As the digital economy continues to drive innovation and new business models, we see more and more startups turn to patent protection for their innovations. This is unsurprising given that IP can be a valuable asset for any company seeking to protect its technology investment, especially in industries such as software and the digital economy where protecting inventions is essential. In response to this growing demand, Heimlich Law, PC has created an informational series focusing on patents and other intellectual property rights. We’ll be looking at patent case studies from all industries – from retail to technology – so you can see how this legal protection could work for your business or personal projects.
Often people come to us to patent an idea. An idea CANNOT be patented. However, the implementation of an idea CAN be patented. A simple example may suffice to show the distinction. “I want to patent the idea of moving through the air.” – it can’t be patented; however, “I have an apparatus comprising wings with flaps connected to a fuselage having an engine with a propeller.” – this IS patentable.