We have a lot of clients who ask us as their attorneys specializing in patent law “How to Patent an Idea?” It’s a great question. Unfortunately, the answer isn’t always as simple as you would hope. Patenting an idea involves a variety of different steps which will likely require the help of a licensed and experienced patent lawyer.
There are a number of general questions which you will want to ask your patent attorney before spending time and money on the idea of the patenting an idea. The first is whether or not your idea qualifies as an invention. Where you the first person to come up with this idea? Is the idea you want to patent novel and unique?