If you are lucky enough to invent a product that is not yet on the shelves, protecting your product is extremely important. With such an achievement, many people may wish to steal your idea and take it as their own. The best way to protect your product is you get a patent for it, making it illegally yours. Here are some simple steps to getting a patent for your product:
Record keeping- This entails details on how you came up with the idea, the changes you made to it, when you began working on it, the difficulties you’ve endured during the whole process with as many details as possible.
Qualifying for patenting- Not all inventions can be patented. That’s why it’s always wise to check if it meets certain criteria’s. Before you apply for a patent, the product must not be on sale or known to other people. Also do a patent search to see if there any other similar products that already exist.
Make the Application- Once you’ve established that your product meets the requirements mentioned above, you can now proceed to filing a patent application with your regions patent authority.