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May 17, 2021

Is My Idea Patentable? (Video)

 

Hello and welcome to another Patent Hacks™ video!

In this video we help you answer the all important question… is my idea patentable?

 

 

Important Points of the Video

 

If you want to jump the the key points use the timestamps below:

Patentable subject matter 0:30

Is there anything that cannot be patented? (What can’t be patented?) 1:50

Novel 2:05

How a patent search can help 2:33

Useful 3:14

Non-obvious 3:36

An example of an obvious idea (obvious invention) 3:57

How to make sure your idea is non-obvious 4:12

To identify if your idea is non-obvious ask yourself 4:45

 

Topics Covered

 

In this video we cover the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) four requirements for patentability, and we help you answer the most important questions for each requirement:

 

  1. Patentable subject matter (statutory categories)
    1. Is my idea patentable subject matter? (is my idea a statutory category?)
  2. Novel (“new”)
    1. Is my idea novel? (is my idea unique?)
  3. Useful
    1. Is my idea useful? (can my idea be considered useful?)
  4. Non-obvious
    1. Is my idea non-obvious? (can my idea be considered non-obvious?)

 

Patentability Flowchart

 

If you’re still confused about whether or not your idea is patentable use our helpful flowchart: 

 

Helpful Links

 

If you’d like to learn more about the utility patent application process download our FREE Utility Patent Application Overview PDF.

 

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If you are new to patents here are a few helpful articles.

What is a patent? https://www.patenthacks.com/resource/what-is-a-patent/

Should I File for a Patent? https://www.patenthacks.com/resource/should-i-file-for-a-patent/

The Benefits of Filing for a Patent https://www.patenthacks.com/resource/the-benefits-of-filing-for-a-patent/ 

 

For more helpful information check out the rest our website: https://www.patenthacks.com/

 

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