Henry The Hengineer 13 years ago

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I don't know of any guides, since processes are especially difficult to patent: You can, however, do some preliminary research on or to see how others have filed patents for processes.

answered Jan 7 '11 at 12:31
Henry The Hengineer
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At first try to answer yourself why you need to file patent application? Is your solution patentable, is it new?
As already answered, best what you can do at first is to conduct background research. Use Google, patent databases, startup directories, etc. Is there anything similar done before?
If you are still convinced that you need to file patent application, try to find patent attorney or patent lawyer and prepare to describe your solution and answer to questions what makes it different, etc.
Good luck!

answered Jan 10 '11 at 19:00
Mikk Putk
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