A provisional or non-provisional patent can be obtained for a method, a device or an application.
It can take years to obtain, but it is the only IP right that protects functionality (not ideas or concepts though!)

Do your research

Before commencement of any Research and Development, you should first check the free public databases which provide a great source of technical information.

Novel, inventive, industrial applicability

The Examiner will asses whether your invention satisfies each of these 3 criteria in order be patented. Software CAN be patentable, just NOT as such.

Do not disclose

Refrain from any marketing activities e.g. Kickstarter before filing a patent. Once publicly disclosed, your invention is in the public domain and may no longer be patentable.

If you would like further information or advice please contact us and see what we can do to assist you on securing a patent.

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