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What is the cheapest way to file a patent for an idea

There is no cheap or expensive way to file a patent. When filing a patent, you always have to pay the filing and other regulatory fees. More importantly, an idea cannot be patented. An idea is the seed for the invention that you will ultimately try to get patent protection for. But lets be clear,…
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How can you be sure that you are not infringing on existing patents?

This question is better written as “What is the Freedom to Operate or right to use?”. Freedom to Operate (FTO) or Right to use means that you have the right to test, market or sell your product in specific areas. Say if someone has been granted patent for a product in India, then they have…
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Trade Secrets

A trade secret is a vital piece of information of your business you have that makes your business unique and different form competitors and is undisclosed. What are trade secrets? A trade secret is vital information kept undisclosed for maintaining exclusivity over it. This exclusivity ensures influencing the market for the product. This information is…
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Trademarks Vs. Copyrights

Intellectual Property Protection Intellectual Property includes all kinds of works, processes, designs, logos, symbols etc. These are the intangible assets that are created and owned by a company. Regardless of the type of domain your company works in, it is likely that it regularly uses and creates some form of IP. To claim ownership and…
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Can an idea be patented?

An idea is an idea – not an invention The simple answer is no—you cannot patent an idea for an invention. The invention itself must exist before you file a patent for it or you can file a provisional patent application describing the invention and then work towards realizing the invention. This is normally one of the…
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Intellectual property strategies for Software startups

As a technology startup, you’re in the business of innovation. Intellectual property needs and must be a very important consideration for your team from day 1. Obtaining IP protection such as patents, trademarks or copyrights can be very useful in differentiating yourselves from the competition, minimizing competition and also build up your defenses against any…
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